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

  • Steve morrow
    JEREMIAH 6:18 HEAR O EARTH BEHOLD I WILL BRING EVIL UPON THIS PEOPLE EVEN THE FRUIT OF THEIR THOUGHTS BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOT HEARKENED UNTO MY WORDS NOR TO MY LAW --- BUT REJECTED IT --- JEREMIAH 8:9 THE WISE MEN ARE ASHAMED THEY ARE DISMAYED AND TAKEN LO THEY HAVE REJECTED THE WORD OF THE LORD --- AND WHAT WISDOM IS IN THEM ---
  • A disciple
    Well, we read it like this: a real man or woman of God will not trivialize any part of what it means to be saved, or how one gets saved. The Holy Spirit uses holy Saints to convict the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. God commands all men everywhere to repent and believe the Gospel. Men of the world posing as Christian Pastors and Teachers water down the words of God to please men!
  • A disciple
    "They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people *slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace." - Slightly - Hebrew; qalal' - a prim. root; to be (caus. make) light; lit. (swift, small, sharp, etc.) or fig. (easy, trifling, vile, etc.) - abate, make bright, bring into contempt, (ac) curse, despise, (the) ease (-y; -ier); to make or esteem lightly, etc. How do you read this?
  • Irene123
    The church in Rev. that left it's first love was - Ephesus, not Laodacia. God spewed Laodacia from His mouth. Ephesus was salvageable; not so Laodacia.
  • BSP
    God expressed his displeasure with the nation of Israel because they weren't sincere in their worship. Jehovah is not pleased with hypocritical worship.
  • Karen Ridgeway
    Lovely thoughts!

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