Jeremiah 5:2

2 Although they say, ‘As surely as the LORD lives,’ still they are swearing falsely.”

Jeremiah 5:2 in Other Translations

KJV
2 And though they say, The LORD liveth; surely they swear falsely.
ESV
2 Though they say, "As the LORD lives," yet they swear falsely.
NLT
2 But even when they are under oath, saying, ‘As surely as the LORD lives,’ they are still telling lies!”
MSG
2 "But if all they do is say, 'As sure as God lives . . . ' they're nothing but a bunch of liars."
CSB
2 When they say, "As the Lord lives," they are swearing falsely.

Jeremiah 5:2 In-Context

1 “Go up and down the streets of Jerusalem, look around and consider, search through her squares. If you can find but one person who deals honestly and seeks the truth, I will forgive this city.
2 Although they say, ‘As surely as the LORD lives,’ still they are swearing falsely.”
3 LORD, do not your eyes look for truth? You struck them, but they felt no pain; you crushed them, but they refused correction. They made their faces harder than stone and refused to repent.
4 I thought, “These are only the poor; they are foolish, for they do not know the way of the LORD, the requirements of their God.
5 So I will go to the leaders and speak to them; surely they know the way of the LORD, the requirements of their God.” But with one accord they too had broken off the yoke and torn off the bonds.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Jeremiah 4:2
  • 2. S Leviticus 19:12
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