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Jeremiah 17:5

Curse and Blessing

This is what the Lord says:

The man who trusts in mankind, x

who makes human flesh his strength y

and turns his heart from the Lord is cursed.

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Jeremiah 17:5 — The New International Version (NIV)

This is what the Lord says:

“Cursed is the one who trusts in man,

who draws strength from mere flesh

and whose heart turns away from the Lord.

Jeremiah 17:5 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Thus says the Lord:

“Cursed is the man who trusts in man

and makes flesh his strength,

whose heart turns away from the Lord.

Jeremiah 17:5 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord.

Jeremiah 17:5 — New Living Translation (NLT)

This is what the Lord says:

“Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans,

who rely on human strength

and turn their hearts away from the Lord.

Jeremiah 17:5 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Thus says the Lord:

“Cursed is the man who trusts in man

And makes flesh his strength,

Whose heart departs from the Lord.

Jeremiah 17:5 — New Century Version (NCV)

This is what the Lord says:

“A curse is placed on those who trust other people,

who depend on humans for strength,

who have stopped trusting the Lord.

Jeremiah 17:5 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Thus saith Jehovah: Cursed is the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from Jehovah.

Jeremiah 17:5 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Thus saith Jehovah: Cursed is the man that confideth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from Jehovah.

Jeremiah 17:5 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

“This is what the Lord says: 

Cursed is the person who trusts humans, 

who makes flesh and blood his strength 

and whose heart turns away from the Lord

Jeremiah 17:5 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Thus says the Lord:

Cursed are those who trust in mere mortals

and make mere flesh their strength,

whose hearts turn away from the Lord.

Jeremiah 17:5 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Thus says Yahweh,

“Cursed is the person who trusts in humankind

and makes flesh his strength,

and turns aside his heart from Yahweh.

Jeremiah 17:5 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

The Lord says,

“Those who trust in man are under my curse.

They depend on human strength.

Their hearts turn away from me.

Jeremiah 17:5 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Thus says the Lord,

Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind

And makes flesh his strength,

And whose heart turns away from the Lord.


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