Jeremiah 2:31 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Jeremiah 2:31, NIV: "You of this generation, consider the word of the LORD: 'Have I been a desert to Israel or a land of great darkness? Why do my people say, 'We are free to roam; we will come to you no more'?"

Jeremiah 2:31, ESV: "And you, O generation, behold the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness to Israel, or a land of thick darkness? Why then do my people say, ‘We are free, we will come no more to you’?"

Jeremiah 2:31, KJV: "O generation, see ye the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness unto Israel? a land of darkness? wherefore say my people, We are lords; we will come no more unto thee?"

Jeremiah 2:31, NASB: "You generation, look to the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness to Israel, Or a land of thick darkness? Why do My people say, ‘We are free to roam; We will no longer come to You’?"

Jeremiah 2:31, NLT: "'O my people, listen to the words of the LORD! Have I been like a desert to Israel? Have I been to them a land of darkness? Why then do my people say, 'At last we are free from God! We don't need him anymore!'"

Jeremiah 2:31, CSB: "Evil generation, pay attention to the word of the Lord! Have I been a wilderness to Israel or a land of dense darkness? Why do my people claim, "We will go where we want; we will no longer come to you"?"

What does Jeremiah 2:31 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

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