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Jeremiah 5:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And though they say, As Jehovah liveth; surely they swear falsely.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And though they say, The LORD liveth; surely they swear falsely.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “And although they say, ‘As the LORD lives,’ Surely they swear falsely.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And though they say, The LORD liveth; surely they swear falsely.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And if they say, [As] Jehovah liveth! surely they swear falsely.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Even though they say, By the life of Yahweh, Yet in fact, falsely, do they swear.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And if they say, 'Jehovah liveth,' Surely to a falsehood they swear.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And though they say: The Lord liveth; this also they will swear falsely.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And though they say, The LORD liueth, surely they sweare falsely.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The Lord lives, they say; do they not therefore swear falsely?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And though they say, Yahweh liveth; surely they swear falsely.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And though x518
(0518) Complement
A primitive particle; used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogitive, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence as a negative, not.
they say, 559
{0559} Prime
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
liveth; 2416
{2416} Prime
From H2421; alive; hence raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively.
surely x3651
(3651) Complement
From H3559; properly set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjugation) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles).
they swear 7650
{7650} Prime
A primitive root; properly to be complete, but used only as a denominative from H7651; to seven oneself, that is, swear (as if by repeating a declaration seven times).
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
falsely. 8267
{8267} Prime
From H8266; an untruth; by implication a sham (often adverbially).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Jeremiah 5:2

_ _ (Titus 1:16).

_ _ swear falsely — not a judicial oath; but their profession of the worship of Jehovah is insincere (Jeremiah 5:7; Jeremiah 4:2). The reformation under Josiah was merely superficial in the case of the majority.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Jeremiah 5:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Jeremiah 5:2

Though — Though when they swear, they use the form of an oath, and say, the Lord liveth, or by the living God: yet it is neither in truth nor righteousness.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Jeremiah 5:2

And though they say, The (b) LORD liveth; surely they swear falsely.

(b) Though they pretend religion and holiness, yet all is but hypocrisy: for under this kind of swearing is contained the true religion.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Jeremiah 4:2 And thou shalt swear, The LORD liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory.
Jeremiah 7:9 Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not;
Leviticus 19:12 And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I [am] the LORD.
Isaiah 48:1 Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, which swear by the name of the LORD, and make mention of the God of Israel, [but] not in truth, nor in righteousness.
Hosea 4:1-2 Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because [there is] no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. ... By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
Hosea 4:15 Though thou, Israel, play the harlot, [yet] let not Judah offend; and come not ye unto Gilgal, neither go ye up to Bethaven, nor swear, The LORD liveth.
Hosea 10:4 They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant: thus judgment springeth up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.
Zechariah 5:3-4 Then said he unto me, This [is] the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off [as] on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off [as] on that side according to it. ... I will bring it forth, saith the LORD of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.
Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in [his] wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger [from his right], and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.
1 Timothy 1:10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
2 Timothy 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Titus 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny [him], being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
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