Jeremiah 4:14

“O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

O Ierusalem, wash thine heart from wickednesse, that thou mayest bee saued: how long shall thy vaine thoughts lodge within thee?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Wash your heart from evil, O Jerusalem, That you may be saved. How long will your wicked thoughts Lodge within you?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

O Jerusalem, wash thy heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thine evil thoughts lodge within thee?
- American Standard Version (1901)

O Jerusalem, make your heart clean from evil, so that you may have salvation. How long are evil purposes to have a resting-place in you?
- Basic English Bible

Wash thy heart, Jerusalem, from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?
- Darby Bible

O Jerusalem, wash thy heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?
- Webster's Bible

Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. How long shall your evil thoughts lodge within you?
- World English Bible

Wash from evil thy heart, O Jerusalem, That thou mayest be saved, Till when dost thou lodge in thy heart Thoughts of thy strength?
- Youngs Literal Bible

O Jerusalem, wash thy heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy baleful thoughts lodge within thee?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 4:14


4:14 Wash - As a means to prevent the judgments that are impending. Vain thoughts - Vain fancies of safety.


Discussion for Jeremiah 4

  • Geraldine cole
    We are living in the last days we have sin against Jesus he is not please with us if we are not doing what his word told us to do all that matter is that we Repent Turn from our wicket ways Remember Jesus came to die in our place this is how we treat him we cannot even love one another u know the wicket watch the righteous u never know who u have turn away from Jesus by your reaction to them
  • Lydia Williams
    I think Jeremiah was called to do a job back then that is still relevant today. God has shown in his word how much he loves us and don't want us deceived to turn away from Him. Like then, he has sent many to warn us of that danger. The best part is, he has given us the power to choose our own destiny. He never gave up on us and He never will. Will we give up on him? Choose life over death, peace!
  • Irene123
    Jer. 4 is ALL about - our repentance and being saved; for newcomers and backsliders. has NOTHING to do with how the earth was divided in Pelegs day.
  • Norm
    And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here! And Jesus said unto them, Seest thou these great buildings? For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ and shall deceive many. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. Take heed that no man deceive you. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. See ye not all these things? Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there believe it not. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. I am your sign: The days are at hand, and the effect of every vision. For I am the LORD: I will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall come to pass it shall be no more prolonged: for in your days, O rebellious house, will I say the word, and will perform it, saith the Lord GOD. Verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. There shall none of my words be prolonged any more, but the word which I have spoken shall be done, saith the Lord GOD.
  • Norm
    Jeremiah 4:7 The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way he is gone forth from his place to make thy land desolate and thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant. "This prophecy is sent by commandment of God Almighty. Read and retain for reproof, instruction and your salvation. The following events mark world descent into spiritual damnation, or hell: the Syrian President will visit the United States for what appears to be a diplomacy visit. During the visit, the US will experience large-scale blackouts, particularly in the northeast, coastal and metro areas. Soon after, during the blackouts, the LORD JESUS CHRIST will save the faithful, children, teens, the destitute and others from around the world. Immediately proceeding this event, US coastal cities and military bases, beginning with NY, will fall under nuclear attack from Russia, China and others. Cities will lay desolate with the remaining people devastated and the world in chaos. Anarchy, famine, enslavement and horrible deaths will ensue. Repent and ask JESUS to save you from this hell. Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved."
  • Diesel
    THIS CHAPTER SPEAKS ON WHY THE PEOPLE OF THE SLAVE TRADE THAT ARE SCATTERED ACROSS THE WORLD WERE ENSLAVED. YAHUAH SENT PROPHET AFTER PROPHET AND THEY WOULD NOT OBEY TO RETURN TO HIM AND LEAVE OTHER NATIONS IDOLS AND GODS ALONE. SO HE PUT THEM INTO A LONG CAPTIVITY THATS COMING TO AN END. TODAH YAHUAH!!!!!!! SHALOM

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