Parallel Verses

King James Version

And they said, There is no hope: but we will walk after our own devices, and we will every one do the imagination of his evil heart.

New American Standard Bible

"But they will say, 'It's hopeless! For we are going to follow our own plans, and each of us will act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart.'

Holman Bible

But they will say, ‘It’s hopeless. We will continue to follow our plans, and each of us will continue to act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart.’”

International Standard Version

But they'll say, "It's useless! We will follow our plans and each of us will pursue his own evil desires.'

A Conservative Version

But they say, It is in vain. For we will walk after our own devices, and we will do everyone according to the stubbornness of his evil heart.

American Standard Version

But they say, It is in vain; for we will walk after our own devices, and we will do every one after the stubbornness of his evil heart.

Amplified

But they will say, That is in vain! For we will walk after our own devices, and we will each do as the stubbornness of his own evil heart dictates.

Bible in Basic English

But they will say, There is no hope: we will go on in our designs, and every one of us will do what he is moved by the pride of his evil heart to do.

Darby Translation

But they say, There is no hope; for we will walk after our own devices, and we will each one do according to the stubbornness of his evil heart.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And they said, This is useless, for we must walk after our own devices, and we must each one do the imagination of his evil heart.

Julia Smith Translation

And they said, We shall despair; for after our purposes we will go, and we will do each the stubbornness of his evil heart

King James 2000

And they said, There is no hope: but we will walk after our own plans, and we will everyone do the imagination of his evil heart.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But they will say, '[It is] hopeless, for we will go after our [own] plans, and each one of us will act [according to] the stubbornness of his evil heart.'

Modern King James verseion

And they said, There is no hope; but we will walk after our own ways, and we will each one do according to the stubbornness of his evil heart.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But they say, 'No more of this, we will follow our own imaginations, and do every man according to the wilfulness of his own mind.'

NET Bible

But they just keep saying, 'We do not care what you say! We will do whatever we want to do! We will continue to behave wickedly and stubbornly!'"

New Heart English Bible

But they say, 'It is in vain; for we will walk after our own devices, and we will do everyone after the stubbornness of his evil heart.'"

The Emphasized Bible

And, since they will say, Hopeless! For after our own devices, will we walk, And, very one, the stubbornness of his own wicked heart, will we do!

Webster

And they said, There is no hope: but we will walk after our own devices, and we will every one do the imagination of his evil heart.

World English Bible

But they say, It is in vain; for we will walk after our own devices, and we will do everyone after the stubbornness of his evil heart.

Youngs Literal Translation

And they have said, It is incurable, For after our own devices we do go, And each the stubbornness of his evil heart we do.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
There is no hope
יאשׁ 
Ya'ash 
Usage: 6

but we will walk
ילך 
Yalak 
Usage: 0

אחר 
'achar 
Usage: 488

מחשׁבת מחשׁבה 
Machashabah 
Usage: 56

and we will every one
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

שׁרירוּת 
Sh@riyruwth 
Usage: 10

References

Hastings

Sin

Smith

Context Readings

The Potter And The Clay

11 Now therefore go to, speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I frame evil against you, and devise a device against you: return ye now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good. 12 And they said, There is no hope: but we will walk after our own devices, and we will every one do the imagination of his evil heart. 13 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Ask ye now among the heathen, who hath heard such things: the virgin of Israel hath done a very horrible thing.


Cross References

Jeremiah 2:25

Withhold thy foot from being unshod, and thy throat from thirst: but thou saidst, There is no hope: no; for I have loved strangers, and after them will I go.

Deuteronomy 29:19

And it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine heart, to add drunkenness to thirst:

Isaiah 57:10

Thou art wearied in the greatness of thy way; yet saidst thou not, There is no hope: thou hast found the life of thine hand; therefore thou wast not grieved.

Jeremiah 3:17

At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the LORD, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart.

Jeremiah 7:24

But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.

Jeremiah 16:12

And ye have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, ye walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not hearken unto me:

Genesis 6:5

And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Genesis 8:21

And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.

2 Kings 6:33

And while he yet talked with them, behold, the messenger came down unto him: and he said, Behold, this evil is of the LORD; what should I wait for the LORD any longer?

Jeremiah 11:8

Yet they obeyed not, nor inclined their ear, but walked every one in the imagination of their evil heart: therefore I will bring upon them all the words of this covenant, which I commanded them to do; but they did them not.

Jeremiah 23:17

They say still unto them that despise me, The LORD hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you.

Jeremiah 44:17

But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil.

Ezekiel 37:11

Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.

Mark 7:21-22

For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,

Luke 1:51

He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

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