Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

This is what the Lord says:The man who trusts in mankind,
who makes human flesh his strength
and turns his heart from the Lord is cursed.

New American Standard Bible

Thus says the LORD, "Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind And makes flesh his strength, And whose heart turns away from the LORD.

King James Version

Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.

International Standard Version

This is what the LORD says: "Cursed is the person who trusts in mankind, who makes flesh his strength, and whose heart turns away from the LORD.

A Conservative Version

Thus says LORD: Cursed is the man who trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from LORD.

American Standard Version

Thus saith Jehovah: Cursed is the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from Jehovah.

Amplified

Thus says the Lord: Cursed [with great evil] is the strong man who trusts in and relies on frail man, making weak [human] flesh his arm, and whose mind and heart turn aside from the Lord.

Bible in Basic English

This is what the Lord has said: Cursed is the man who puts his faith in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart is turned away from the Lord.

Darby Translation

Thus saith Jehovah: Cursed is the man that confideth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from Jehovah.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Thus hath the LORD said; Cursed be the man that trusts in man and makes flesh his arm and whose heart departs from the LORD.

Julia Smith Translation

Thus said Jehovah: Cursed the man who shall trust in man, and set flesh his arm, and shall turn away his heart from Jehovah.

King James 2000

Thus says the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from the LORD.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Thus says Yahweh, "Cursed [is] the person who trusts in humankind and makes flesh his {strength}, and turns aside his heart from Yahweh.

Modern King James verseion

So says Jehovah, Cursed is the man who trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from Jehovah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Thus sayeth the LORD, "Cursed be the man that putteth his trust in man, and that taketh flesh for his arm: and he, whose heart departeth from the LORD.

NET Bible

The Lord says, "I will put a curse on people who trust in mere human beings, who depend on mere flesh and blood for their strength, and whose hearts have turned away from the Lord.

New Heart English Bible

Thus says the LORD: "Cursed is the man who trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from the LORD.

The Emphasized Bible

Thus, saith Yahweh Accursed is the man - Who trusteth in a son of earth, And hath made flesh his arm, - And whose heart from Yahweh, turneth aside:

Webster

Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.

World English Bible

Thus says Yahweh: Cursed is the man who trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from Yahweh.

Youngs Literal Translation

Thus said Jehovah: Cursed is the man who doth trust in man, And hath made flesh his arm, And from Jehovah whose heart turneth.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
the Lord

Usage: 0

ארר 
'arar 
Usage: 63

be the man
גּבר 
Geber 
Usage: 65

בּטח 
Batach 
Usage: 120

in man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

and maketh
שׂים שׂוּם 
Suwm 
Usage: 580

בּשׂר 
Basar 
Usage: 270

זרעה זרועה זרע זרוע 
Z@rowa` 
Usage: 91

שׂוּר סוּר 
Cuwr 
Usage: 301

References

American

Easton

Asa

Fausets

Images Jeremiah 17:5

Prayers for Jeremiah 17:5

Context Readings

The One Who Trusts In Humankind Contrasted With The One Who Trusts In Yahweh

4 You will, on your own, relinquish your inheritance
that I gave you.
I will make you serve your enemies
in a land you do not know,
for you have set My anger on fire;
it will burn forever.
5 This is what the Lord says:The man who trusts in mankind,
who makes human flesh his strength
and turns his heart from the Lord is cursed.
6 He will be like a juniper in the Arabah;
he cannot see when good comes
but dwells in the parched places in the wilderness,
in a salt land where no one lives.


Cross References

Isaiah 2:22

Put no more trust in man,
who has only the breath in his nostrils.
What is he really worth?

2 Chronicles 32:8

He has only human strength, but we have Yahweh our God to help us and to fight our battles.” So the people relied on the words of King Hezekiah of Judah.

Psalm 118:8-9

It is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust in man.

Psalm 18:21

For I have kept the ways of the Lord
and have not turned from my God to wickedness.

Psalm 62:9

Men are only a vapor;
exalted men, an illusion.
Weighed in the scales, they go up;
together they are less than a vapor.

Psalm 146:3-4

Do not trust in nobles,
in man, who cannot save.

Isaiah 30:1-7

Woe to the rebellious children!
This is the Lord’s declaration.
They carry out a plan, but not Mine;
they make an alliance,
but against My will,
piling sin on top of sin.

Isaiah 31:1-9

Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help
and who depend on horses!
They trust in the abundance of chariots
and in the large number of horsemen.
They do not look to the Holy One of Israel
and they do not seek the Lord’s help.

Isaiah 36:6

Look, you are trusting in Egypt, that splintered reed of a staff that will enter and pierce the hand of anyone who leans on it. This is how Pharaoh king of Egypt is to all who trust in him.

Isaiah 59:15

Truth is missing,
and whoever turns from evil is plundered.The Lord saw that there was no justice,
and He was offended.

Ezekiel 6:9

Then your survivors will remember Me among the nations where they are taken captive, how I was crushed by their promiscuous hearts that turned away from Me and by their eyes that lusted after their idols. They will loathe themselves because of the evil things they did, their detestable practices of every kind.

Ezekiel 29:6-7

Then all the inhabitants of Egypt
will know that I am Yahweh,
for they have been a staff made of reed
to the house of Israel.

Hosea 1:2

When the Lord first spoke to Hosea, He said this to him:Go and marry a promiscuous wife
and have children of promiscuity,
for the land is committing blatant acts of promiscuity
by abandoning the Lord.

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