Jeremiah 17:11

As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Jeremiah 17:11

As the partrich sitteth on egges, and hatcheth them not: so he that getteth riches and not by right, shall leaue them in the midst of his dayes, and at his end shall be a foole.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"As a partridge that hatches eggs which it has not laid, {So} is he who makes a fortune, but unjustly; In the midst of his days it will forsake him, And in the end he will be a fool."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

As the partridge that sitteth on `eggs' which she hath not laid, so is he that getteth riches, and not by right; in the midst of his days they shall leave him, and at his end he shall be a fool.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Like the partridge, getting eggs together but not producing young, is a man who gets wealth but not by right; before half his days are ended, it will go from him, and at his end he will be foolish.
- Basic English Bible

[As] the partridge sitteth on [eggs] it hath not laid, [so] is he that getteth riches and not by right: in the midst of his days shall he leave them, and at his end shall be a fool.
- Darby Bible

As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.
- Webster's Bible

As the partridge that sits on [eggs] which she has not laid, so is he who gets riches, and not by right; in the midst of his days they shall leave him, and at his end he shall be a fool.
- World English Bible

A partridge hatching, and not bringing forth, [Is] one making wealth, and not by right, In the midst of his days he doth forsake it, And in his latter end -- he is a fool.
- Youngs Literal Bible

As the partridge that broodeth over young which she hath not brought forth, so is he that getteth riches, and not by right; in the midst of his days he shall leave them, and at his end he shall be a fool.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Jeremiah 17:11

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 17:11


17:11 Hatcheth them not - Having lost them, either by some man that has taken them from her, or by some vermin or wild beast. A fool - Shall lose it again before he dies, and then shall understand what a fool he was.


Discussion for Jeremiah 17:11

  • Allen humble on Jeremiah 17:11
    jeremiah 17:11 is a clear warning to every individual who loves money regardless of how he or she could get it either clean or unclean way. these set of people are Esau of old who for mundane and ephemeral things of world can lay the blessings of the future on the altar of the present and sacrifice it. they are people who valued things of temporal than things of eternal, 2 Chorintians 4:18.
  • PHILIP N.KAMAU on Jeremiah 17:11
    It is a wonderful scripture


 

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