Jeremiah 1:16

“And I will utter my judgments against them touching all their wickedness, who have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I will vtter my iudgements against them touching all their wickednesse, who haue forsaken me, and haue burnt incense vnto other gods, and worshipped the workes of their owne hands.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I will pronounce My judgments on them concerning all their wickedness, whereby they have forsaken Me and have offered sacrifices to other gods, and worshiped the works of their own hands.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I will utter my judgments against them touching all their wickedness, in that they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I will give my decision against them on account of all their evil-doing; because they have given me up, burning perfumes to other gods and worshipping the works of their hands.
- Basic English Bible

and I will pronounce my judgments against them for all their wickedness, in that they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands.
- Darby Bible

And I will utter my judgments against them touching all their wickedness, who have forsaken me, and have burned incense to other gods, and worshiped the works of their own hands.
- Webster's Bible

I will utter my judgments against them touching all their wickedness, in that they have forsaken me, and have burned incense to other gods, and worshiped the works of their own hands.
- World English Bible

And I have spoken My judgments with them concerning all their evil, in that they have forsaken Me, and make perfume to other gods, and bow themselves to the works of their own hands.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And I will utter My judgments against them touching all their wickedness; in that they have forsaken me, and have offered unto other gods, and worshipped the work of their own hands.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Jeremiah 1:16

  • This passage struck me as violent and retributive at first, but maybe I read it incorrectly. God says "I will utter My judgments against them touching all their wickedness." He doesn't seem to punish "wicked men", rather his judgments are targeted at "their wickedness". I think God freed these men rather than punishing them; He cast out their demons that hid the Lord from them encouraged them to sin. I think this is actually a story of redemption.

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