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Jeremiah 5:5

I will get me unto the great men, and will speak unto them; for qthey have known the way of the Lord, and qthe judgment of their God: but rthese have altogether broken the yoke, and rrburst the bonds.

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

So I will go to the leaders

and speak to them;

surely they know the way of the Lord,

the requirements of their God.”

But with one accord they too had broken off the yoke

and torn off the bonds.

Jeremiah 5:5 — English Standard Version (ESV)

I will go to the great

and will speak to them,

for they know the way of the Lord,

the justice of their God.”

But they all alike had broken the yoke;

they had burst the bonds.

Jeremiah 5:5 — New Living Translation (NLT)

So I will go and speak to their leaders.

Surely they know the ways of the Lord

and understand God’s laws.”

But the leaders, too, as one man,

had thrown off God’s yoke

and broken his chains.

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

I will go to the great men and speak to them,

For they have known the way of the Lord,

The judgment of their God.”

But these have altogether broken the yoke

And burst the bonds.

Jeremiah 5:5 — New Century Version (NCV)

So I will go to the leaders of Judah

and talk to them.

Surely they understand the way of the Lord

and know what God wants them to do.”

But even the leaders had all joined together to break away from the Lord;

they had broken their ties with him.

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

I will get me unto the great men, and will speak unto them; for they know the way of Jehovah, and the law of their God. But these with one accord have broken the yoke, and burst the bonds.

Jeremiah 5:5 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

I will go unto the great men, and will speak unto them; for they know the way of Jehovah, the judgment of their God; but these have altogether broken the yoke, have burst the bonds.

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

Let me go to important people and speak to them. 

They know the way of the Lord 

and the justice that God demands.” 

But they, too, had broken off their yokes

and torn off their chains. 

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

I will go to the powerful

and speak to them.

Surely they know the way of the Lord,

the justice of their God.

However, these also had broken the yoke

and torn off the chains.

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

Let me go to the rich

and speak to them;

surely they know the way of the Lord,

the law of their God.”

But they all alike had broken the yoke,

they had burst the bonds.

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

Let me go to the great,

and let me speak with them,

for they know the way of Yahweh,

the law of their God.”

However, they together have broken the yoke,

they have torn to pieces the bonds.

Jeremiah 5:5 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

So I will go to the leaders.

I’ll speak to them.

They should know how the Lord wants them to live.

They must know what their God requires of them.”

But all of them had broken off the yoke the Lord had put on them.

They had torn off the ropes he had tied them up with.

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

“I will go to the great

And will speak to them,

For they know the way of the Lord

And the ordinance of their God.”

But they too, with one accord, have broken the yoke

And burst the bonds.