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Jeremiah 11:16 ASV
Jehovah called thy name, A green olive-tree, fair with goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken.
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Jeremiah 11:16 BBE
You had been named by the Lord, A branching olive-tree, fair with beautiful fruit: with the noise of a great rushing he has put it on fire and its branches are broken.
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Jeremiah 11:16 CEB
The LORD named you, "A blossoming olive tree, fair and fruitful"; but with the blast of a powerful storm he will set it ablaze, until its branches are completely consumed.
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Jeremiah 11:16 CJB
ADONAI once called you an olive tree, beautiful, full of leaves and good fruit. Now with the roar of a violent storm, he has set it on fire; and its branches will be consumed.
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Jeremiah 11:16 RHE
The Lord called thy name, a plentiful olive tree, fair, fruitful, and beautiful: at the noise of a word, a great fire was kindled in it, and the branches thereof are burnt.
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Jeremiah 11:16 ESV
The LORD once called you 'a green olive tree, beautiful with good fruit.' But with the roar of a great tempest he will set fire to it, and its branches will be consumed.
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Jeremiah 11:16 GW
The LORD called you a large olive tree that has beautiful fruit to look at. He will set fire to you with a mighty storm, and your branches will be broken.
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Jeremiah 11:16 GNT
I once called them a leafy olive tree, full of beautiful fruit; but now, with a roar like thunder I will set its leaves on fire and break its branches.
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Jeremiah 11:16 HNV
The LORD called your name, A green olive tree, beautiful with goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he has kindled fire on it, and the branches of it are broken.
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Jeremiah 11:16 CSB
The Lord named you a flourishing olive tree, beautiful with well-formed fruit. He has set fire to it, and its branches are consumed with a great roaring sound.
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Jeremiah 11:16 KJV
The LORD called thy name, A green olive tree, fair, and of goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken .
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Jeremiah 11:16 LEB
Yahweh called your name, 'A leafy olive tree, {beautiful with fine fruit}.' With the sound of a great storm he will set fire to it, and its branches will be good for nothing.
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Jeremiah 11:16 NAS
The LORD called your name, "A green olive tree, beautiful in fruit and form "; With the noise of a great tumult He has kindled fire on it, And its branches are worthless.
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Jeremiah 11:16 NCV
The Lord called you "a leafy olive tree, with beautiful fruit and shape." But with the roar of a strong storm he will set that tree on fire, and its branches will be burned up.
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Jeremiah 11:16 NIRV
People of Judah, the LORD once called you a healthy olive tree. He thought its fruit was beautiful. But now he will come with the roar of a mighty storm. He will set the tree on fire. And its branches will be broken.
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Jeremiah 11:16 NIV
The LORD called you a thriving olive tree with fruit beautiful in form. But with the roar of a mighty storm he will set it on fire, and its branches will be broken.
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Jeremiah 11:16 NKJV
The Lord called your name, Green Olive Tree, Lovely and of Good Fruit. With the noise of a great tumult He has kindled fire on it, And its branches are broken.
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Jeremiah 11:16 NLT
"I, the LORD, once called them a thriving olive tree, beautiful to see and full of good fruit. But now I have sent the fury of their enemies to burn them with fire, leaving them charred and broken.
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Jeremiah 11:16 NRS
The Lord once called you, "A green olive tree, fair with goodly fruit"; but with the roar of a great tempest he will set fire to it, and its branches will be consumed.
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Jeremiah 11:16 RSV
The LORD once called you, 'A green olive tree, fair with goodly fruit'; but with the roar of a great tempest he will set fire to it, and its branches will be consumed.
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Jeremiah 11:16 DBY
Jehovah had called thy name, A green olive-tree, fair, of goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and its branches are broken.
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Jeremiah 11:16 MSG
A mighty oak tree, majestic and glorious - that's how I once described you. But it will only take a clap of thunder and a bolt of lightning to leave you a shattered wreck.
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Jeremiah 11:16 WBT
The LORD called thy name, A green olive tree, fair, [and] of goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken.
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Jeremiah 11:16 TMB
The LORD called thy name, `A Green Olive Tree,' fair and of goodly fruit. With the noise of a great tumult He hath kindled fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken.
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Jeremiah 11:16 TNIV
The LORD called you a thriving olive tree with fruit beautiful in form. But with the roar of a mighty storm he will set it on fire, and its branches will be broken.
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Jeremiah 11:16 WEB
Yahweh called your name, A green olive tree, beautiful with goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he has kindled fire on it, and the branches of it are broken.
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Jeremiah 11:16 WYC
The Lord called thy name an olive tree, fair, full of fruit, shapely; at the voice of a great speech, fire burnt on high therein, and the bushes thereof be burnt. (Once the Lord called thee an olive tree, yea, beautiful, full of fruit, and shapely; but now, at the sound of a great shout, fire shall burn on high there, and its bushes shall be burned down.)
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Jeremiah 11:16 YLT
`An olive, green, fair, of goodly fruit,' Hath Jehovah called thy name, At the noise of a great tumult He hath kindled fire against it, And broken have been its thin branches.
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Jeremiah 11 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 11

The disobedient Jews reproved. (1-10) Their utter ruin. (11-17) The people would be destroyed who sought the prophet's life. (18-23)

Verses 1-10 God never promised to bestow blessings on his rational creatures, while they persist in wilful disobedience. Pardon and acceptance are promised freely to all believers; but no man can be saved who does not obey the command of God to repent, to believe in Christ, to separate from sin and the world, to choose self-denial and newness of life. In general, men will hearken to those who speak of doctrines, promises, and privileges; but when duties are mentioned, they will not bend their ear.

