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Jeremiah 3 (WEBP)

[1] “They say, ‘If a man puts away his wife, and she goes from him, and becomes another man’s, should he return to her again?’ Wouldn’t that land be greatly polluted? But you have played the prostitute with many lovers; yet return again to me,” says Yahweh.
[2] “Lift up your eyes to the bare heights, and see! Where have you not been lain with? You have sat waiting for them by the road, as an Arabian in the wilderness. You have polluted the land with your prostitution and with your wickedness.
[3] Therefore the showers have been withheld and there has been no latter rain; yet you have had a prostitute’s forehead and you refused to be ashamed.
[4] Will you not from this time cry to me, ‘My Father, you are the guide of my youth!’?
[5] “ ‘Will he retain his anger forever? Will he keep it to the end?’ Behold, you have spoken and have done evil things, and have had your way.”
[6] Moreover, Yahweh said to me in the days of Josiah the king, “Have you seen that which backsliding Israel has done? She has gone up on every high mountain and under every green tree, and has played the prostitute there.
[7] I said after she had done all these things, ‘She will return to me;’ but she didn’t return, and her treacherous sister Judah saw it.
[8] I saw when, for this very cause, that backsliding Israel had committed adultery, I had put her away and given her a certificate of divorce, yet treacherous Judah, her sister, had no fear, but she also went and played the prostitute.
[9] Because she took her prostitution lightly, the land was polluted, and she committed adultery with stones and with wood.
[10] Yet for all this her treacherous sister, Judah, has not returned to me with her whole heart, but only in pretense,” says Yahweh.
[11] Yahweh said to me, “Backsliding Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.
[12] Go, and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, ‘Return, you backsliding Israel,’ says Yahweh; ‘I will not look in anger on you, for I am merciful,’ says Yahweh. ‘I will not keep anger forever.
[13] Only acknowledge your iniquity, that you have transgressed against Yahweh your God, and have scattered your ways to the strangers under every green tree, and you have not obeyed my voice,’ ” says Yahweh.
[14] “Return, backsliding children,” says Yahweh, “for I am a husband to you. I will take one of you from a city, and two from a family, and I will bring you to Zion.
[15] I will give you shepherds according to my heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.
[16] It will come to pass, when you are multiplied and increased in the land in those days,” says Yahweh, “they will no longer say, ‘the ark of Yahweh’s covenant!’ It will not come to mind. They won’t remember it. They won’t miss it, nor will another be made.
[17] At that time they will call Jerusalem ‘Yahweh’s Throne;’ and all the nations will be gathered to it, to Yahweh’s name, to Jerusalem. They will no longer walk after the stubbornness of their evil heart.
[18] In those days the house of Judah will walk with the house of Israel, and they will come together out of the land of the north to the land that I gave for an inheritance to your fathers.
[19] “But I said, ‘How I desire to put you among the children, and give you a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the armies of the nations!’ and I said, ‘You shall call me “My Father”, and shall not turn away from following me.’
[20] “Surely as a wife treacherously departs from her husband, so you have dealt treacherously with me, house of Israel,” says Yahweh.
[21] A voice is heard on the bare heights, the weeping and the petitions of the children of Israel; because they have perverted their way, they have forgotten Yahweh their God.
[22] Return, you backsliding children, and I will heal your backsliding. “Behold, we have come to you; for you are Yahweh our God.
[23] Truly help from the hills, the tumult on the mountains, is in vain. Truly the salvation of Israel is in Yahweh our God.
[24] But the shameful thing has devoured the labor of our fathers from our youth, their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters.
[25] Let us lie down in our shame, and let our confusion cover us; for we have sinned against Yahweh our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even to this day. We have not obeyed Yahweh our God’s voice.”

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Jeremiah 3 (KJVS)

