Jeremiah 44:5

5 But they did not listen or pay attention; they did not turn from their wickedness or stop burning incense to other gods.

Jeremiah 44:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear to turn from their wickedness, to burn no incense unto other gods.
ESV
5 But they did not listen or incline their ear, to turn from their evil and make no offerings to other gods.
NLT
5 But my people would not listen or turn back from their wicked ways. They kept on burning incense to these gods.
MSG
5 But do you think anyone paid the least bit of attention or repented of evil or quit offering sacrifices to the no-gods? Not one.
CSB
5 But they did not listen or pay attention; they did not turn from their evil or stop burning incense to other gods.

Jeremiah 44:5 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 44:5

But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear
To the prophets sent unto them; to God by the prophets; to the words of his mouth, particularly to the above pathetic expostulation with them; at least, if they heard the words said, they did not attend unto them; they had not such an effect upon them, nor were they wrought upon by them, so as to turn from their wickedness, to burn no incense to other gods;
to turn from their sins in general, and from their idolatry in particular; one instance of which is given, and which is put for the whole of idolatrous worship.

Jeremiah 44:5 In-Context

3 because of the evil they have done. They aroused my anger by burning incense to and worshiping other gods that neither they nor you nor your ancestors ever knew.
4 Again and again I sent my servants the prophets, who said, ‘Do not do this detestable thing that I hate!’
5 But they did not listen or pay attention; they did not turn from their wickedness or stop burning incense to other gods.
6 Therefore, my fierce anger was poured out; it raged against the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem and made them the desolate ruins they are today.
7 “Now this is what the LORD God Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Why bring such great disaster on yourselves by cutting off from Judah the men and women, the children and infants, and so leave yourselves without a remnant?

Cross References 5

  • 1. Daniel 9:6
  • 2. S Jeremiah 25:4
  • 3. S Genesis 6:5; Romans 1:18; 2 Timothy 2:19
  • 4. ver 21; Jeremiah 1:16; Ezekiel 8:11; Ezekiel 16:18; Ezekiel 23:41
  • 5. Jeremiah 11:8-10; S Jeremiah 25:7