Jeremiah 7:18

“The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, & the women knead their dough to make cakes to the Queene of heauen, and to powre out drinke offerings vnto other gods, that they may prouoke me to anger.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead dough to make cakes for the queen of heaven; and {they} pour out drink offerings to other gods in order to spite Me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead the dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink-offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The children go for wood, the fathers get the fire burning, the women are working the paste to make cakes for the queen of heaven, and drink offerings are drained out to other gods, moving me to wrath.
- Basic English Bible

The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink-offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.
- Darby Bible

The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink-offerings to other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.
- Webster's Bible

The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead the dough, to make cakes to the queen of the sky, and to pour out drink offerings to other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.
- World English Bible

The sons are gathering wood, And the fathers are causing the fire to burn, And the women are kneading dough, To make cakes to the queen of the heavens, And to pour out libations to other gods, So as to provoke Me to anger.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead the dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink-offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke Me.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 7:18


7:18 The children - Here God shews how busily they are employed from the youngest to the oldest for their idolatry. The queen - As the sun was looked upon as king, so the moon as the queen of heaven.


Discussion for Jeremiah 7

  • STEPHEN
    TO OBEY OUR GOD IT WILL TAKE COMMITMENT AND MOST OF ALL IT WILL CHANGE OUR LIFE FOEVER
  • Brother carl
    Then and now the people do the abominations that God hates only to come to their places of worship to appease their consciences. This is useless God sees all of this. They worship other God's which they spend their time and money on. instead of justice and mercy they oppress. God is not in their places of worship but is on the outside knocking on the door waiting for them to open it up to him.
  • Steve morrow
    JEREMIAH 7:6 IF YOU OPPRESS NOT THE STRANGER THE FATHERLESS AND THE WIDOW AND SHED NOT INNOCENT BLOOD IN THIS PLACE NEITHER WALK AFTER OTHER GODS TO YOUR HURT 7:7 THEN WILL I CAUSE YOU TO DWELL IN THIS PLACE IN THE LAND THAT I GAVE TO YOUR FATHERS FOR EVER AND EVER 7:8 ***** BEHOLD YOU TRUST IN LYING WORDS THAT CANNOT PROFIT *****
  • Sis Anna
    Bring it on up to 2017 into our times. Idols now are our tablets, computers and mobile devices of any kind. Although synonymous, we can use it for good or bad. We can go on it 3 minutes a day and give God first fruits of our day and week or we can use the high technology for IDOL WORSHIP. As Christians, we must be very careful not to offend God. We must put God, through Christ Jesus First.
  • this is the warning to us now if we repent of our sins he god will come to us he is near .closer than you think
  • Insight 777
    Verse 28, Israel rejects Jesus. They rely on the building of the new temple on temple mount, verse 4, which is not required by Jesus. They think that if they rebuild the temple and begin the animal sacrifices again that the Lord will protect them. Verse 10 says the Lord is expected to forgive their sins if they continue in their old ways of worship verse 24. But they are not going forward accepting Jesus but instead they are going backward and the Lord will reject them for that as shown in verse 15. The result of the actions and insistence in their old ways of worship will cause war to come to Israel. Verse 30 might be speaking of expansion of territory to enlarge Israel. Verse 31 is talking about their children being sacrificed as a result of war which GOD did not ask them to do.

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