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Jeremiah 32:23

Context
NETBible

But when they came in and took possession of it, they did not obey you or live as you had instructed them. They did not do anything that you commanded them to do. 1  So you brought all this disaster on them.

XREF

Le 26:14-46; De 28:15-68; Jos 23:16; Jud 2:11-13; Jud 10:6-18; Ezr 9:7; Ne 9:15,22-25; Ne 9:26-30; Ps 44:2,3; Ps 78:54,55; Ps 105:44,45; Jer 7:23,24; Jer 11:7,8; La 1:8,18; La 5:16,17; Eze 20:8,18,21; Da 9:4-6,10-14; Da 9:11,12; Zec 1:2-4; Lu 17:10; Joh 15:14; Ga 3:10; Jas 2:10

NET © Notes

tn Or “They did not do everything that you commanded them to do.” This is probably a case where the negative (לֹא, lo’) negates the whole category indicated by “all” (כָּל, kol; see BDB 482 s.v. כָּל 1.e(c) and compare usage in Deut 12:16; 28:14). Jeremiah has repeatedly emphasized that the history of Israel since their entry into the land has been one of persistent disobedience and rebellion (cf., e.g. 7:22-26; 11:7-8). The statement, of course, is somewhat hyperbolical as all categorical statements of this kind are.



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