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 5:3

  • 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.
  • Aren't we living through the same thing today.. We've invited every demonic doctrine into our churches never judging nor any attempt made to throw false doctrine out.. Judgement is looming and it's because of the church not our government. God gives to a people the leaders they deserve.

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