Jeremiah 2:32

32 Does a young woman forget her jewelry, a bride her wedding ornaments? Yet my people have forgotten me, days without number.

Read Jeremiah 2:32 Using Other Translations

Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.
Can a virgin forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? Yet my people have forgotten me days without number.
Does a young woman forget her jewelry, or a bride her wedding dress? Yet for years on end my people have forgotten me.

What does Jeremiah 2:32 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 2:32

Can a maid forget her ornaments
Which she has provided for her wedding day, and is then to wear, and which may be the next; such as ear rings, bracelets, and jewels, which are never out of her mind, and can scarce sleep for thinking of them, how richly she shall be adorned with them; wherefore it follows: or a bride her attire?
or, "her bindings" F15; her knots about her head or breast. The word is rendered "head bands" in ( Isaiah 3:20 ) and here, by the Septuagint version, "her stomacher"; set with sparkling precious stones; see ( Isaiah 61:10 ) , these things her heart being set upon, and priding herself with, cannot be forgotten by her, at least not long: yet, my people have forgotten me days without number;
which shows great stupidity and ingratitude; the Lord not being so much to them, from whom they had received so many favours, as the ornaments of a maid, and the attire of a bride, are to them.


FOOTNOTES:

F15 (hyrwvq) "fasciae suae", Tigurine version; "ligaminum suorum", Munster, Calvin; "ligamentorum suorum", Piscator.
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