Jeremiah 8:6

“I hearkened and heard, but they spake not aright: no man repented him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? every one turned to his course, as the horse rusheth into the battle.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I hearkened and heard, but they spake not aright: no man repented him of his wickednesse, saying, What haue I done? euery one turned to his course, as the horse rusheth into the battell.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I have listened and heard, They have spoken what is not right; No man repented of his wickedness, Saying, 'What have I done?' Everyone turned to his course, Like a horse charging into the battle.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I hearkened and heard, but they spake not aright: no man repenteth him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? every one turneth to his course, as a horse that rusheth headlong in the battle.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I took note and gave ear, but no one said what is right: no man had regret for his evil-doing, saying, What have I done? everyone goes off on his way like a horse rushing to the fight.
- Basic English Bible

I hearkened and heard: they speak not what is right; there is no man who repenteth him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? Every one turneth to his course, like a horse rushing into the battle.
- Darby Bible

I hearkened and heard, but they spoke not aright: no man repented of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? every one turned to his course, as the horse rusheth to the battle.
- Webster's Bible

I listened and heard, but they didn't speak aright: no man repents him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? everyone turns to his course, as a horse that rushes headlong in the battle.
- World English Bible

I have given attention, yea, I hearken, They do not speak right, No man hath repented of his wickedness, Saying, What have I done? Every one hath turned to his courses, As a horse is rushing into battle.
- Youngs Literal Bible

I attended and listened, but they spoke not aright; no man repenteth him of his wickedness, saying: 'What have I done?' Every one turneth away in his course, as a horse that rusheth headlong in the battle.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 8:6


8:6 I - God.


Discussion for Jeremiah 8

  • ShilohS
    Was this an event in history, or a prophecy for today?Muslims are known for digging up remains of kings and leaders.It refers to it being in the sight of the hosts of heaven,and their flag is moon and star.Invasion from far North would be Turkey.So many Jews are so by heritage only, and they did refuse to accept the Messiah when He came. "Refine"
  • Stephende
    This book is hard for me to enjoy because it is God punishing or letting bad things happen to Judah. He even hired old King Neb to have his way with them because of their noisome disobedience. He removed his protection that King David waxed so poetic about in Psalms. And so it is. Yes, the bible is ancient but the lessons remain quite topical. Follow after idols in any form and you can kiss your blessings goodbye.
  • Insight 777
    Verse 14, Jesus is the living water and Israel rejects Jesus. Jesus is Peace and Love. That rejection is the sin against the Lord. Therefore, they only have the symbolic water of Satan to drink, which is gall and that represents Hate and War.
  • It is evident that the essence of harvest is not felt in the lives of the people. People are meant to reflect on the literary meaning of harvest but the reverse is the case as people turn harvest to period of meriment and not a period of sober reflection.
  • Bob
    God is showing us signs and wonders, He is telling us the time is very short. It is time to repent of our sins and to encourage others to return to The Lord. Many people are dying needlessly because of sin. But there is hope for many who will look to Jesus.
  • Faithfull for verse 15
    Jeremiah 8:15 We looked for peace (worldly peace), but no good came (no peace came); and for a time of health (health care for all), and behold trouble! Instead the deadly Mark of the Beast. Amen

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