Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

“Why then has this people, Jerusalem,
Turned away in continual apostasy?
They hold fast to deceit,
They refuse to return.

King James Version

Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

Holman Bible

Why have these people turned away?
Why is Jerusalem always turning away?
They take hold of deceit;
they refuse to return.

International Standard Version

Why has this people turned away? Why does Jerusalem continue in apostasy? They hold on to deceit and refuse to repent.

A Conservative Version

Why then has this people of Jerusalem slid back by a perpetual backsliding? They hold firm deceit. They refuse to return.

American Standard Version

Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

Amplified


“Why then has this people of Jerusalem
Turned away with a perpetual turning away [from Me]?
They hold tightly to deceit (idolatry);
They refuse to repent and return [to God].

Bible in Basic English

Why do these people of Jerusalem go back, for ever turning away? they will not give up their deceit, they will not come back.

Darby Translation

Why hath this people of Jerusalem slidden back with a perpetual backsliding? They hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

Julia Smith Translation

Wherefore did this people of Jerusalem turn away a continual turning away? they laid hold upon deceit; they refused to turn back.

King James 2000

Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Why has this people, Jerusalem, turned away [in] enduring apostasy? They have kept hold of deceit, they have refused to return.

Modern King James verseion

Why has this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a never-ending backsliding? They hold fast to deceit; they refuse to return.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore then is this people and Jerusalem gone so far back, that they turn not again? They are ever the longer, the more obstinate, and will not be converted.

NET Bible

Why, then, do these people of Jerusalem continually turn away from me in apostasy? They hold fast to their deception. They refuse to turn back to me.

New Heart English Bible

Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? They hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

The Emphasized Bible

Wherefore hath this people of Jerusalem apostatized with an enduring apostacy, - Taken fast hold of deceit, Refused to come back?

Webster

Why then hath this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

World English Bible

Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

Youngs Literal Translation

Wherefore hath this people of Jerusalem Turned back -- a perpetual backsliding? They have kept hold on deceit, They have refused to turn back.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

ירוּשׁלים ירוּשׁלם 
Y@ruwshalaim 
Usage: 642

שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

by a perpetual
נצח 
Natsach 
Usage: 65

משׁבה משׁוּבה 
M@shuwbah 
Usage: 12

תּרמית תּרמוּת תּרמהo 
Tormah 
Usage: 6

מאן 
Ma'en 
Usage: 41

References

Morish

Context Readings

Death Over Life

4 “You shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord,
“Do men fall and not get up again?
Does one turn away and not repent?
5 “Why then has this people, Jerusalem,
Turned away in continual apostasy?
They hold fast to deceit,
They refuse to return.
6 “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.



Cross References

Jeremiah 9:6

“Your dwelling is in the midst of deceit;
Through deceit they refuse to know Me,” declares the Lord.

Jeremiah 5:3

O Lord, do not Your eyes look for truth?
You have smitten them,
But they did not weaken;
You have consumed them,
But they refused to take correction.
They have made their faces harder than rock;
They have refused to repent.

Proverbs 4:13

Take hold of instruction; do not let go.
Guard her, for she is your life.

Isaiah 1:20

“But if you refuse and rebel,
You will be devoured by the sword.”
Truly, the mouth of the Lord has spoken.

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.

Isaiah 44:20

He feeds on ashes; a deceived heart has turned him aside. And he cannot deliver himself, nor say, “Is there not a lie in my right hand?”

Jeremiah 2:32

“Can a virgin forget her ornaments,
Or a bride her attire?
Yet My people have forgotten Me
Days without number.

Jeremiah 3:11-14

And the Lord said to me, “Faithless Israel has proved herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.

Jeremiah 5:27

‘Like a cage full of birds,
So their houses are full of deceit;
Therefore they have become great and rich.

Jeremiah 7:24-26

Yet they did not obey or incline their ear, but walked in their own counsels and in the stubbornness of their evil heart, and went backward and not forward.

Hosea 4:16

Since Israel is stubborn
Like a stubborn heifer,
Can the Lord now pasture them
Like a lamb in a large field?

Hosea 11:7

So My people are bent on turning from Me.
Though they call them to the One on high,
None at all exalts Him.

Zechariah 7:11

But they refused to pay attention and turned a stubborn shoulder and stopped their ears from hearing.

John 5:40

and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life.

1 Thessalonians 5:21

But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good;

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders,

Hebrews 12:25

See to it that you do not refuse Him who is speaking. For if those did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape who turn away from Him who warns from heaven.

Revelation 2:25

Nevertheless what you have, hold fast until I come.

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