[1] They say H559 (8800), If a man H376 put away H7971 (8762) his wife H802, and she go H1980 (8804) from him, and become another H312 man’s H376, shall he return unto her again H7725 (8799)? shall not that land H776 be greatly H2610 (8800) polluted H2610 (8799)? but thou hast played the harlot H2181 (8804) with many H7227 lovers H7453; yet return again H7725 (8800) to me, saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068.
[2] Lift up H5375 (8798) thine eyes H5869 unto the high places H8205, and see H7200 (8798) where H375 thou hast not been lien H7693 (8795) (8676) H7901 (8795) with. In the ways H1870 hast thou sat H3427 (8804) for them, as the Arabian H6163 in the wilderness H4057; and thou hast polluted H2610 (8686) the land H776 with thy whoredoms H2184 and with thy wickedness H7451.
[3] Therefore the showers H7241 have been withholden H4513 (8735), and there hath been no latter rain H4456; and thou hadst a whore’s H2181 (8802) H802 forehead H4696, thou refusedst H3985 (8765) to be ashamed H3637 (8736).
[4] Wilt thou not from this time cry H7121 (8804) unto me, My father H1, thou [art] the guide H441 of my youth H5271?
[5] Will he reserve H5201 (8799) [his anger] for ever H5769? will he keep H8104 (8799) [it] to the end H5331? Behold, thou hast spoken H1696 (8765) and done H6213 (8799) evil things H7451 as thou couldest H3201 (8799).
[6] The LORD H3068 said H559 (8799) also unto me in the days H3117 of Josiah H2977 the king H4428, Hast thou seen H7200 (8804) [that] which backsliding H4878 Israel H3478 hath done H6213 (8804)? she is gone up H1980 (8802) upon every high H1364 mountain H2022 and under H8478 every green H7488 tree H6086, and there hath played the harlot H2181 (8799).
[7] And I said H559 (8799) after H310 she had done H6213 (8800) all these [things], Turn H7725 (8799) thou unto me. But she returned H7725 (8804) not. And her treacherous H901 sister H269 Judah H3063 saw H7200 (8799) [it].
[8] And I saw H7200 (8799), when for all the causes H182 whereby backsliding H4878 Israel H3478 committed adultery H5003 (8765) I had put her away H7971 (8765), and given H5414 (8799) her a bill H5612 of divorce H3748; yet her treacherous H898 (8802) sister H269 Judah H3063 feared H3372 (8804) not, but went H3212 (8799) and played the harlot H2181 (8799) also.
[9] And it came to pass through the lightness H6963 of her whoredom H2184, that she defiled H2610 (8799) the land H776, and committed adultery H5003 (8799) with stones H68 and with stocks H6086.
[10] And yet for all this her treacherous H901 sister H269 Judah H3063 hath not turned H7725 (8804) unto me with her whole heart H3820, but feignedly H8267, saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068.
[11] And the LORD H3068 said H559 (8799) unto me, The backsliding H4878 Israel H3478 hath justified H6663 (8765) herself H5315 more than treacherous H898 (8802) Judah H3063.
[12] Go H1980 (8800) and proclaim H7121 (8804) these words H1697 toward the north H6828, and say H559 (8804), Return H7725 (8798), thou backsliding H4878 Israel H3478, saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068; [and] I will not cause mine anger H6440 to fall H5307 (8686) upon you: for I [am] merciful H2623, saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068, [and] I will not keep H5201 (8799) [anger] for ever H5769.
[13] Only acknowledge H3045 (8798) thine iniquity H5771, that thou hast transgressed H6586 (8804) against the LORD H3068 thy God H430, and hast scattered H6340 (8762) thy ways H1870 to the strangers H2114 (8801) under every green H7488 tree H6086, and ye have not obeyed H8085 (8804) my voice H6963, saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068.
[14] Turn H7725 (8798), O backsliding H7726 children H1121, saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068; for I am married H1166 (8804) unto you: and I will take H3947 (8804) you one H259 of a city H5892, and two H8147 of a family H4940, and I will bring H935 (8689) you to Zion H6726:
[15] And I will give H5414 (8804) you pastors H7462 (8802) according to mine heart H3820, which shall feed H7462 (8804) you with knowledge H1844 and understanding H7919 (8687).
[16] And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied H7235 (8799) and increased H6509 (8804) in the land H776, in those days H3117, saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068, they shall say H559 (8799) no more, The ark H727 of the covenant H1285 of the LORD H3068: neither shall it come H5927 (8799) to mind H3820: neither shall they remember H2142 (8799) it; neither shall they visit H6485 (8799) [it]; neither shall [that] be done H6213 (8735) any more.
[17] At that time H6256 they shall call H7121 (8799) Jerusalem H3389 the throne H3678 of the LORD H3068; and all the nations H1471 shall be gathered H6960 (8738) unto it, to the name H8034 of the LORD H3068, to Jerusalem H3389: neither shall they walk H3212 (8799) any more after H310 the imagination H8307 of their evil H7451 heart H3820.
[18] In those days H3117 the house H1004 of Judah H3063 shall walk H3212 (8799) with the house H1004 of Israel H3478, and they shall come H935 (8799) together H3162 out of the land H776 of the north H6828 to the land H776 that I have given for an inheritance H5157 (8689) unto your fathers H1.
[19] But I said H559 (8804), How shall I put H7896 (8799) thee among the children H1121, and give H5414 (8799) thee a pleasant H2532 land H776, a goodly H6643 heritage H5159 of the hosts H6635 of nations H1471? and I said H559 (8799), Thou shalt call H7121 (8799) me, My father H1; and shalt not turn away H7725 (8799) from me H310.
[20] Surely H403 [as] a wife H802 treacherously H898 (8804) departeth from her husband H7453, so have ye dealt treacherously H898 (8804) with me, O house H1004 of Israel H3478, saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068.
[21] A voice H6963 was heard H8085 (8738) upon the high places H8205, weeping H1065 [and] supplications H8469 of the children H1121 of Israel H3478: for they have perverted H5753 (8689) their way H1870, [and] they have forgotten H7911 (8804) the LORD H3068 their God H430.
[22] Return H7725 (8798), ye backsliding H7726 children H1121, [and] I will heal H7495 (8799) your backslidings H4878. Behold, we come H857 (8804) unto thee; for thou [art] the LORD H3068 our God H430.
[23] Truly H403 in vain H8267 [is salvation hoped for] from the hills H1389, [and from] the multitude H1995 of mountains H2022: truly H403 in the LORD H3068 our God H430 [is] the salvation H8668 of Israel H3478.
[24] For shame H1322 hath devoured H398 (8804) the labour H3018 of our fathers H1 from our youth H5271; their flocks H6629 and their herds H1241, their sons H1121 and their daughters H1323.
[25] We lie down H7901 (8799) in our shame H1322, and our confusion H3639 covereth H3680 (8762) us: for we have sinned H2398 (8804) against the LORD H3068 our God H430, we and our fathers H1, from our youth H5271 even unto this day H3117, and have not obeyed H8085 (8804) the voice H6963 of the LORD H3068 our God H430.

