Jeremiah 5:8

8 They are well-fed, lusty stallions, each neighing for another man’s wife.

Jeremiah 5:8 in Other Translations

KJV
8 They were as fed horses in the morning: every one neighed after his neighbour's wife.
ESV
8 They were well-fed, lusty stallions, each neighing for his neighbor's wife.
NLT
8 They are well-fed, lusty stallions, each neighing for his neighbor’s wife.
MSG
8 A bunch of well-groomed, lusty stallions, each one pawing and snorting for his neighbor's wife.
CSB
8 They are well-fed, eager stallions, each neighing after someone else's wife.

Jeremiah 5:8 In-Context

6 Therefore a lion from the forest will attack them, a wolf from the desert will ravage them, a leopard will lie in wait near their towns to tear to pieces any who venture out, for their rebellion is great and their backslidings many.
7 “Why should I forgive you? Your children have forsaken me and sworn by gods that are not gods. I supplied all their needs, yet they committed adultery and thronged to the houses of prostitutes.
8 They are well-fed, lusty stallions, each neighing for another man’s wife.
9 Should I not punish them for this?” declares the LORD. “Should I not avenge myself on such a nation as this?
10 “Go through her vineyards and ravage them, but do not destroy them completely. Strip off her branches, for these people do not belong to the LORD.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Jeremiah 29:23; Ezekiel 22:11; Ezekiel 33:26
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