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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Lamentations 2:14


    CHAPTERS: Lamentations 1, 2, 3, 4, 5     

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    King James Bible - Lamentations 2:14

    Thy prophets have seen vain and foolish things for thee: and they have not discovered thine iniquity, to turn away thy captivity; but have seen for thee false burdens and causes of banishment.

    World English Bible

    Your prophets have seen for you false and foolish visions; They have not uncovered your iniquity, to bring back your captivity, but have seen for you false oracles and causes of banishment.

    Douay-Rheims - Lamentations 2:14

    Nun. Thy prophets have seen false and foolish things for thee: and they have not laid open thy iniquity, to excite thee to penance: but they have seen for thee false revelations and banishments.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Thy prophets have seen vain and foolish things for thee: and they have not revealed thy iniquity, to
    turn away thy captivity; but have seen for thee false burdens and causes of banishment.

    Original Hebrew

    נביאיך
    5030 חזו 2372 לך  שׁוא 7723  ותפל 8602 ולא 3808 גלו 1540 על 5921 עונך 5771 להשׁיב 7725 שׁביתך 7622 ויחזו 2372 לך  משׂאות 4864  שׁוא 7723 ומדוחים׃ 4065

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    VERSE (14) -
    Isa 9:15,16 Jer 2:8; 5:31; 6:13,14; 8:10,11; 14:13-15; 23:11-17

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 2:14

    Nun : Tus profetas te predicaron vanidad y locura; y no descubrieron tu pecado para estorbar tu cautiverio, sino que te predicaron vanas profecías y disgresiones.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Lamentations 2:14

    Verse 14. They have not
    discovered thine iniquity] They did not reprove for sin, they flattered them in their transgressions; and instead of turning away thy captivity, by turning thee from thy sins, they have pretended visions of good in thy favour, and false burdens for thy enemies.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 14. Thy
    prophets have seen vain and foolish things for thee , etc.] Not the prophets of the Lord; but false prophets, as the Targum; which were of the people’s choosing, and were acceptable to them; prophets after their own hearts, because they prophesied smooth things, such as they liked; though in the issue they proved “vain” and “foolish”, idle stories, impertinent talk, the fictions of their own brains; and yet they pretended to have visions of them from the Lord; as that within two years Jeconiah, and all the vessels of the temple carried away by the king of Babylon, should be returned; and that he would not come against Jerusalem, nor should it be delivered into his hands; (see Jeremiah 28:2-4); and they have not discovered thine iniquity : they did not tell them of their sins; they took no pains to convince them of them, but connived at them; instead of reproving them for them, they soothed them in them; they did not “remove” the covering that was “over [their] iniquity” f44 , as it might be rendered; which they might easily have done, and laid their sirs to open view: whereby they might have been ashamed of them, and brought to repentance for them. The Targum is, “neither have they manifested the punishment that should come upon thee for thy sins;” but, on the contrary, told them it should not come upon them; had they dealt faithfully with them, by showing them their transgressions, and the consequences of them, they might have been a means of preventing their ruin: and, as it here follows, to turn away thy captivity ; either to turn them from their backslidings and wanderings about, as Jarchi; or to turn them by repentance, as the Targum; or to prevent their going into captivity: but have seen for thee false burdens, and causes of banishment ; that is, false prophecies against Babylon, and in favour of the Jews; prophecies, even those that are true, being often called “burdens”, as the “burden of Egypt”, and “the burden of Damascus”, etc. and the rather this name is here given to those false prophecies because the prophecies of Jeremiah were reproached by them with it, ( Jeremiah 23:33), etc. and because these proved in the issue burdensome, sad, and sorrowful ones though they once tickled and pleased; and were the cause of the people’s going into exile and captivity they listening to them: or they were “depulsions” or “expulsions” f45 ; drivings, that drove them from the right way; from God and his worship; from his word and prophets; and, at last, the means of driving them out of their own land; of impelling them to sin, and so of expelling them from their own country. The Targum renders it, “words of error.”
    Matthew Henry Commentary
    Lamentation for the misery of
    Jerusalem.

    Lam. 2:1-9 A sad representation is here made of the state of God' church, of Jacob and Israel; but the notice seems mostly to refer to the hand of the Lord in their calamities. Yet God is not an enemy to his people, when he is angry with them and corrects them. And gates an bars stand in no stead when God withdraws his protection. It is jus with God to cast down those by judgments, who debase themselves by sin and to deprive those of the benefit and comfort of sabbaths an ordinances, who have not duly valued nor observed them. What shoul they do with Bibles, who make no improvement of them? Those who misus God's prophets, justly lose them. It becomes necessary, though painful to turn the thoughts of the afflicted to the hand of God lifted u against them, and to their sins as the source of their miseries.

    Lam. 2:10-22 Causes for lamentation are described. Multitudes perishe by famine. Even little children were slain by their mother's hands, an eaten, according to the threatening, Deut. 28:53. Multitudes fell by the sword. Their false prophets deceived them. And their neighbour laughed at them. It is a great sin to jest at others' miseries, an adds much affliction to the afflicted. Their enemies triumphed ove them. The enemies of the church are apt to take its shocks for it ruins; but they will find themselves deceived. Calls to lamentation ar given; and comforts for the cure of these lamentations are sought Prayer is a salve for every sore, even the sorest; a remedy for ever malady, even the most grievous. Our business in prayer is to refer ou case to the Lord, and leave it with him. His will be done. Let us fea God, and walk humbly before him, and take heed lest we fall __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    נביאיך 5030 חזו 2372 לך  שׁוא 7723  ותפל 8602 ולא 3808 גלו 1540 על 5921 עונך 5771 להשׁיב 7725 שׁביתך 7622 ויחזו 2372 לך  משׂאות 4864  שׁוא 7723 ומדוחים׃ 4065


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