17 Have you not brought this on yourselves by forsaking the Lord your God when he led you in the way?
17 Hast thou not procured this unto thyself, in that thou hast forsaken the Lord thy God, when he led thee by the way?
17 Have you not brought this upon yourself by forsaking the Lord your God, when he led you in the way?
17 And why do you think all this has happened? Isn't it because you walked out on your God just as he was beginning to lead you in the right way?
17 Have you not brought this on yourself, In that you have forsaken the Lord your God When He led you in the way?
17 And you have brought this upon yourselves by rebelling against the Lord your God, even though he was leading you on the way!
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Jeremiah 2:17
Commentary on Jeremiah 2:14-19
(Read Jeremiah 2:14-19)
Is Israel a servant? No, they are the seed of Abraham. We may apply this spiritually: Is the soul of man a slave? No, it is not; but has sold its own liberty, and enslaved itself to divers lusts and passions. The Assyrian princes, like lions, prevailed against Israel. People from Egypt destroyed their glory and strength. They brought these calamities on themselves by departing from the Lord. The use and application of this is, Repent of thy sin, that thy correction may not be thy ruin. What has a Christian to do in the ways of forbidden pleasure or vain sinful mirth, or with the pursuits of covetousness and ambition?