Jeremiah 23:23

“Am I a God at hand, sayth the Lord, and not a God afarre off?”

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[Am] I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off?
- King James Version

"Am I a God who is near, declares the LORD, "And not a God far off?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Am I a God at hand, saith Jehovah, and not a God afar off?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Am I only a God who is near, says the Lord, and not a God at a distance?
- Basic English Bible

Am I a God at hand, saith Jehovah, and not a God afar off?
- Darby Bible

Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off.
- Webster's Bible

Am I a God at hand, says Yahweh, and not a God afar off?
- World English Bible

A God near [am] I -- an affirmation of Jehovah, And not a God afar off?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Am I a God near at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Jeremiah 23

  • Ivy Johnson
    Things change: stay the same: Jeremiah’s days: today much worse: too much money: from members:mega Churches: private jets: mansions: expensive vehicles: keeping-up-with-Jones: expensive carpet: no conviction: use water down: man replaced: Words: instead of the HOLY SCRIPTURES: given by GOD the HOLY SPIRIT: CENTURIES AGO:
    PREACH GODS WORDS: IN
  • Ivy Johnson
    V#3: WOW to thee so called preachers: preaching replacement theology: God is finished with ISRAEL: and help to bring about the BDS: and antiemetic movements: All enemies of THE GOD OF ABRAHAM:ISAAC:JACOB:and their SEED Forever: ISRAEL also. Soon they ALL will have to give an ACCOUNT to GOD ALMIGHTY: God is married to the JEWISH People Forever: TheY are the APPLE of HIS EYE: The most delicate area.
  • Don Felipe
    Jeremiah 23 is part of the ominous warning God has given to believers. The very beginning of the chapter is setting up the prophecy of the Christian church in the last days before Jesus' returns in judgment. The history of the Hebrew nation is a mirror of the things that have come to pass in these latter days. Judgment must first come on the church...and it has already begun. May God have mercy
  • Irene123
    V. 14 - God just didn't like Sodom/Gomorrah; I guess He did (maybe) at one time, OR, His word does say he is of great mercy and slow to anger. People say there was no 'grace' with God in the O.T.; I think there was ................
  • Lu2677
    "Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use their tongues, and say, He saith"
    Verse 31
  • Irene123
    Jer. 23:26-27; do these vs. remind anyone of an institution that was formed in 325 A.D.? especially v. 27.

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