Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

“For you hate discipline,
And you cast My words behind you.

King James Version

Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.

Holman Bible

You hate instruction
and turn your back on My words.

International Standard Version

You hate instruction and toss my words behind you.

A Conservative Version

since thou hate instruction, and cast my words behind thee?

American Standard Version

Seeing thou hatest instruction, And castest my words behind thee?


“For you hate instruction and discipline
And cast My words behind you [discarding them].

Darby Translation

Seeing thou hast hated correction and hast cast my words behind thee?

Julia Smith Translation

And thou hatedst instruction, and thou wilt cast my words behind thee.

King James 2000

Seeing you hate instruction, and cast my words behind you.

Lexham Expanded Bible

while you yourself hate discipline, and cast my words behind you?

Modern King James verseion

Yea, you hate to be taught, and you toss My Words behind you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

whereas thou hatest to be reformed, and hast cast my words behind thee?

NET Bible

For you hate instruction and reject my words.

New Heart English Bible

seeing you hate instruction, and throw my words behind you?

The Emphasized Bible

Seeing that, thou, hast hated correction, And hast cast my words behind thee;


Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.

World English Bible

since you hate instruction, and throw my words behind you?

Youngs Literal Translation

Yea, thou hast hated instruction, And dost cast My words behind thee.

Verse Info

Context Readings

God As Judge

16 But to the wicked God says,
“What right have you to tell of My statutes
And to take My covenant in your mouth?
17 “For you hate discipline,
And you cast My words behind you.
18 “When you see a thief, you are pleased with him,
And you associate with adulterers.

Cross References

Nehemiah 9:26

But they became disobedient and rebelled against You,
And cast Your law behind their backs
And killed Your prophets who had admonished them
So that they might return to You,
And they committed great blasphemies.

Proverbs 12:1

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
But he who hates reproof is stupid.

1 Kings 14:9

you also have done more evil than all who were before you, and have gone and made for yourself other gods and molten images to provoke Me to anger, and have cast Me behind your back—

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:28-29

“Then they will call on me, but I will not answer;
They will seek me diligently but they will not find me,

Proverbs 5:12-13

And you say, “How I have hated instruction!
And my heart spurned reproof!

Proverbs 8:36

“But he who sins against me injures himself;
All those who hate me love death.”

Isaiah 5:23

Who justify the wicked for a bribe,
And take away the rights of the ones who are in the right!

Jeremiah 8:9

“The wise men are put to shame,
They are dismayed and caught;
Behold, they have rejected the word of the Lord,
And what kind of wisdom do they have?

Jeremiah 18:12

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.’

Jeremiah 36:23-32

When Jehudi had read three or four columns, the king cut it with a scribe’s knife and threw it into the fire that was in the brazier, until all the scroll was consumed in the fire that was in the brazier.

John 3:20

For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.

Romans 1:28

And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper,

Romans 2:21-23

you, therefore, who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who preach that one shall not steal, do you steal?

2 Thessalonians 2:10-12

and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.

2 Timothy 4:3-4

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires,

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