Jeremiah 44:16

As for the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of the LORD, we will not hearken unto thee.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

As for the word that thou hast spoken vnto vs in the name of the Lord, we will not hearken vnto thee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"As for the message that you have spoken to us in the name of the LORD, we are not going to listen to you!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

As for the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of Jehovah, we will not hearken unto thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

As for the word which you have said to us in the name of the Lord, we will not give ear to you.
- Basic English Bible

[As for] the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of Jehovah, we will not hearken unto thee,
- Darby Bible

As for the word that thou hast spoken to us in the name of the LORD, we will not hearken to thee.
- Webster's Bible

As for the word that you have spoken to us in the name of Yahweh, we will not listen to you.
- World English Bible

`The word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of Jehovah -- we are not hearkening unto thee;
- Youngs Literal Bible

'As for the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of the LORD, we will not hearken unto thee.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Jeremiah 44:16

  • The strange thing in regards to this verse is that earlier in Chapter 42 the people asked Jeremiah to pray in their behalf for direction. When Jeremiah told the people what Jehovah's reply was, the people did not like the answer they received so they made up their mind to completely ignore Jeremiah and thus disobeyed Jehovah God. If the people had showed respect for the answer they had received, they could have been spared when Egypt was invaded. The lesson I learned from this verse is that even if we do not like what something says in God's Word, it was written in the Bible for a reason and we need to strive to obey those words.

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