Jeremiah 5:1

“Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Jeremiah 5:1

Runne yee to and fro thorow the streetes of Ierusalem, and see now and knowe, and seeke in the broad places thereof, if ye can finde a man, if there be any that executeth iudgement, that seeketh the trueth, and I will pardon it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Roam to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, And look now and take note. And seek in her open squares, If you can find a man, If there is one who does justice, who seeks truth, Then I will pardon her.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that doeth justly, that seeketh truth; and I will pardon her.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Go quickly through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and get knowledge, and make a search in her wide places if there is a man, if there is one in her who is upright, who keeps faith; and she will have my forgiveness.
- Basic English Bible

Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broadways thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be [any] that doeth justice, that seeketh fidelity; and I will pardon it.
- Darby Bible

Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in its broad places, if ye can find a man, if there is any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it.
- Webster's Bible

Run back and forth through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places of it, if you can find a man, if there are any who does justly, who seeks truth; and I will pardon her.
- World English Bible

Go to and fro in streets of Jerusalem, And see, I pray you, and know, And seek in her broad places, if ye find a man, If there be one doing judgment, seeking stedfastness -- Then am I propitious to her.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that doeth justly, that seeketh truth; and I will pardon her.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Jeremiah 5:1

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 5:1


5:1 Run - God gives leave to all the earth to look into the state of Jerusalem, by which he vindicates himself in the face of the whole world from all severity towards his people, whatever he brings upon them. In the broad places - Even there, where men meet from all quarters. A man - It seems worse than Sodom and Gomorrah, for God condescends to pardon Jerusalem, if there be but one righteous man found in it; there he came no lower than ten. A man might walk the streets of Jerusalem long enough before he could meet with any one truly religious. Executeth - Among the magistracy. Seeketh - Among the commonalty, that deal faithfully and uprightly.


Discussion for Jeremiah 5:1

  • Alex on Jeremiah 5:1
    Addressed to Steven, you are not understanding what Replacement Theology really is as the whole of the bible is about replacement theology , The 2 nd Adam replaces the 1st Adam . The stain and the spot of 1 st Adam is REPLACED by the blood of the lamb that taketh away the sins of the world WHICH IS REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY . As God told Abraham cast out the bond woman and her son for the bond woman shall shall NOT be heir with the FREE WOMAN and her Son which is Replacement Theology. Old Jerusalem is replaced by New Jerusalem. King David replaced King Saul.. Remember PAUL replaced Saul. When God told Israel that he wd give them a New Covenant replacing the Old covenant not according to the old covenant. That was replacement theology . As a NEW HEART AND A NEW SPIRIT IS ALSO REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY. And i cd go on and on Steven eyes you have but you see not . Mankind needs a new replacement which is the H.G. OUR NEW INNERMAN, IF ANY MAN BE IN CHRIST JESUS HE IS A NEW CREATURE. This is the Godly definition of replacement theology. And the levitical Priesthood is replaced by the Melchisidec Priesthood, its all over the bible. ya wd have to be blind not to see it . But the bible schools cd neva see it.
  • Angela Ferguson on Jeremiah 5:1
    I cant seem to find the answer to my question about ... Should I get my debts paid off first with lesser tithing or pay my 10% +, and make my payoffs take longer ?
  • Rick Mentzer - in Reply on Jeremiah 5:1
    Biblically give to God First and that believing he will give you increase and supply all your need. In the law it was ten percent or first fruits whether animals or crops but you gave your best first, thats the tithe and purpose of it. Now how and where you give is your call, understand this your responsibility if possible is to give and it must not be grudgingly God loves a cheerful giver, also the receiver is responsible for what he does with it. So who do you trust. The apostle Paul talks about it to the church of corinth. Once you give Let Go And Let God. Thats believing!
  • Adam - in Reply on Jeremiah 5:1
    Dear Angela,

    You will probably have a variety of perspectives in tithing. In short, not everyone agrees about tithing, and I personally think having a heart and willingness to help others is the takeaway. I don't think it's the amount, or even necessarily money, but time. For example, if a drug dealer asks me for money, should I tithe to him? What if instead I used my time and gift of encouragement- which of the two is what Jesus would do? Now, which in these 2 situations is best to help: a widow who is in a desperate situation and is evicted from her apartment and needs help, or give money to a local megachurch who just spent $1 million upgrading their stage for laser lights, fog machine, and are paying a performing arts company to do painting and acrobatics during a service once a week. Which would please the Lord more?

    I personally believe our time and labor is just as valuable as money and is a valid way of helping others. I see only weak support for tithing in the Bible. There is stronger support for keeping the Sabbath and eating kosher foods than tithing and somehow many pastors won't preach that, but some will take time to almost guilt-trip Christians to give to their church- when maybe their own irresponsible spending and poor money management is the original problem- not people giving more to fund a building with AC/heating, repairs, taxes, etc that's vacant 95% of the time, when in the same area could be a dozen more churches also vacant 95% of the week. So, instead of sharing resources, or meeting in houses like they did in early Christianity, all this overhead burden is placed on people and instead of giving to actual people in need, they give to maintain a building that's unused and virtually useless most of the time. I think this is wrong. So, I personally do not give to a general church fund, because I feel funds are misappropriated. I feel so much better buying McDonalds gift cards and giving them to homeless. I would never go into debt to tithe.
  • Jessica hall - in Reply on Jeremiah 5:1
    Mark 12 :41-44
  • Khauit W Martin Jr on Jeremiah 5:1
    It's a sad commentary to think Judah/Jerusalem - didn't have within the entire nation righteous persons that could avert YHWH's judgment. He sought but could not find no not one, they even spurned HIS plea to them it seems. How sad! Not so unlike USA 2021 in many ways. It's time for a national time of repentance.


 

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