Jeremiah 5:3

“O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

O Lord, are not thine eyes vpon the trueth? thou hast stricken them, but they haue not grieued; thou hast consumed them, but they haue refused to receiue correction: they haue made their faces harder then a rocke, they haue refused to returne.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

O LORD, do not Your eyes {look} for truth? You have smitten them, {But} they did not weaken; You have consumed them, But they refused to take correction. They have made their faces harder than rock; They have refused to repent.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

O Jehovah, do not thine eyes look upon truth? thou hast stricken them, but they were not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.
- American Standard Version (1901)

O Lord, do not your eyes see good faith? you have given them punishment, but they were not troubled; you have sent destruction on them, but they did not take your teaching to heart: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they would not come back.
- Basic English Bible

Jehovah, are not thine eyes upon fidelity? Thou hast smitten them, but they are not sore; thou hast consumed them, they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.
- Darby Bible

O LORD, are not thy eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.
- Webster's Bible

O Yahweh, don't your eyes look on truth? You have stricken them, but they were not grieved. You have consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction. They have made their faces harder than a rock. They have refused to return.
- World English Bible

Jehovah, Thine eyes, are they not on stedfastness? Thou hast smitten them, and they have not grieved, Thou hast consumed them, They have refused to receive instruction, They made their faces harder than a rock, They have refused to turn back.
- Youngs Literal Bible

O LORD, are not Thine eyes upon truth? Thou hast stricken them, but they were not affected; Thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction; they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 5:3


5:3 O Lord - Dost not thou approve truth and faithfulness. Grieved - They have not repented. Consumed - God had not only lightly chastised them, but wasted them by several enemies, yet they have profited nothing by it.


Discussion for Jeremiah 5

  • Brianna vs. 31
    This is such a powerful question. You can profess to be a Christian while living a debauched life, but will you do when the end comes and you have to be judged? What can you say to the almighty God Jehovah? I went to church while knowingly sinning? Do you really think God will accept that excuse?
  • Geraldine cole
    When u don't hear the warning that God has sent to u by his messenger.u will find yourself before God at the judgement set God don't need to ask u any question he watches u every day all day and night he has given each one of us a angles to be with us 24 hour a day they take notes of our life .we are making our own spiritual movie it will be play back to us as we are dying and judging on how we live hell or heaven is waiting for us .u will not be able to blame anyone else for how U lived.not mother or father or sister or brother each person will be judge on his on life .stop blaming other for what u did .repent give it to God while u can.when u die its to late.
  • God says it all to plainly, "Unjust Leaders " Set traps to try and kill off the righteous and the upright at heart. The one 's that knowingly know what they are doing and do nothing, will suffer along with them, Lake of Fire for the unjust attacks and persecution on the righteous "These person will be in for a very big surprise " come the restoration of the King of Kings Lord of Lords. Very, Very close to the restoration....God will do what is Righteous. Then Gods Courtroom will be in session.
  • Patrick for verse 31
    The love of wealth has blinded the so called men of God. False prophets are already in action, be careful child ofGod.
  • Susan L. for verse 3
    Debra is right, on all accounts. We have the leaders we deserve, I 'm sorry to say. Until we humble ourselves and choose to live righteously, we have no right to expect God to intervene.
  • Ramlakhan
    The words of Jeremiah is alive today as never before. This is the condition of the church world and its leaders and followers. Let us seek the Lord Jesus Christ as never before with our entire being now!

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