KJV JER3 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekJER2.htm JER4.htm
3:1 They say [H559] , If a man [H376] put away [H7971] his wife [H802] , and she go [H1980] from him, and become another [H312] man's [H376] , shall he return unto her again [H7725] ? shall not that land [H776] be greatly [H2610] polluted [H2610] ? but thou hast played the harlot [H2181] with many [H7227] lovers [H7453] ; yet return again [H7725] to me, saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] .(They say: Heb. Saying)
3:2 Lift up [H5375] thine eyes [H5869] unto the high places [H8205] , and see [H7200] where [H375] thou hast not been lien [H7693] [H7901] with. In the ways [H1870] hast thou sat [H3427] for them, as the Arabian [H6163] in the wilderness [H4057] ; and thou hast polluted [H2610] the land [H776] with thy whoredoms [H2184] and with thy wickedness [H7451] .
3:3 Therefore the showers [H7241] have been withholden [H4513] , and there hath been no latter rain [H4456] ; and thou hadst a whore's [H2181] [H802] forehead [H4696] , thou refusedst [H3985] to be ashamed [H3637] .
3:4 Wilt thou not from this time cry [H7121] unto me, My father [H1] , thou [art] the guide [H441] of my youth [H5271] ?
3:5 Will he reserve [H5201] [his anger] for ever [H5769] ? will he keep [H8104] [it] to the end [H5331] ? Behold, thou hast spoken [H1696] and done [H6213] evil things [H7451] as thou couldest [H3201] .
3:6 The LORD [H3068] said [H559] also unto me in the days [H3117] of Josiah [H2977] the king [H4428] , Hast thou seen [H7200] [that] which backsliding [H4878] Israel [H3478] hath done [H6213] ? she is gone up [H1980] upon every high [H1364] mountain [H2022] and under [H8478] every green [H7488] tree [H6086] , and there hath played the harlot [H2181] .
3:7 And I said [H559] after [H310] she had done [H6213] all these [things], Turn [H7725] thou unto me. But she returned [H7725] not. And her treacherous [H901] sister [H269] Judah [H3063] saw [H7200] [it].
3:8 And I saw [H7200] , when for all the causes [H182] whereby backsliding [H4878] Israel [H3478] committed adultery [H5003] I had put her away [H7971] , and given [H5414] her a bill [H5612] of divorce [H3748] ; yet her treacherous [H898] sister [H269] Judah [H3063] feared [H3372] not, but went [H3212] and played the harlot [H2181] also.
3:9 And it came to pass through the lightness [H6963] of her whoredom [H2184] , that she defiled [H2610] the land [H776] , and committed adultery [H5003] with stones [H68] and with stocks [H6086] .(lightness: or, fame)
3:10 And yet for all this her treacherous [H901] sister [H269] Judah [H3063] hath not turned [H7725] unto me with her whole heart [H3820] , but feignedly [H8267] , saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] .(feignedly: Heb. in falsehood)
3:11 And the LORD [H3068] said [H559] unto me, The backsliding [H4878] Israel [H3478] hath justified [H6663] herself [H5315] more than treacherous [H898] Judah [H3063] .
3:12 Go [H1980] and proclaim [H7121] these words [H1697] toward the north [H6828] , and say [H559] , Return [H7725] , thou backsliding [H4878] Israel [H3478] , saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] ; [and] I will not cause mine anger [H6440] to fall [H5307] upon you: for I [am] merciful [H2623] , saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] , [and] I will not keep [H5201] [anger] for ever [H5769] .
3:13 Only acknowledge [H3045] thine iniquity [H5771] , that thou hast transgressed [H6586] against the LORD [H3068] thy God [H430] , and hast scattered [H6340] thy ways [H1870] to the strangers [H2114] under every green [H7488] tree [H6086] , and ye have not obeyed [H8085] my voice [H6963] , saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] .
3:14 Turn [H7725] , O backsliding [H7726] children [H1121] , saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] ; for I am married [H1166] unto you: and I will take [H3947] you one [H259] of a city [H5892] , and two [H8147] of a family [H4940] , and I will bring [H935] you to Zion [H6726] :
3:15 And I will give [H5414] you pastors [H7462] according to mine heart [H3820] , which shall feed [H7462] you with knowledge [H1844] and understanding [H7919] .
3:16 And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied [H7235] and increased [H6509] in the land [H776] , in those days [H3117] , saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] , they shall say [H559] no more, The ark [H727] of the covenant [H1285] of the LORD [H3068] : neither shall it come [H5927] to mind [H3820] : neither shall they remember [H2142] it; neither shall they visit [H6485] [it]; neither shall [that] be done [H6213] any more.(come to mind: Heb. come upon the heart)(that: or, it be magnified)
3:17 At that time [H6256] they shall call [H7121] Jerusalem [H3389] the throne [H3678] of the LORD [H3068] ; and all the nations [H1471] shall be gathered [H6960] unto it, to the name [H8034] of the LORD [H3068] , to Jerusalem [H3389] : neither shall they walk [H3212] any more after [H310] the imagination [H8307] of their evil [H7451] heart [H3820] .(imagination: or, stubbornness)
3:18 In those days [H3117] the house [H1004] of Judah [H3063] shall walk [H3212] with the house [H1004] of Israel [H3478] , and they shall come [H935] together [H3162] out of the land [H776] of the north [H6828] to the land [H776] that I have given for an inheritance [H5157] unto your fathers [H1] .(with: or, to)(given: or, caused your fathers to possess)
3:19 But I said [H559] , How shall I put [H7896] thee among the children [H1121] , and give [H5414] thee a pleasant [H2532] land [H776] , a goodly [H6643] heritage [H5159] of the hosts [H6635] of nations [H1471] ? and I said [H559] , Thou shalt call [H7121] me, My father [H1] ; and shalt not turn away [H7725] from me [H310] .(from me: Heb. from after me)(a goodly: Heb. an heritage of glory, or, beauty)(pleasant: Heb. land of desire)
3:20 Surely [H403] [as] a wife [H802] treacherously [H898] departeth from her husband [H7453] , so have ye dealt treacherously [H898] with me, O house [H1004] of Israel [H3478] , saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] .(husband: Heb. friend)
3:21 A voice [H6963] was heard [H8085] upon the high places [H8205] , weeping [H1065] [and] supplications [H8469] of the children [H1121] of Israel [H3478] : for they have perverted [H5753] their way [H1870] , [and] they have forgotten [H7911] the LORD [H3068] their God [H430] .
3:22 Return [H7725] , ye backsliding [H7726] children [H1121] , [and] I will heal [H7495] your backslidings [H4878] . Behold, we come [H857] unto thee; for thou [art] the LORD [H3068] our God [H430] .
3:23 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] .
3:24 For shame [H1322] hath devoured [H398] 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] .
3:25 We lie down [H7901] in our shame [H1322] , and our confusion [H3639] covereth [H3680] us: for we have sinned [H2398] 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] the voice [H6963] of the LORD [H3068] our God [H430] .