Jeremiah 3:11
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New International Version
The LORD said to me, "Faithless Israel is more righteous than unfaithful Judah.

New Living Translation
Then the LORD said to me, "Even faithless Israel is less guilty than treacherous Judah!

English Standard Version
And the LORD said to me, “Faithless Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.

New American Standard Bible
And the LORD said to me, "Faithless Israel has proved herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.

King James Bible
And the LORD said unto me, The backsliding Israel hath justified herself more than treacherous Judah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD announced to me, "Unfaithful Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.

International Standard Version
Then the LORD told me, "Unfaithful Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.

NET Bible
Then the LORD said to me, "Under the circumstances, wayward Israel could even be considered less guilty than unfaithful Judah.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD said to me, "Backsliding Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the LORD said to me, "Unfaithful Israel was less guilty than treacherous Judah.

JPS Tanakh 1917
even the LORD said unto me--backsliding Israel hath proved herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.

New American Standard 1977
And the LORD said to me, “Faithless Israel has proved herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the LORD said unto me, The rebellious Israel has justified her soul in comparison to the treacherous Judah.

King James 2000 Bible
And the LORD said unto me, The backsliding Israel has justified herself more than treacherous Judah.

American King James Version
And the LORD said to me, The backsliding Israel has justified herself more than treacherous Judah.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah said unto me, Backsliding Israel hath showed herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord said to me: The rebellious Israel hath justified her soul, in comparison of the treacherous Juda.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah said unto me, Backsliding Israel hath shewn herself more just than treacherous Judah.

English Revised Version
And the LORD said unto me, Backsliding Israel hath shewn herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD said to me, The backsliding Israel hath justified herself more than treacherous Judah.

World English Bible
Yahweh said to me, "Backsliding Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah saith unto me: 'Justified herself hath backsliding Israel, More than treacherous Judah.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:6-11 If we mark the crimes of those who break off from a religious profession, and the consequences, we see abundant reason to shun evil ways. It is dreadful to be proved more criminal than those who have actually perished in their sins; yet it will be small comfort in everlasting punishment, for them to know that others were viler than they.
Study Bible
Invitation to Repentance
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. 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.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 3:7
"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.

Jeremiah 11:10
"They have turned back to the iniquities of their ancestors who refused to hear My words, and they have gone after other gods to serve them; the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken My covenant which I made with their fathers."

Ezekiel 16:51
"Furthermore, Samaria did not commit half of your sins, for you have multiplied your abominations more than they. Thus you have made your sisters appear righteous by all your abominations which you have committed.

Ezekiel 16:52
"Also bear your disgrace in that you have made judgment favorable for your sisters. Because of your sins in which you acted more abominably than they, they are more in the right than you. Yes, be also ashamed and bear your disgrace, in that you made your sisters appear righteous.

Ezekiel 23:11
"Now her sister Oholibah saw this, yet she was more corrupt in her lust than she, and her harlotries were more than the harlotries of her sister.
Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD said to me, The backsliding Israel has justified herself more than treacherous Judah.

the backsliding

Jeremiah 3:8,22 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed …

Hosea 4:16 For Israel slides back as a backsliding heifer: now the LORD will …

Hosea 11:7 And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called …

justified

Ezekiel 16:47,51,52 Yet have you not walked after their ways, nor done after their abominations: …

Ezekiel 23:11 And when her sister Aholibah saw this, she was more corrupt in her …

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