Jeremiah 23:14

“I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I haue seene also in the prophets of Ierusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walke in lies: they strengthen also the hands of euill doers, that none doeth returne from his wickednesse: they are all of them vnto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Also among the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible thing: The committing of adultery and walking in falsehood; And they strengthen the hands of evildoers, So that no one has turned back from his wickedness. All of them have become to Me like Sodom, And her inhabitants like Gomorrah.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

In the prophets of Jerusalem also I have seen a horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies; and they strengthen the hands of evil-doers, so that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them become unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And in the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a shocking thing; they are untrue to their wives, walking in deceit, and they make strong the hands of evil-doers, so that a man may not be turned back from his evil-doing: they have all become like Sodom to me, and its people like Gomorrah.
- Basic English Bible

And in the prophets of Jerusalem have I seen a horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in falsehood, and strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that none doth return from his wickedness. They are all become unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.
- Darby Bible

I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem a horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evil-doers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them to me as Sodom, and the inhabitants of it as Gomorrah.
- Webster's Bible

In the prophets of Jerusalem also I have seen a horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies; and they strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that none does return from his wickedness: they are all of them become to me as Sodom, and its inhabitants as Gomorrah.
- World English Bible

And in prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible thing, Committing adultery, and walking falsely, Yea, they strengthened the hands of evil doers, So that they have not turned back Each from his wickedness, They have been to me -- all of them -- as Sodom, And its inhabitants as Gomorrah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

But in the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies, and they strengthen the hands of evil-doers, that none doth return from his wickedness; they are all of them become unto Me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Jeremiah 23

  • 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.
  • Pastor Keith Carl Livingston
    I love in Allentown P.A. I notice some of our fellow churches don,t talk about the Holy Spirit much. they tell the bible like its a story. The bible is about u do Gods will,following God,s word with our whole hearts. Explain to the people that we are being judged by God in a spirit,and in truth. God is a spirit that we can feel when we truly sleek his anointing.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Verse 1 is particularly instructive since it reminds us of the emergence of false prophets which the Bible warns will be hallmark of the last days. "Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD.". While the warning is directed at pastors, it applies to all who preach false doctrines that cause souls to stray from the path of righteousness.

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