5 To hearken to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I sent unto you, both rising up early, and sending them, but ye have not hearkened;

Other Translations of Jeremiah 26:5

New International Version

5 and if you do not listen to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I have sent to you again and again (though you have not listened),

English Standard Version

5 and to listen to the words of my servants the prophets whom I send to you urgently, though you have not listened,

The Message

5 and if you continue to refuse to listen to my servants the prophets that I tirelessly keep on sending to you - but you've never listened! Why would you start now?

New King James Version

5 to heed the words of My servants the prophets whom I sent to you, both rising up early and sending them (but you have not heeded),

New Living Translation

5 and if you will not listen to my servants, the prophets-for I sent them again and again to warn you, but you would not listen to them-

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Jeremiah 26:5

Commentary on Jeremiah 26:1-6

(Read Jeremiah 26:1-6)

God's ambassadors must not seek to please men, or to save themselves from harm. See how God waits to be gracious. If they persisted in disobedience, it would ruin their city and temple. Can any thing else be expected? Those who will not be subject to the commands of God, make themselves subject to the curse of God.