Jeremiah 2:8-18 CSB

8 The priests quit asking: Where is the Lord? The experts in the law no longer knew Me, and the rulersa rebelled against Me. The prophets prophesied by Baalb and followed useless idols.

References for Jeremiah 2:8

    • k 2:8 - Jr 23:1-4; Ezk 34
    • l 2:8 - Jr 2:23; 9:14
      9 Therefore, I will bring a case against you again. [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration. I will bring a case against your children's children.c

      References for Jeremiah 2:9

        • m 2:9 - Isa 3:13; Mc 6:1-8
          10 Cross over to Cyprusdeand take a look. Send [someone] to Kedar and consider carefully; see if there has ever been anything like this:

          References for Jeremiah 2:10

            • n 2:10 - Lit to the islands of Kittim
            • o 2:10 - Gn 10:4; Nm 24:24; Isa 23:1,12
              11 Has a nation [ever] exchanged its gods? (but they were not gods!) Yet My people have exchanged theirf Glory for useless idols.g

              References for Jeremiah 2:11

                • p 2:11 - Alt Hb tradition reads My.
                • q 2:11 - Ps 106:20; Hs 4:7; Rm 1:23
                  12 Be horrified at this, heavens;h be shocked and utterly appalled. [This is] the Lord's declaration.

                  References for Jeremiah 2:12

                    • r 2:12 - Dt 32:1; Isa 1:2; Mc 6:1
                      13 For My people have committed a double evil: They have abandoned Me, the fountain of living water,i and dug cisterns for themselves, cracked cisterns that cannot hold water.

                      References for Jeremiah 2:13

                          Consequences of Apostasy

                          14 Is Israel a slave? Was he born into slavery?j Why else has he become a prey?

                          References for Jeremiah 2:14

                            • t 2:14 - Lit born of a house
                              15 The young lions have roared at him; they have roared loudly. They have laid waste his land. His cities are in ruins, without inhabitants.
                              16 The men of Memphis and Tahpanhesk have also broken your skull.

                              References for Jeremiah 2:16

                                • u 2:16 - Jr 44:1; 46:14,19; Ezk 30:13,16,18
                                  17 Have you not brought this on yourself by abandoning the Lord your God while He was leading you along the way?
                                  18 Now what will you gain by traveling along the way to Egypt to drink the waters of the Nile?l What will you gain by traveling along the way to Assyria to drink the waters of the Euphrates?

                                  References for Jeremiah 2:18

                                    • v 2:18 - Lit of Shichor