Verses 11-17 Evil pursues sinners, and entangles them in snares, out of which they cannot free themselves. Now, in their distress, their many gods and many altars stand them in no stead. And those whose own prayers will not be heard, cannot expect benefit from the prayers of others. Their profession of religion shall prove of no use. When trouble came upon them, they made this their confidence, but God has rejected it. His altar shall yield them no satisfaction. The remembrance of God's former favours to them shall be no comfort under troubles; and his remembrance of them shall be no argument for their relief. Every sin against the Lord is a sin against ourselves, and so it will be found sooner or later.

Verses 18-23 The prophet Jeremiah tells much concerning himself, the times he lived in being very troublesome. Those of his own city plotted how they might cause his death. They thought to end his days, but he outlived most of his enemies; they thought to blast his memory, but it lives to this day, and will be blessed while time lasts. God knows all the secret designs of his and his people's enemies, and can, when he pleases, make them known. God's justice is a terror to the wicked, but a comfort to the godly. When we are wronged, we have a God to commit our cause to, and it is our duty to commit it to him. We should also look well to our own spirits, that we are not overcome with evil, but that by patient continuance in praying for our enemies, and in kindness to them, we may overcome evil with good.

Jeremiah 11 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 11

Jeremiah 11:1-23 . EPITOME OF THE COVENANT FOUND IN THE TEMPLE IN JOSIAH'S REIGN. JUDAH'S REVOLT FROM IT, AND GOD'S CONSEQUENT WRATH.

2. this covenant--alluding to the book of the law ( Deuteronomy 31:26 ) found in the temple by Hilkiah the high priest, five years after Jeremiah's call to the prophetic office (2 Kings 22:8-23:25').
Hear ye--Others besides Jeremiah were to promulgate God's will to the people; it was the duty of the priests to read the law to them ( Malachi 2:7 ).

3. ( Deuteronomy 27:26 , Galatians 3:10 ).

4. in the day--that is, when. The Sinaitic covenant was made some time after the exodus, but the two events are so connected as to be viewed as one.
iron furnace--( Deuteronomy 4:20 , 1 Kings 8:51 ). "Furnace" expresses the searching ordeal; "iron," the long duration of it. The furnace was of earth, not of iron ( Psalms 12:6 ); a furnace, in heat and duration enough to melt even iron. God's deliverance of them from such an ordeal aggravates their present guilt.
do them--namely, the words of the covenant ( Jeremiah 11:3 ).
so, &c.--( Leviticus 26:3 Leviticus 26:12 ).

5. oath--( Psalms 105:9 Psalms 105:10 ).
a land flowing with milk and
as it is this day--These are the concluding words of God to the Israelites when formerly brought out of Egypt, "Obey . . . that I may at this time make good the promise I made to your fathers, to give," &c. [MAURER]. English Version makes the words apply to Jeremiah's time, "As ye know at this time, that God's promise has been fulfilled," namely, in Israel's acquisition of Canaan.
So be it--Hebrew, Amen. Taken from Deuteronomy 27:15-26 . Jeremiah hereby solemnly concurs in the justice of the curses pronounced there (see Jeremiah 11:3 ).

6. Jeremiah was to take a prophetic tour throughout Judah, to proclaim everywhere the denunciations in the book of the law found in the temple.
Hear . . . do--( Romans 2:13 , 1:22 ).

7. rising early--( Jeremiah 7:13 ).

8. imagination--rather, "stubbornness."
will bring--The words, "even unto this day" ( Jeremiah 11:7 ), confirm English Version rather than the rendering of ROSENMULLER: "I brought upon them."
words--threats ( Jeremiah 11:3 Deuteronomy 27:15-26 ).

9. conspiracy--a deliberate combination against God and against Josiah's reformation. Their idolatry is not the result of a hasty impulse ( Psalms 83:5 , Ezekiel 22:25 ).

11. cry unto me--contrasted with "cry unto the gods," ( Jeremiah 11:12 ).
not hearken--( Psalms 18:41 , Proverbs 1:28 , Isaiah 1:15 , Micah 3:4 ).

12. cry unto the gods . . . not save--( Deuteronomy 32:37 Deuteronomy 32:38 ). Compare this verse and beginning of Jeremiah 11:13 , Jeremiah 2:28 .
in the time of their trouble--that is, calamity ( Jeremiah 2:27 ).

