Jeremiah 2:37

“Yea, thou shalt go forth from him, and thine hands upon thine head: for the LORD hath rejected thy confidences, and thou shalt not prosper in them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Yea thou shalt goe forth from him, and thine hands vpon thine head: for the Lord hath reiected thy confidences, and thou shalt not prosper in them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"From this {place} also you will go out With your hands on your head; For the LORD has rejected those in whom you trust, And you will not prosper with them."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

From thence also shalt thou go forth, with thy hands upon thy head: for Jehovah hath rejected those in whom thou trustest, and thou shalt not prosper with them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Truly, you will go out from him with your hands on your head: for the Lord has given up those in whom you have put your faith, and they will be of no help to you.
- Basic English Bible

Thou shalt indeed go forth from her with thy hands upon thy head; for Jehovah hath rejected those thou confidest in, and thou shalt not prosper by them.
- Darby Bible

Yes, thou shalt go forth from him, and thy hands upon thy head: for the LORD hath rejected thy confidences, and thou shalt not prosper in them.
- Webster's Bible

From there also you shall go forth, with your hands on your head; for Yahweh has rejected those in whom you trust, and you shall not prosper with them.
- World English Bible

Also from this thou goest out, And thy hands on thy head, For Jehovah hath kicked at thy confidences, And thou dost not give prosperity to them!
- Youngs Literal Bible

From him also shalt thou go forth, with thy hands upon thy head; for the LORD hath rejected them in whom thou didst trust, and thou shalt not prosper in them.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 2:37


2:37 Yea - All the help thou canst procure shall not prevent thy captivity, but from hence thou shalt go. Thy hands - An usual posture of mourning.


Discussion for Jeremiah 2

  • Claire
    This chapter was brought up when I googled "What is more important, your family or soulwinning?"
    It seems very important that God's work comes first! If not at least at the same time!
  • Irene123
    V. 22 - we cannot save ourselves through our own works - BEFORE we repent; THEN by faith in Jesus we do the works of salvation, i.e. witnessing, church attendance (Heb. 10:25), love, not condemnation to our fellow man, righteous living, prayer for souls, reading His Word daily. Jas. ch. "If a man have faith and not works, can faith save him? For ye se that faith without works is dead."
  • BSP
    God gave the Israelites nothing but good things when He brought them into the Promised Land but they showed an unappreciative spirit and repaid Jehovah God's loving kindness with badness.
  • Jdironman for verse 12
    It could possibly mean he was talking to things greater than man. Possibly the angels was his audience, those who know the goodness and truthfulness of the Lord while those below them turned their back upon him.
  • Jdironman for verse 11
    It seems to me it is saying look at those who believe in Gods other than me. Have they changed their ways? Do they not yet still believe? Why have you forgotten me and why do you stray from me? Especially knowing all that he has done, and what he has commanded them.
  • RANDOLIN
    I think the prophet Jerimiah was a man called by God;
    He was chosen to deliver the message to God's chosen people
    who had turn from God's ways to the things of the world. Even
    thought he had proven his love time and time again, they continue
    sin against Him.
    God pleaded to them to turn from their wicked ways; but instead they
    try to justify themselves that they were not doing any wrong.

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