Jeremiah 2:14

“ Is Israel a seruant? is he a home-borne slaue? why is he spoiled?”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations for Jeremiah 2:14

[Is] Israel a servant? [is] he a homeborn [slave]? why is he spoiled?
- King James Version

"Is Israel a slave? Or is he a homeborn servant? Why has he become a prey?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Is Israel a servant? is he a home-born `slave'? why is he become a prey?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Is Israel a servant? has he been a house-servant from birth? why has he been made waste?
- Basic English Bible

Is Israel a bondman? Is he a home-born [slave]? Why is he become a spoil?
- Darby Bible

Is Israel a servant? is he a home-born slave? why is he laid waste?
- Webster's Bible

Is Israel a servant? Is he a native-born [slave]? Why has he become a prey?
- World English Bible

A servant [is] Israel? Is he a child of the house? Wherefore hath he been for a prey?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Is Israel a servant? Is he a home-born slave? Why is he become a prey?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Commentary for Jeremiah 2:14

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 2:14

2:14 A slave - Slave is here added to home - born to express the baseness of his service, because the master had power to make those slaves who were born of slaves in his house. Why - Why is he thus tyrannized over, as if strangers had the same right over him as owners over their slaves?


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