Jeremiah 2:2
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New International Version
"Go and proclaim in the hearing of Jerusalem: "This is what the LORD says: "'I remember the devotion of your youth, how as a bride you loved me and followed me through the wilderness, through a land not sown.

New Living Translation
"Go and shout this message to Jerusalem. This is what the LORD says: "I remember how eager you were to please me as a young bride long ago, how you loved me and followed me even through the barren wilderness.

English Standard Version
“Go and proclaim in the hearing of Jerusalem, Thus says the LORD, “I remember the devotion of your youth, your love as a bride, how you followed me in the wilderness, in a land not sown.

New American Standard Bible
"Go and proclaim in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, 'Thus says the LORD, "I remember concerning you the devotion of your youth, The love of your betrothals, Your following after Me in the wilderness, Through a land not sown.

King James Bible
Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; I remember thee, the kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals, when thou wentest after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Go and announce directly to Jerusalem that this is what the LORD says: I remember the loyalty of your youth, your love as a bride-- how you followed Me in the wilderness, in a land not sown.

International Standard Version
"Go and announce to Jerusalem: 'This is what the LORD says: "I remember the loyal devotion of your youth, your love as a bride. You followed me in the desert, in a land that was not planted.

NET Bible
"Go and declare in the hearing of the people of Jerusalem: 'This is what the LORD says: "I have fond memories of you, how devoted you were to me in your early years. I remember how you loved me like a new bride; you followed me through the wilderness, through a land that had never been planted.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Go and announce to Jerusalem, 'This is what the LORD says: I remember the unfailing loyalty of your youth, the love you had for me as a bride. I remember how you followed me into the desert, into a land that couldn't be farmed.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Go, and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying: Thus saith the LORD: I remember for thee the affection of thy youth, The love of thine espousals; How thou wentest after Me in the wilderness, In a land that was not sown.

New American Standard 1977
“Go and proclaim in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD,
            “I remember concerning you the devotion of your youth,
            The love of your betrothals,
            Your following after Me in the wilderness,
            Through a land not sown.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Go and cry out in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD: I remember thee, the mercy of thy youth, the love of thine espousals, when thou didst go after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown.

King James 2000 Bible
Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus says the LORD; I remember you, the kindness of your youth, the love of your betrothal, when you followed me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown.

American King James Version
Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus said the LORD; I remember you, the kindness of your youth, the love of your espousals, when you went after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown.

American Standard Version
Go, and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith Jehovah, I remember for thee the kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals; how thou wentest after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Go, and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying: Thus saith the Lord: I have remembered thee, pitying thy soul, pitying thy youth, and the love of thy espousals, when thou followedst me in the desert, in a land that is not sown.

Darby Bible Translation
Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith Jehovah: I remember for thee the kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals, when thou wentest after me in the wilderness, in a land not sown.

English Revised Version
Go, and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD, I remember for thee the kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals; how thou wentest after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown.

Webster's Bible Translation
Go, and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; I remember thee, the kindness of thy youth, the love of thy espousals, when thou wentest after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown.

World English Bible
"Go, and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, 'Thus says Yahweh, "I remember for you the kindness of your youth, the love of your weddings; how you went after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown.

Young's Literal Translation
'Go, and thou hast called in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus said Jehovah: I have remembered for thee The kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals, Thy going after Me in a wilderness, in a land not sown.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:1-8 Those who begin well, but do not persevere, will justly be upbraided with their hopeful and promising beginnings. Those who desert religion, commonly oppose it more than those who never knew it. For this they could have no excuse. God's spiritual Israel must own their obligations to him for safe conduct through the wilderness of this world, so dangerous to the soul. Alas, that many, who once appeared devoted to the Lord, so live that their professions aggravate their crimes! Let us be careful that we do not lose in zeal and fervency, as we gain knowledge.
Study Bible
Israel has Forsaken God
1Now the word of the LORD came to me saying, 2"Go and proclaim in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, 'Thus says the LORD, "I remember concerning you the devotion of your youth, The love of your betrothals, Your following after Me in the wilderness, Through a land not sown. 3"Israel was holy to the LORD, The first of His harvest. All who ate of it became guilty; Evil came upon them," declares the LORD.'"…
Cross References
James 4:4
You adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore, whoever chooses to be a friend of the world renders himself an enemy of God.

Revelation 2:4
But I have this against you: You have abandoned your first love.

Deuteronomy 2:7
"For the LORD your God has blessed you in all that you have done; He has known your wanderings through this great wilderness. These forty years the LORD your God has been with you; you have not lacked a thing."'

Psalm 129:1
A Song of Ascents. "Many times they have persecuted me from my youth up," Let Israel now say,

Isaiah 58:1
"Cry loudly, do not hold back; Raise your voice like a trumpet, And declare to My people their transgression And to the house of Jacob their sins.

Jeremiah 2:1
Now the word of the LORD came to me saying,

Jeremiah 2:6
"They did not say, 'Where is the LORD Who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, Who led us through the wilderness, Through a land of deserts and of pits, Through a land of drought and of deep darkness, Through a land that no one crossed And where no man dwelt?'

Jeremiah 3:4
"Have you not just now called to Me, 'My Father, You are the friend of my youth?

Jeremiah 7:2
"Stand in the gate of the LORD'S house and proclaim there this word and say, 'Hear the word of the LORD, all you of Judah, who enter by these gates to worship the LORD!'"

Jeremiah 11:6
And the LORD said to me, "Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem, saying, 'Hear the words of this covenant and do them.
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Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus said the LORD; I remember you, the kindness of your youth, the love of your espousals, when you went after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown.

cry

Jeremiah 7:2 Stand in the gate of the LORD's house, and proclaim there this word, …

Jeremiah 11:6 Then the LORD said to me, Proclaim all these words in the cities …

Jeremiah 19:2 And go forth to the valley of the son of Hinnom, which is by the …

Proverbs 1:20 Wisdom cries without; she utters her voice in the streets:

Proverbs 8:1-4 Does not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice…

Isaiah 58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up your voice like a trumpet, and show …

Hosea 8:1 Set the trumpet to your mouth. He shall come as an eagle against …

Jonah 1:2 Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their …

Matthew 11:15 He that has ears to hear, let him hear.

Luke 12:13 And one of the company said to him, Master, speak to my brother, …

thee. or, for thy sake. the kindness

Exodus 14:31 And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did on the Egyptians: …

Exodus 15:1-20 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song to the LORD, …

Ezekiel 16:8,22,60 Now when I passed by you, and looked on you, behold, your time was …

Ezekiel 23:3,8,19 And they committed prostitutions in Egypt; they committed prostitutions …

Hosea 2:15 And I will give her her vineyards from there, and the valley of Achor …

thine espousals

Exodus 24:3-8 And Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD, and …

Songs 3:11 Go forth, O you daughters of Zion, and behold king Solomon with the …

Exodus 16:8 And Moses said, This shall be, when the LORD shall give you in the …

when

Jeremiah 2:6 Neither said they, Where is the LORD that brought us up out of the …

Deuteronomy 2:7 For the LORD your God has blessed you in all the works of your hand: …

Deuteronomy 8:2,15,16 And you shall remember all the way which the LORD your God led you …

Nehemiah 9:12-21 Moreover you led them in the day by a cloudy pillar; and in the night …

Isaiah 63:7-14 I will mention the loving kindnesses of the LORD, and the praises …

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