Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Jeremiah 8:5 in English Standard Version "Why then has this people turned away in perpetual backsliding? They hold fast to deceit; they refuse to return." Jer 2:19 Your evil will chastise you, and your apostasy will reprove you. Know and see that it is evil and bitter for you to forsake the Lord your God; the fear of me is not in you, declares the Lord God of hosts. Jer 7:24 But they did not obey or incline their ear, but walked in their own counsels and the stubbornness of their evil hearts, and went backward and not forward. Jer 9:6 Heaping oppression upon oppression, and deceit upon deceit, they refuse to know me, declares the Lord.