The Meaning of Jeremiah 32:34 Explained

Jeremiah 32:34

KJV: But they set their abominations in the house, which is called by my name, to defile it.

YLT: 'And they set their abominations in the house over which My name is called, so as to defile it;

Darby: And they have set their abominations in the house which is called by my name, to defile it;

ASV: But they set their abominations in the house which is called by my name, to defile it.

What does Jeremiah 32:34 Mean?

Context Summary

Jeremiah 32:1-44 - Shepherds That Mislead God's Flock
It is God's purpose to care for His people through shepherds (pastors) who are responsible to Him. Jesus our Lord is the Branch into which we may be grafted. He is our King who saves us and clothes us with His own spotless righteousness. God finds us in Him, Philippians 3:9. Because He reigns, we are saved and dwell in safety. When we are brought into contact with false shepherds, whether the failure be in doctrine or example, let us ask for the broken heart of Jeremiah 23:9.
God is everywhere present; as the latter paragraph indicates, He is near at hand to overhear the blasphemy of those who deride religion, and to be a very present help in time of trouble. If He fills heaven and earth, can He not fill thy heart? If His Word is like fire, let it cleanse thee! If it is as a hammer, let it pulverize thy pride! Let those of us who essay to teach and preach, not steal our words from our neighbors, or utter our own, but receive them from the source of all truth. [source]

Chapter Summary: Jeremiah 32

1  Jeremiah, being imprisoned by Zedekiah for his prophecy,
6  buys Hanameel's field
13  Baruch must preserve the evidences, as tokens of the people's return
16  Jeremiah in his prayer complains to God
26  God confirms the captivity for their sins;
36  and promises a gracious return

What do the individual words in Jeremiah 32:34 mean?

But they set their abominations in the house which is called by My name upon to defile it
וַיָּשִׂ֣ימוּ שִׁקּֽוּצֵיהֶ֗ם בַּבַּ֛יִת אֲשֶׁר־ נִקְרָֽא־ שְׁמִ֥י עָלָ֖יו לְטַמְּאֽוֹ

וַיָּשִׂ֣ימוּ  But  they  set 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Verb, Qal, Consecutive imperfect, third person masculine plural
Root: שׂוּמָה 
Sense: to put, place, set, appoint, make.
שִׁקּֽוּצֵיהֶ֗ם  their  abominations 
Parse: Noun, masculine plural construct, third person masculine plural
Root: שִׁקּוּץ  
Sense: detestable thing or idol, abominable thing, abomination, idol, detested thing.
בַּבַּ֛יִת  in  the  house 
Parse: Preposition-b, Article, Noun, masculine singular
Root: בַּיִת 
Sense: house.
נִקְרָֽא־  is  called  by 
Parse: Verb, Nifal, Perfect, third person masculine singular
Root: קָרָא  
Sense: to call, call out, recite, read, cry out, proclaim.
שְׁמִ֥י  My  name 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular construct, first person common singular
Root: שֵׁם  
Sense: name.
עָלָ֖יו  upon 
Parse: Preposition, third person masculine singular
Root: עַל 
Sense: upon, on the ground of, according to, on account of, on behalf of, concerning, beside, in addition to, together with, beyond, above, over, by, on to, towards, to, against.
לְטַמְּאֽוֹ  to  defile  it 
Parse: Preposition-l, Verb, Piel, Infinitive construct, third person masculine singular
Root: טָמֵא 
Sense: to be unclean, become unclean, become impure.