Jeremiah 17:4

“And thou, euen thy selfe shalt discontinue from thine heritage that I gaue thee, and I will cause thee to serue thine enemies in the land which thou knowest not: for yee haue kindled a fire in mine anger, which shall burne for euer.”

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Other Translations

And thou, even thyself, shalt discontinue from thine heritage that I gave thee; and I will cause thee to serve thine enemies in the land which thou knowest not: for ye have kindled a fire in mine anger, [which] shall burn for ever.
- King James Version

And you will, even of yourself, let go of your inheritance That I gave you; And I will make you serve your enemies In the land which you do not know; For you have kindled a fire in My anger Which will burn forever.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And thou, even of thyself, shalt discontinue from thy heritage that I gave thee; and I will cause thee to serve thine enemies in the land which thou knowest not: for ye have kindled a fire in mine anger which shall burn for ever.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And your hand will have to let go your heritage which I gave you; and I will make you a servant to your haters in a land which is strange to you: for you have put my wrath on fire with a flame which will go on burning for ever.
- Basic English Bible

And of thyself thou shalt let go thine inheritance which I gave thee; and I will cause thee to serve thine enemies in a land that thou knowest not; for ye have kindled a fire in mine anger, -- it shall burn for ever.
- Darby Bible

And thou, even thyself, shall discontinue from thy heritage that I gave thee; and I will cause thee to serve thy enemies in the land which thou knowest not: for ye have kindled a fire in my anger, which shall burn for ever.
- Webster's Bible

You, even of yourself, shall discontinue from your heritage that I gave you; and I will cause you to serve your enemies in the land which you don't know: for you have kindled a fire in my anger which shall burn forever.
- World English Bible

And thou hast let go -- even through thyself, Of thine inheritance that I gave to thee, And I have caused thee to serve thine enemies, In a land that thou hast not known, For a fire ye have kindled in Mine anger, Unto the age it doth burn.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And thou, even of thyself, shalt discontinue from thy heritage that I gave thee; and I will cause thee to serve thine enemies in the land which thou knowest not; for ye have kindled a fire in My nostril, which shall burn for ever.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 17:4


17:4 For ever - For a long time; so the word ever is often taken.


Discussion for Jeremiah 17

  • Geoff
    Janet that was very nice...Perfect comment.
  • Janet
    V. 7 Father, give me Grace to trust You completely today.
  • Steve morrow
    JEREMIAHM 17:5 THUS SAITH THE LORD CURSED BE THE MAN THAT TRUSTETH IN MAN AND MAKETH FLESH HIS ARM AND WHOSE HEART DEPARTETH FROM THE LORD PSALM 146:3 put not your trust in princes nor in the son of man in whom there is no help PSALM 118:8it is better to trust in THE LORD than to put confidence in man ISAIAH2:22cease you from man whose breath is in his nostrils for wherein is he to be accounted of
  • Steve morrow
    JEREMIAH 17:16 as for me I have not hastened from being a pastor to follow thee neither have I desired the woeful day thou knowest that which came out of my lips was right before thee AMOS 5:18 woe unto you that desire the DAY OF THE LORD to what end is it for you THE DAY OF THE LORD is darkness and not light
  • Obbie Beal
    (just like above), ready or not the wrath of Jehovah / GOD is upon us whether we see it or not see it; the pain of the wrath shall suddenly make itself known to 'all' on that day; it is like the 'hour' that suddenly comes when a women must give birth; ready or not we / she shall go through it. Thank GOD for the BLOOD OF JESUS / EMMANUEL.
  • Mary Davis
    Giving God the Glory, and praised for He is our only salvation through His only begotten son Jesus Christ!!!!

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