Jeremiah 5:30

30 “A horrible and shocking thing has happened in the land:

Jeremiah 5:30 in Other Translations

KJV
30 A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land;
ESV
30 An appalling and horrible thing has happened in the land:
NLT
30 A horrible and shocking thing has happened in this land—
MSG
30 "Unspeakable! Sickening! What's happened in this country?
CSB
30 A horrible, terrible thing has taken place in the land.

Jeremiah 5:30 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 5:30

A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land.
] What may justly raise admiration in some, and horror in others, or both in all: it is so amazing that it can hardly be conceived of, and so shameful and filthy as not to be expressed; what it is follows:

Jeremiah 5:30 In-Context

28 and have grown fat and sleek. Their evil deeds have no limit; they do not seek justice. They do not promote the case of the fatherless; they do not defend the just cause of the poor.
29 Should I not punish them for this?” declares the LORD. “Should I not avenge myself on such a nation as this?
30 “A horrible and shocking thing has happened in the land:
31 The prophets prophesy lies, the priests rule by their own authority, and my people love it this way. But what will you do in the end?

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver 30-31; Jeremiah 18:13; Jeremiah 23:14; Hosea 6:10