Jeremiah 3:6
Faithless Israel

      6Then the LORD said to me in the days of Josiah the king, “Have you seen what faithless Israel did? She went up on every high hill and under every green tree, and she was a harlot there. 7“I thought, ‘After she has done all these things she will return to Me’; but she did not return, and her treacherous sister Judah saw it. 8“And I saw that for all the adulteries of faithless Israel, I had sent her away and given her a writ of divorce, yet her treacherous sister Judah did not fear; but she went and was a harlot also. 9“Because of the lightness of her harlotry, she polluted the land and committed adultery with stones and trees. 10“Yet in spite of all this her treacherous sister Judah did not return to Me with all her heart, but rather in deception,” declares the LORD.

God Invites Repentance

      11And the LORD said to me, “Faithless Israel has proved herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.

12“Go and proclaim these words toward the north and say,
         ‘Return, faithless Israel,’ declares the LORD;
         ‘I will not look upon you in anger.
         For I am gracious,’ declares the LORD;
         ‘I will not be angry forever.

13‘Only acknowledge your iniquity,
         That you have transgressed against the LORD your God
         And have scattered your favors to the strangers under every green tree,
         And you have not obeyed My voice,’ declares the LORD.

14‘Return, O faithless sons,’ declares the LORD;
         ‘For I am a master to you,
         And I will take you one from a city and two from a family,
         And I will bring you to Zion.’

      15“Then I will give you shepherds after My own heart, who will feed you on knowledge and understanding. 16“It shall be in those days when you are multiplied and increased in the land,” declares the LORD, “they will no longer say, ‘The ark of the covenant of the LORD.’ And it will not come to mind, nor will they remember it, nor will they miss it, nor will it be made again. 17“At that time they will call Jerusalem ‘The Throne of the LORD,’ and all the nations will be gathered to it, to Jerusalem, for the name of the LORD; nor will they walk anymore 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 from the land of the north to the land that I gave your fathers as an inheritance.

      19“Then I said,
         ‘How I would set you among My sons
         And give you a pleasant land,
         The most beautiful inheritance of the nations!’
         And I said, ‘You shall call Me, My Father,
         And not turn away from following Me.’

20“Surely, as a woman treacherously departs from her lover,
         So you have dealt treacherously with Me,
         O house of Israel,” declares the LORD.

21A voice is heard on the bare heights,
         The weeping and the supplications of the sons of Israel;
         Because they have perverted their way,
         They have forgotten the LORD their God.

22“Return, O faithless sons,
         I will heal your faithlessness.”
         “Behold, we come to You;
         For You are the LORD our God.

23“Surely, the hills are a deception,
         A tumult on the mountains.
         Surely in the LORD our God
         Is the salvation of Israel.

      24“But the shameful thing has consumed the labor of our fathers since our youth, their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters. 25“Let us lie down in our shame, and let our humiliation cover us; for we have sinned against the LORD our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even to this day. And we have not obeyed the voice of the LORD our God.”

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Parallel Verses
American Standard Version
Moreover Jehovah said unto me in the days of Josiah the king, Hast thou seen that which backsliding Israel hath done? she is gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there hath played the harlot.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord said to me in the days of king Josias: Hast thou seen what rebellious Israel hast done? she hath gone out of herself upon every high mountain, and under every green tree, and hath played the harlot there.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah said unto me in the days of Josiah the king, Hast thou seen what backsliding Israel hath done? She hath gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there hath committed fornication.

English Revised Version
Moreover the LORD said unto me in the days of Josiah the king, Hast thou seen that which backsliding Israel hath done? she is gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there hath played the harlot.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD said also to me in the days of Josiah the king, Hast thou seen that which backsliding Israel hath done? she hath gone up upon every high mountain, and under every green tree, and there hath played the harlot.

World English Bible
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 there has played the prostitute.

Young's Literal Translation
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.
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J. E. Hutton—History of the Moravian Church

Stanzas by the Warden
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Concerning the Ministry.
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"The Heritage of the Heathen"
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Frances Bevan—Three Friends of God

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Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Conversion of all that Come.
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Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

The Saints' Privilege and Profit;
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A Warning Rejected
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