Jeremiah 22:21

21 I warned you when you felt secure, but you said, ‘I will not listen!’ This has been your way from your youth; you have not obeyed me.

Read Jeremiah 22:21 Using Other Translations

I spake unto thee in thy prosperity; but thou saidst, I will not hear. This hath been thy manner from thy youth, that thou obeyedst not my voice.
I spoke to you in your prosperity, but you said, 'I will not listen.' This has been your way from your youth, that you have not obeyed my voice.
I warned you when you were prosperous, but you replied, ‘Don’t bother me.’ You have been that way since childhood— you simply will not obey me!

What does Jeremiah 22:21 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 22:21

I spake unto thee in thy prosperity
Or "prosperities", or "tranquillities" F25; when in their greatest affluence, in the height of it; this he did, when he sent to them his servants the prophets, as the Targum, and by them exhorted, reproved, and advised them: [but] thou saidst, I will not hear;
this was the language of their hearts and actions, though not of their mouths: this [hath been] thy manner from thy youth;
from the time they came out of Egypt, and first became a church and body politic; while they were in the wilderness; or when first settled in the land of Canaan: this was the infancy of their state; and from that time it was their manner and custom to reject the word of the Lord, and turn a deaf ear to it: that thou obeyest not my voice;
in his law, and by his prophets.


F25 (Kytwlvb) "in tranquillitatibus fuis", Vatablus, Cocceius, Schmidt; "felicitatibus tuis", Pagninus; "securitatibus tuis", Montanus.
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