Jeremiah 17:7

7 “But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.

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Jeremiah 17:7 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.
English Standard Version (ESV)
7 "Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD.
New Living Translation (NLT)
7 “But blessed are those who trust in the LORD and have made the LORD their hope and confidence.
The Message Bible (MSG)
7 "But blessed is the man who trusts me, God, the woman who sticks with God.
American Standard Version (ASV)
7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in Jehovah, and whose trust Jehovah is.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
7 Blessed is the person who trusts the LORD. The LORD will be his confidence.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
7 Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence indeed is the Lord.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
7 "But I will bless any man who trusts in me. I will show my favor to the one who depends on me.

Jeremiah 17:7 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 17:7

Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord
In the Word of the Lord, as the Targum, in Christ the essential Word of God; see ( Psalms 2:12 Psalms 2:6 Psalms 2:7 ) ( Psalms 85:11 Psalms 85:12 ) who have a spiritual knowledge of him, and so trust in him, ( Psalms 9:10 ) who have seen the vanity and emptiness of all other objects of trust, there being no salvation in them, only in him; who betake themselves to him as their only refuge; lay hold, rest, and rely upon him, as their Saviour; commit their all unto him; trust him with all their concerns, respecting life and salvation, and with their immortal souls; and expect all from him, grace here, and glory hereafter: who trust in his person for their acceptance with God; in his righteousness for their justification; in his blood for the pardon of their sins; in his fulness for the supply of their wants; in his power for protection and preservation; and in all for eternal life and happiness: and such are blessed persons; for they are in the utmost safety; they are as Mount Zion, which can never be removed; they shall want no good thing, temporal or spiritual, proper for them; they enjoy great peace now, and in the world to come everlasting glory: and whose hope the Lord is;
the Word of the Lord, according to the Targum, as before: Christ, who is the Hope of Israel, our hope, and Christ in us the hope of glory, ( Jeremiah 14:8 ) ( 1 Timothy 1:1 ) ( Colossians 1:27 ) , whose hope is from the Lord, of which he is the author and giver; and is a good hope, through his grace; and which has the Lord Jesus Christ for its object; who turn in to him as prisoners of hope; and lay hold on him, the hope set before them; and do hope in him for pardoning mercy, salvation, and eternal life. Blessed men! their hope shall not make them ashamed; they shall not be disappointed, ( Psalms 146:5 ) .

Jeremiah 17:7 In-Context

5 This is what the LORD says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the LORD.
6 That person will be like a bush in the wastelands; they will not see prosperity when it comes. They will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives.
7 “But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.
8 They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”
9 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Psalms 146:5
  • 2. S Psalms 26:1; Psalms 34:8; Psalms 40:4; Proverbs 16:20; Jeremiah 39:18
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