Young’s Literal Translation

Jeremiah 3 (YLT)

[1] Saying, ‘Lo, one sendeth away his wife, And she hath gone from him, And she hath been to another man, Doth he turn back unto her again? Greatly defiled is not that land? And thou hast committed whoredom with many lovers, And turn again to Me, an affirmation of Jehovah.
[2] Lift thine eyes to the high places, and see, Where hast thou not been lain with? On the ways thou hast sat for them, As an Arab in a wilderness, And thou defilest the land, By thy fornications, and by thy wickedness.
[3] And withheld are showers, and gathered rain hath not been. The forehead of a whorish woman thou hast, Thou hast refused to be ashamed.
[4] Hast thou not henceforth called to Me, ‘My father, Thou art the leader of my youth?
[5] Doth He keep to the age? watch for ever?’ Lo, these things thou hast spoken, And thou dost the evil things, and prevailest.
[6] And Jehovah saith unto me, in the days of Josiah the king, ‘Hast thou seen that which backsliding Israel hath done? She is going on every high mountain, and unto the place of every green tree, and committeth fornication there.
[7] And I say, after her doing all these, Unto Me thou dost turn back, and she hath not turned back, and see it doth her treacherous sister Judah.
[8] And I see when (for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery) I have sent her away, and I give the bill of her divorce unto her, that treacherous Judah her sister hath not feared, and goeth and committeth fornication-she also.
[9] And it hath come to pass, from the vileness of her fornication, that the land is defiled, and she committeth fornication with stone and with wood.
[10] And even in all this her treacherous sister Judah hath not turned back unto Me with all her heart, but with falsehood, an affirmation of Jehovah.’
[11] And Jehovah saith unto me: ‘Justified herself hath backsliding Israel, More than treacherous Judah.
[12] Go, and thou hast proclaimed these words toward the north, and hast said, Turn back, O backsliding Israel, An affirmation of Jehovah! I cause not Mine anger to fall upon you, For I am kind, an affirmation of Jehovah, I watch not to the age.
[13] Only, know thine iniquity, For against Jehovah thy God thou hast transgressed, And thou dost scatter thy ways to strangers, Under every green tree, And to My voice thou hast not hearkened, An affirmation of Jehovah.
[14] Turn back, O backsliding sons, An affirmation of Jehovah. For I have ruled over you, And taken you one of a city, and two of a family, And have brought you to Zion,
[15] And I have given to you shepherds According to Mine own heart, And they have fed you with knowledge and understanding.
[16] And it hath come to pass, when ye are multiplied, And have been fruitful in the land, In those days-an affirmation of Jehovah, They say not any more, ‘The ark of the covenant of Jehovah,’ Nor doth it go up on the heart, Nor do they remember concerning it, Nor do they inspect, nor is it made again.
[17] At that time they cry to Jerusalem, ‘O throne of Jehovah,’ And gathered unto her hath been all the nations, For the name of Jehovah, to Jerusalem, Nor do they go any more after the stubbornness of their evil heart.
[18] In those days do the house of Judah Go unto the house of Israel, And they come together from the land of the south, unto the land That I caused your fathers to inherit.
[19] And I have said, How do I put thee among the sons, And give to thee a desirable land, A beauteous inheritance of the hosts of nations, And I say, My father-ye do call to Me, And from after Me ye do not turn back.
[20] But-a woman hath deceived her friend, So ye have dealt treacherously with Me, O house of Israel, an affirmation of Jehovah.
[21] A voice on high places is heard-weeping, Supplications of the sons of Israel, For they have made perverse their way, They have forgotten Jehovah their God.
[22] Turn back, O backsliding sons, I cause your backslidings to cease. -Behold us, we have come to Thee, For Thou art Jehovah our God.
[23] Surely in vain from the heights, The multitude of mountains -Surely in Jehovah our God is the salvation of Israel.
[24] And the shameful thing hath devoured The labour of our fathers from our youth, Their flock and their herd, Their sons and their daughters.
[25] We have lain down in our shame, and cover us doth our confusion, For against Jehovah our God we have sinned, We, and our fathers, from our youth even unto this day, Nor have we hearkened to the voice of Jehovah our God!