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.

Read Jeremiah 5:4 Using Other Translations

Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the LORD, nor the judgment of their God.
Then I said, "These are only the poor; they have no sense; for they do not know the way of the LORD, the justice of their God.
Then I said, “But what can we expect from the poor? They are ignorant. They don’t know the ways of the LORD . They don’t understand God’s laws.