Jeremiah 5:21

21 Hear, O foolish people, and without understanding: who have eyes, and see not: and ears, and hear not.

Jeremiah 5:21 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 5:21

Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding,
&c.] or, "heart" F1; (See Gill on Jeremiah 4:22): which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not;
like the idols they served, ( Psalms 115:4-8 ) . this is an upbraiding of them with their folly and stupidity, their want of common sense, their blindness and ignorance; notwithstanding they had the means of light and knowledge, the law, and the prophets.


FOOTNOTES:

F1 (bl Nyaw) "et non cor", Pagninus, Montanus; "qui non habes cor", V. L. "excors", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; "cui cor non est", Cocceius.

Jeremiah 5:21 In-Context

19 And if you shall say: Why hath the Lord our God done all these things to us? thou shalt say to them: As you have forsaken me, and served a strange god in your own land, so shall you serve strangers in a land that is not your own.
20 Declare ye this to the house of Jacob, and publish it in Juda, saying:
21 Hear, O foolish people, and without understanding: who have eyes, and see not: and ears, and hear not.
22 Will not you then fear me, saith the Lord: and will you not repent at my presence? I have set the sand a bound for the sea, an everlasting ordinance, which it shall not pass over: and the waves thereof shall toss themselves, and shall not prevail: they shall swell, and shall not pass over it.
23 But the heart of this people is become hard of belief and provoking, they are revolted and gone away.