Jeremiah 6:30

30 They are called rejected silver, because the LORD has rejected them.”

Jeremiah 6:30 in Other Translations

30 Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the LORD hath rejected them.
30 Rejected silver they are called, for the LORD has rejected them."
30 I will label them ‘Rejected Silver,’ for I, the LORD, am discarding them.”
30 Men will give up and call them 'slag,' thrown on the slag heap by me, their God."
30 They are called rejected silver, for the Lord has rejected them.

Jeremiah 6:30 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 6:30

Reprobate silver shall men call them
Or, "call ye them" {i}, as the Targum; so the Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, and Arabic versions; by whom are meant the Jews, who thought themselves of some account, as silver; being the seed of Abraham, and having the law, the covenant and promises, and service of God; when those that tried them, as the prophets, found them to be nothing but dross; and therefore, if they must be called silver, they could call them no other than reprobate silver; or what is of no account and value; and which is confirmed by the following reason, which contains the judgment and conduct of him that cannot err: for the Lord hath rejected them;
from being his people; and therefore cast them out of their own land, and caused them to go into captivity.


F9 (Mhl warq) (kalesete autouv) , "vocate eos": V. L. Pagninus.

Jeremiah 6:30 In-Context

28 They are all hardened rebels, going about to slander. They are bronze and iron; they all act corruptly.
29 The bellows blow fiercely to burn away the lead with fire, but the refining goes on in vain; the wicked are not purged out.
30 They are called rejected silver, because the LORD has rejected them.”

Cross References 2

  • 1. Proverbs 17:3; Ezekiel 22:18
  • 2. Psalms 53:5; Psalms 119:119; Jeremiah 7:29; Lamentations 5:22; Hosea 9:17
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