Jeremiah 6:16

“Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the wayes and see, and aske for the old paths, where is the good way, and walke therein, and ye shall finde rest for your soules: but they said, We will not walke therein.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Thus says the LORD, "Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is, and walk in it; And you will find rest for your souls. But they said, 'We will not walk {in it.}'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thus saith Jehovah, Stand ye in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way; and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls: but they said, We will not walk `therein'.
- American Standard Version (1901)

This is what the Lord has said: Take your place looking out on the ways; make search for the old roads, saying, Where is the good way? and go in it that you may have rest for your souls. But they said, We will not go in it.
- Basic English Bible

Thus saith Jehovah: Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the ancient paths, which is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk [therein].
- Darby Bible

Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk in it, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk in it.
- Webster's Bible

Thus says Yahweh, "Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, 'Where is the good way?' and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But they said, 'We will not walk in it.'
- World English Bible

Thus said Jehovah: Stand ye by the ways and see, and ask for paths of old, Where [is] this -- the good way? and go ye in it, And find rest for yourselves. And they say, `We do not go.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thus saith the LORD: stand ye in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said: 'We will not walk therein.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 6:16


6:16 Stand - He now turns his speech to the people, and gives them counsel; by a metaphor taken from travellers, that being in doubt of their way, stand still, and consider, whether the direction they have received from some false guide, be right or not.


Discussion for Jeremiah 6

  • BSP
    God expressed his displeasure with the nation of Israel because they weren't sincere in their worship. Jehovah is not pleased with hypocritical worship.
  • Modesta
    16 verse of Jeremiah has come to my heart and to a lot of other believers. Many are coming out saying we are saved by grace but the Lord didn't give it to us to play with sin. NO OH MY God no!!!! It's a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God he gave us power and grace to conquer sin,if we don't understand how to conquer sin ask the Holy Spirit to teach you how to overcome sin.
  • Karen Ridgeway
    Lovely thoughts!
  • Geraldine cole
    God is OWSOME and he have a plan for us all if we are rebellious we will go to hell if we obey him we will see him one day really it up to us he is not going to take our free will away. Be careful how U treat the Lord Jesus Christ U no he he was sent by his father God so that we may have life everlasting it up to us to recieve what he have for us the bible say the day that u hear his voice hard not your hart .some of us really don't believe That there is a God U have a religious spirit which mean u have a form of Godlyness but u don't live for God u live for Satan u only have God in your mind not in your hart nor or u saved and u do not have the holy Ghost wake up don't let the devil trick u Repent ask Jesus to come in your life and truly live for him recieve ye the Holy Ghost Act chapter 2 verse 28 read the whole Chaper study the Bible and u will fine rest and u will get to know Jesus more start reading the bible from the Begining to the end pray that Jesus will direct u to a Church that preach his Holy Word Amen
  • Stefanie
    God shows His Graciousness Patience in this chapter, for although His Children deserved His Wrath and Judgment God sends His Prophet Jeremiah to woo His chosen land, Israel,back to their Heavenly Father despite their constant rebellion.
  • Barbara for verse 16
    This is the mind set of the world system and some who say they are Christians. God's Word is very clear on how and where He requires His children to walk. How in obedience. Where in His unchanging Word. In doing this we find His peace and enjoy His promised blessings. When we disobey we find our lives in untold disorder even as the people of Jeremiah's day.

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