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

  • A disciple
    R Egnor; verse 21 "For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt; I am black; astonishment hath taken hold on me." The word used (Heb. qadar - kaw-dar'), means to be ashy i.e dark colored; by implication to mourn (in sackcloth or sordid garments) be black, dark, heavy, mourn, etc. Also: totally without light in complete darkness full of sorrow or suffering sad dismal gloomy without hope.
  • R Egnor
    what does chapter 21 mean says I am black
  • BSO
    Verse 5: The people were guilty of backsliding. This wasn't just a few times, the verse said they did so perpetually.
  • Steve morrow
    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 *****8:12 WERE THEY ASHAMED WHEN THEY HAD COMMITTED ABOMINATION NO THEY WERE NOT AT ALL ASHAMED NEITHER COULD THEY BLUSH THEREFORE SHALL THEY FALL AMONG THEM THAT FALL IN THE TIME OF THEIR VISITATION THEY SHALL BE CAST DOWN SAITH THE LORD*****
  • BSP
    In verse 6, God was waiting and listening for any sign of repentance on the part of the Israelites. This shows that he wanted to forgive them, but since they lacked sincere repentance God would not forgive them.
  • 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"

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