Jeremiah 6:16

“Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the wayes and see, and aske for the old paths, where is the good way, and walke therein, and ye shall finde rest for your soules: but they said, We will not walke therein.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Thus says the LORD, "Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is, and walk in it; And you will find rest for your souls. But they said, 'We will not walk {in it.}'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thus saith Jehovah, Stand ye in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way; and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls: but they said, We will not walk `therein'.
- American Standard Version (1901)

This is what the Lord has said: Take your place looking out on the ways; make search for the old roads, saying, Where is the good way? and go in it that you may have rest for your souls. But they said, We will not go in it.
- Basic English Bible

Thus saith Jehovah: Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the ancient paths, which is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk [therein].
- Darby Bible

Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk in it, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk in it.
- Webster's Bible

Thus says Yahweh, "Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, 'Where is the good way?' and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But they said, 'We will not walk in it.'
- World English Bible

Thus said Jehovah: Stand ye by the ways and see, and ask for paths of old, Where [is] this -- the good way? and go ye in it, And find rest for yourselves. And they say, `We do not go.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thus saith the LORD: stand ye in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said: 'We will not walk therein.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 6:16


6:16 Stand - He now turns his speech to the people, and gives them counsel; by a metaphor taken from travellers, that being in doubt of their way, stand still, and consider, whether the direction they have received from some false guide, be right or not.


Discussion for Jeremiah 6:16

  • Barbara for verse 16
    This is the mind set of the world system and some who say they are Christians. God's Word is very clear on how and where He requires His children to walk. How in obedience. Where in His unchanging Word. In doing this we find His peace and enjoy His promised blessings. When we disobey we find our lives in untold disorder even as the people of Jeremiah's day.
  • Its a warning to false teachings ,the church has been corrupted by this teachings
  • Christians we must stick to the word of God n be aware of the fake coming gods Satan .We should praise our Lord the same way at first and know
  • JAlabama for verse 16
    Just as in Jeremiah 's day, the church has left the old paths, trying to covert souls without repentance and no conviction. We are worried more about what music or style of worship will attract people and less about calling for repentance. No wonder today 's committed Christian remains committed only until the commitment becomes inconvenient. If you want revival, surrender all to Christ and let Him direct you in the "old paths ". We are like the church of Laodecia in Revelation, we have left our first love.
  • Ruelrofel for verse 16
    dont just jump into one decision . God has greater plan stored for us its up for us how to surrender our life to him God has a lot of options for us to follow seek him and you will find
  • Welemina for verse 16
    His word is so powerful; we must trust, if you ask he will give anything in his name.

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