I have also sent to you all my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them again and again, saying, “Every man is to turn back from his evil way, and you are to amend your doings, and not go after other gods to serve them, and then you will dwell in the land that I have given to you and to your fathers.” But you have not inclined your ear, nor listened to me. Bible see other translations

“rising up early and sending them.” This is an idiom meaning to send again and again. The idea is that God rose up early and sent His prophets, and sent them over and over as the day progressed. We have kept the idiom but inserted the meaning of the idiom by adding “again and again” in italics.

[For more on this idiom and where it occurs, see commentary on Jeremiah 26:5.]

Commentary for: Jeremiah 35:15