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Jeremiah 5:22–23

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Jeremiah 5:22–23 — The New International Version (NIV)

22 Should you not fear me?” declares the Lord.

“Should you not tremble in my presence?

I made the sand a boundary for the sea,

an everlasting barrier it cannot cross.

The waves may roll, but they cannot prevail;

they may roar, but they cannot cross it.

23 But these people have stubborn and rebellious hearts;

they have turned aside and gone away.

Jeremiah 5:22–23 — English Standard Version (ESV)

22 Do you not fear me? declares the Lord.

Do you not tremble before me?

I placed the sand as the boundary for the sea,

a perpetual barrier that it cannot pass;

though the waves toss, they cannot prevail;

though they roar, they cannot pass over it.

23 But this people has a stubborn and rebellious heart;

they have turned aside and gone away.

Jeremiah 5:22–23 — New Living Translation (NLT)

22 Have you no respect for me?

Why don’t you tremble in my presence?

I, the Lord, define the ocean’s sandy shoreline

as an everlasting boundary that the waters cannot cross.

The waves may toss and roar,

but they can never pass the boundaries I set.

23 But my people have stubborn and rebellious hearts.

They have turned away and abandoned me.

Jeremiah 5:22–23 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

22 Do you not fear Me?’ says the Lord.

‘Will you not tremble at My presence,

Who have placed the sand as the bound of the sea,

By a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass beyond it?

And though its waves toss to and fro,

Yet they cannot prevail;

Though they roar, yet they cannot pass over it.

23 But this people has a defiant and rebellious heart;

They have revolted and departed.

Jeremiah 5:22–23 — New Century Version (NCV)

22 Surely you are afraid of me,” says the Lord.

“You should shake with fear in my presence.

I am the one who made the beaches to be a border for the sea,

a border the water can never go past.

The waves may pound the beach, but they can’t win over it.

They may roar, but they cannot go beyond it.

23 But the people of Judah are stubborn and have turned against me.

They have turned aside and gone away from me.

Jeremiah 5:22–23 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

22 Fear ye not me? saith Jehovah: will ye not tremble at my presence, who have placed the sand for the bound of the sea, by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it? and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it. 23 But this people hath a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone.

Jeremiah 5:22–23 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

22 Will ye not fear me? saith Jehovah. Will ye not tremble at my presence, who have set the sand a bound for the sea by a perpetual decree, and it shall not pass it? and its waves toss themselves, but they do not prevail; and they roar, yet can they not pass over it? 23 But this people hath a stubborn and a rebellious heart; they have turned aside and are gone.

Jeremiah 5:22–23 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

22 Don’t you fear me?” asks the Lord

“Don’t you tremble in my presence? 

I made the sand a boundary for the sea, 

a permanent barrier that it cannot cross. 

Although the waves toss continuously, 

they can’t break through. 

Although they roar, they can’t cross it. 

23 But these people are stubborn and rebellious. 

They have turned aside and wandered away from me. 

Jeremiah 5:22–23 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

22 Do you not fear Me?

This is the Lord’s declaration.

Do you not tremble before Me,

the One who set the sand as the boundary of the sea,

an enduring barrier that it cannot cross?

The waves surge, but they cannot prevail.

They roar but cannot pass over it.

23 But these people have stubborn and rebellious hearts.

They have turned aside and have gone away.

Jeremiah 5:22–23 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

22 Do you not fear me? says the Lord;

Do you not tremble before me?

I placed the sand as a boundary for the sea,

a perpetual barrier that it cannot pass;

though the waves toss, they cannot prevail,

though they roar, they cannot pass over it.

23 But this people has a stubborn and rebellious heart;

they have turned aside and gone away.

Jeremiah 5:22–23 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

22 Do you not revere me?” declares Yahweh,

“Do you not tremble before me?

For I have placed the sand as a boundary for the sea,

as an everlasting limit, and it cannot pass over it,

and they rise and fall loudly, but they cannot prevail,

and its waves roar, but they cannot pass over it.

23 But for this people is a stubborn and rebellious heart,

they have turned aside and have gone away.

Jeremiah 5:22–23 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

22 Shouldn’t you have respect for me?’ announces the Lord.

‘Shouldn’t you tremble with fear in front of me?

I made the sand to hold the ocean back.

It will do that forever.

The ocean can’t go past it.

The waves might roll, but they can’t sweep over it.

They might roar, but they can’t go across it.

23 But you people have stubborn hearts.

You refuse to obey me.

You have turned away from me.

You have gone down the wrong path.

Jeremiah 5:22–23 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

22 ‘Do you not fear Me?’ declares the Lord.

‘Do you not tremble in My presence?

For I have placed the sand as a boundary for the sea,

An eternal decree, so it cannot cross over it.

Though the waves toss, yet they cannot prevail;

Though they roar, yet they cannot cross over it.

23 ‘But this people has a stubborn and rebellious heart;

They have turned aside and departed.


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