Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

“Behold, you are trusting in deceptive words to no avail.

King James Version

Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.

Holman Bible

But look, you keep trusting in deceitful words that cannot help.

International Standard Version

"Look, you're trusting in deceptive words that cannot benefit.

A Conservative Version

Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.

American Standard Version

Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.


“Behold, you are trusting in deceptive and useless words that bring no benefit.

Bible in Basic English

See, you put your faith in false words which are of no profit.

Darby Translation

Behold, ye confide in words of falsehood that cannot profit.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Behold, ye trust in lying words that cannot profit.

Julia Smith Translation

Behold, you trusting to yourselves upon words of falsehood not to receive profit.

King James 2000

Behold, you trust in lying words, that cannot profit.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Look, you [are] relying for yourselves on {deceitful words} without benefiting.

Modern King James verseion

Behold, you trust in lying words that cannot do any good.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But take heed: ye trust in counsels that beguile you and do you no good.

NET Bible

"'But just look at you! You are putting your confidence in a false belief that will not deliver you.

New Heart English Bible

Behold, you trust in lying words, that can't profit.

The Emphasized Bible

Lo! ye, on your part, are trusting in false words, - To no profit!


Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.

World English Bible

Behold, you trust in lying words, that can't profit.

Youngs Literal Translation

Lo, ye are trusting for yourselves On the words of falsehood, so as not to profit.


Root Form
Usage: 120

in lying
Usage: 113

Usage: 1438




Context Readings

Jeremiah's Proclamation At The Gate Of The House Of Yahweh

7 then I will let you dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers forever and ever. 8 “Behold, you are trusting in deceptive words to no avail. 9 "Will you steal, murder, and commit adultery and swear falsely, and offer sacrifices to Baal and walk after other gods that you have not known,

Cross References

Jeremiah 7:4

"Do not trust in deceptive words, saying, 'This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD.'

Isaiah 28:15

Because you have said, "We have made a covenant with death, And with Sheol we have made a pact The overwhelming scourge will not reach us when it passes by, For we have made falsehood our refuge and we have concealed ourselves with deception."

Isaiah 30:10

Who say to the seers, "You must not see visions"; And to the prophets, "You must not prophesy to us what is right, Speak to us pleasant words, Prophesy illusions.

Jeremiah 4:10

Then I said, "Ah, Lord GOD! Surely You have utterly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, 'You will have peace'; whereas a sword touches the throat."

Jeremiah 5:31

The prophets prophesy falsely, And the priests rule on their own authority; And My people love it so! But what will you do at the end of it?

Jeremiah 8:10

"Therefore I will give their wives to others, Their fields to new owners; Because from the least even to the greatest Everyone is greedy for gain; From the prophet even to the priest Everyone practices deceit.

Jeremiah 14:13-14

But, "Ah, Lord GOD!" I said, "Look, the prophets are telling them, 'You will not see the sword nor will you have famine, but I will give you lasting peace in this place.'"

Jeremiah 23:14-16

"Also among the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible thing: The committing of adultery and walking in falsehood; And they strengthen the hands of evildoers, So that no one has turned back from his wickedness All of them have become to Me like Sodom, And her inhabitants like Gomorrah.

Jeremiah 23:26

"How long? Is there anything in the hearts of the prophets who prophesy falsehood, even these prophets of the deception of their own heart,

Jeremiah 23:32

"Behold, I am against those who have prophesied false dreams," declares the LORD, "and related them and led My people astray by their falsehoods and reckless boasting; yet I did not send them or command them, nor do they furnish this people the slightest benefit," declares the LORD.

Ezekiel 13:6-16

"They see falsehood and lying divination who are saying, 'The LORD declares,' when the LORD has not sent them; yet they hope for the fulfillment of their word.

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