13. shameful thing--Hebrew, "shame," namely, the idol, not merely shameful, but the essence of all that is shameful ( Jeremiah 3:24 , Hosea 9:10 ), which will bring shame and confusion on yourselves [CALVIN].

14. There is a climax of guilt which admits of no further intercessory prayer ( Exodus 32:10 , in the Chaldee version, "leave off praying"; Jeremiah 7:16 , 1 Samuel 16:1 , 15:35 , 1 John 5:16 ). Our mind should be at one with God in all that He is doing, even in the rejection of the reprobate.
for their trouble--on account of their trouble. Other manuscripts read, "in the time of their trouble" a gloss from Jeremiah 11:12 .

15. my beloved--My elect people, Judea; this aggravates their ingratitude ( Jeremiah 12:7 ).
lewdness with many--( Ezekiel 16:25 ). Rather, "that great (or, manifold) enormity"; literally, "the enormity, the manifold"; namely, their idolatry, which made their worship of God in the temple a mockery (compare Jeremiah 7:10 , Ezekiel 23:39 ) [HENDERSON].
holy flesh--( Haggai 2:12-14 , Titus 1:15 ), namely, the sacrifices, which, through the guilt of the Jews, were no longer holy, that is, acceptable to God. The sacrifices on which they relied will, therefore, no longer protect them. Judah is represented as a priest's wife, who, by adultery, has forfeited her share in the flesh of the sacrifices, and yet boasts of her prerogative at the very same time [HORSLEY].
when thou doest evil--literally, "when thy evil" (is at hand). PISCATOR translates, "When thy calamity is at hand (according to God's threats), thou gloriest" (against God, instead of humbling thyself). English Version is best (compare Proverbs 2:14 ).

16. called thy name--made thee.
olive--( Psalms 52:8 , Romans 11:17 ). The "olive" is chosen to represent the adoption of Judah by the free grace of God, as its oil is the image of richness (compare Psalms 23:5 , 104:15 ).
with . . . noise of . . . tumult--or, "at the noise," &c. namely, at the tumult of the invading army ( Isaiah 13:4 ) [MAURER]. Or, rather, "with the sound of a mighty voice," namely, that of God, that is, the thunder; thus there is no confusion of metaphors. The tree stricken with lightning has "fire kindled upon it, and the branches are broken," at one and the same time [HOUBIGANT].

17. that planted thee--( Jeremiah 2:21 , Isaiah 5:2 ).
against themselves--The sinner's sin is to his own hurt

18, 19. Jeremiah here digresses to notice the attempt on his life plotted by his townsmen of Anathoth. He had no suspicion of it, until Jehovah revealed it to him ( Jeremiah 12:6 ).
the Lord . . . thou--The change of person from the third to the second accords with the excited feelings of the prophet.
then--when I was in peril of my life.
their doings--those of the men of Anathoth. His thus alluding to them, before he has mentioned their name, is due to his excitement.

19. lamb--literally, a "pet lamb," such as the Jews often had in their houses, for their children to play with; and the Arabs still have ( 2 Samuel 12:3 ). His own familiar friends had plotted against the prophet. The language is exactly the same as that applied to Messiah ( Isaiah 53:7 ). Each prophet and patriarch exemplified in his own person some one feature or more in the manifold attributes and sufferings of the Messiah to come; just as the saints have done since His coming ( Galatians 2:20 , Philippians 3:10 , Colossians 1:24 ). This adapted both the more experimentally to testify of Christ.
devices--( Jeremiah 18:18 ).
tree with . . . fruit--literally, "in its fruit" or "food," that is, when it is in fruit. Proverbial, to express the destruction of cause and effect together. The man is the tree; his teaching, the fruit. Let us destroy the prophet and his prophecies; namely, those threatening destruction to the nation, which offended them. Compare Matthew 7:17 , which also refers to prophets and their doctrines.

20. triest . . . heart--( Revelation 2:23 ).
revealed--committed my cause. Jeremiah's wish for vengeance was not personal but ministerial, and accorded with God's purpose revealed to him against the enemies alike of God and of His servant ( Psalms 37:34 , 54:7 , 112:8 , 118:7 ).

21. Prophesy not--( Isaiah 30:10 , Amos 2:12 , Micah 2:6 ). If Jeremiah had not uttered his denunciatory predictions, they would not have plotted against him. None were more bitter than his own fellow townsmen. Compare the conduct of the Nazarites towards Jesus of Nazareth ( Luke 4:24-29 ).

22. The retribution of their intended murder shall be in kind; just as in Messiah's case ( Psalms 69:8-28 ).

23. ( Jeremiah 23:12 ).
the year of . . . visitation--The Septuagint translates, "in the year of their," &c., that is, at the time when I shall visit them in wrath. JEROME supports English Version. "Year" often means a determined time.