9 Because Israel's immorality mattered so little to her, she defiled the land and committed adultery with stone and wood.

Other Translations of Jeremiah 3:9

King James Version

9 And it came to pass through the lightness lightness: or, fame of her whoredom, that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stocks.

English Standard Version

9 Because she took her whoredom lightly, she polluted the land, committing adultery with stone and tree.

The Message

9 She took up cheap sex-and-religion as a sideline diversion, an indulgent recreation, and used anything and anyone, flouting sanity and sanctity alike, stinking up the country.

New King James Version

9 So it came to pass, through her casual harlotry, that she defiled the land and committed adultery with stones and trees.

New Living Translation

9 Israel treated it all so lightly-she thought nothing of committing adultery by worshiping idols made of wood and stone. So now the land has been polluted.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Jeremiah 3:9

Commentary on Jeremiah 3:6-11

(Read Jeremiah 3:6-11)

If we mark the crimes of those who break off from a religious profession, and the consequences, we see abundant reason to shun evil ways. It is dreadful to be proved more criminal than those who have actually perished in their sins; yet it will be small comfort in everlasting punishment, for them to know that others were viler than they.