Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Jeremiah 9:24


If people want to boast, they should boast about this: They should boast that they understand and know me. They should boast that they know and understand that I, the Lord, act out of faithfulness, fairness, and justice in the earth and that I desire people to do these things,” 1  says the Lord.


Ex 34:5-7; 1Sa 15:22; Ps 36:5-7; Ps 44:8; Ps 51:1; Ps 91:14; Ps 99:4; Ps 145:7,8; Ps 146:7-9; Isa 41:16; Isa 45:25; Isa 61:8; Jer 4:2; Jer 31:33,34; Mic 6:8; Mic 7:18; Mt 11:27; Lu 10:22; Joh 17:3; Ro 3:25,26; Ro 5:11; 1Co 1:31; 2Co 4:6; 2Co 10:17; Ga 6:14; Php 3:3; 1Jo 5:20

NET © Notes

tn Or “fairness and justice, because these things give me pleasure.” Verse 24 reads in Hebrew, “But let the one who brags brag in this: understanding and knowing me that I, the Lord, do faithfulness, justice, and righteousness in the earth for/that I delight in these.” It is uncertain whether the Hebrew particle כִּי (ki) before the clause “I delight in these things” is parallel to the כִּי introducing the clause “that I, the Lord, act…” or causal giving the grounds for the Lord acting the way he does. In the light of the contrasts in the passage and the emphasis that Jeremiah has placed on obedience to the covenant and ethical conduct in conjunction with real allegiance to the Lord not mere lip service, it is probable that the clauses are parallel. For the use of כִּי to introduce clauses of further definition after a direct object as here see GKC 365 §117.h and see BDB 393 s.v. יָדַע Qal.1.a. For parallels to the idea of Yahweh requiring these characteristics in people see Hos 6:6, Mic 6:8.

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