Jeremiah 5:4

“Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the LORD, nor the judgment of their God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore I said, Surely these are poore, they are foolish: for they know not the way of the Lord, nor the iudgement of their God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then I said, "They are only the poor, They are foolish; For they do not know the way of the LORD {Or} the ordinance of their God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish; for they know not the way of Jehovah, nor the law of their God:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then I said, But these are the poor: they are foolish, for they have no knowledge of the way of the Lord or of the behaviour desired by their God.
- Basic English Bible

And I said, Surely these are the wretched ones, they are foolish; for they know not the way of Jehovah, the judgment of their God.
- Darby Bible

Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the LORD, nor the judgment of their God.
- Webster's Bible

Then I said, "Surely these are poor. They are foolish; for they don't know the way of Yahweh, nor the law of their God.
- World English Bible

And I -- I said, `Surely these [are] poor, They have been foolish, For they have not known the way of Jehovah, The judgment of their God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And I said: 'Surely these are poor, they are foolish, for they know not the way of the LORD, nor the ordinance of their God;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 5:4


5:4 Poor - The vulgar, that understand but little, of less conscience than the better sort. Judgment - The methods or ways of his providence.


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