Jeremiah 3:19
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New International Version
"I myself said, "'How gladly would I treat you like my children and give you a pleasant land, the most beautiful inheritance of any nation.' I thought you would call me 'Father' and not turn away from following me.

New Living Translation
"I thought to myself, 'I would love to treat you as my own children!' I wanted nothing more than to give you this beautiful land--the finest possession in the world. I looked forward to your calling me 'Father,' and I wanted you never to turn from me.

English Standard Version
“‘I said, How I would set you among my sons, and give you a pleasant land, a heritage most beautiful of all nations. And I thought you would call me, My Father, and would not turn from following me.

New American Standard Bible
"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.'

King James Bible
But I said, How shall I put thee among the children, and give thee a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations? and I said, Thou shalt call me, My father; and shalt not turn away from me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I thought: How I long to make you My sons and give you a desirable land, the most beautiful inheritance of all the nations. I thought: You will call Me, my Father, and never turn away from Me.

International Standard Version
"I said, 'How I wanted to treat you like children, and give you a pleasant land, the most beautiful inheritance of the nations.' I said, 'You will call me, my father, and won't turn back from following me.'

NET Bible
"I thought to myself, 'Oh what a joy it would be for me to treat you like a son! What a joy it would be for me to give you a pleasant land, the most beautiful piece of property there is in all the world!' I thought you would call me, 'Father' and would never cease being loyal to me.

New Heart English Bible
"But I said, 'How I would put you among the children, and give you a pleasant land, the most beautiful inheritance of all the nations.' and I said, 'You shall call me "My Father," and shall not turn away from following me.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I wanted to treat you like children and give you a pleasant land, the most beautiful property among the nations. I thought that you would call me Father and wouldn't turn away from me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But I said: 'How would I put thee among the sons, And give thee a pleasant land, The goodliest heritage of the nations!' And I said: 'Thou shalt call Me, My father; And shalt not turn away from following Me.'

New American Standard 1977
“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.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
But I said, How shall I place thee as sons and give thee the desirable land, the heritage that the hosts of Gentiles desire? and I said, Thou shalt call me, My father, and shalt not turn away from following me.

King James 2000 Bible
But I said, How shall I put you among the children, and give you a pleasant land, a beautiful heritage of the hosts of nations? and I said, You shall call me, My father; and shall not turn away from me.

American King James Version
But I said, How shall I put you among the children, and give you a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations? and I said, You shall call me, My father; and shall not turn away from me.

American Standard Version
But I said, How I will put thee among the children, and give thee a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of the nations! and I said, Ye shall call me My Father, and shall not turn away from following me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I said: How shall I put thee among the children, and give thee a lovely land, the goodly inheritance of the armies of the Gentiles? And I said: Thou shalt call me father and shalt cease to walk after me.

Darby Bible Translation
And as for me, I said, How shall I put thee among the children, and give thee the pleasant land, the goodly inheritance of the hosts of the nations? And I said, Thou shalt call me, My father; and shalt not turn away from following me.

English Revised Version
But I said, How shall I put thee among the children, and give thee a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of the nations? and I said, Ye shall call me My father; and shall not turn away from following me.

Webster's Bible Translation
But I said, How shall I put thee among the children, and give thee a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations? and I said, Thou shalt call me, My father; and shalt not turn away from me.

World English Bible
"But I said, 'How I would 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.'

Young's Literal Translation
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.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:12-20 See God's readiness to pardon sin, and the blessings reserved for gospel times. These words were proclaimed toward the north; to Israel, the ten tribes, captive in Assyria. They are directed how to return. If we confess our sins, the Lord is faithful and just to forgive them. These promises are fully to come to pass in the bringing back the Jews in after-ages. God will graciously receive those that return to him; and by his grace, he takes them out from among the rest. The ark of the covenant was not found after the captivity. The whole of that dispensation was to be done away, which took place after the multitude of believers had been greatly increased by the conversion of the Gentiles, and of the Israelites scattered among them. A happy state of the church is foretold. He can teach all to call him Father; but without thorough change of heart and life, no man can be a child of God, and we have no security for not departing from Him.
Study Bible
Invitation to Repentance
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.…
Cross References
1 Peter 1:17
Since you call on a Father who judges each man's work impartially, live your lives in reverent fear during your temporary stay on earth.

Psalm 16:6
The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me.

Psalm 89:26
"He will cry to Me, 'You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation.'

Psalm 106:24
Then they despised the pleasant land; They did not believe in His word,

Isaiah 63:16
For You are our Father, though Abraham does not know us And Israel does not recognize us. You, O LORD, are our Father, Our Redeemer from of old is Your name.

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

Jeremiah 3:17
"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.

Jeremiah 12:10
"Many shepherds have ruined My vineyard, They have trampled down My field; They have made My pleasant field A desolate wilderness.

Jeremiah 31:9
"With weeping they will come, And by supplication I will lead them; I will make them walk by streams of waters, On a straight path in which they will not stumble; For I am a father to Israel, And Ephraim is My firstborn."

Jeremiah 33:9
'It will be to Me a name of joy, praise and glory before all the nations of the earth which will hear of all the good that I do for them, and they will fear and tremble because of all the good and all the peace that I make for it.'
Treasury of Scripture

But I said, How shall I put you among the children, and give you a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations? and I said, You shall call me, My father; and shall not turn away from me.

how

Jeremiah 5:7 How shall I pardon you for this? your children have forsaken me, …

Hosea 11:8 How shall I give you up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver you, Israel? …

put thee

Jeremiah 3:4 Will you not from this time cry to me, My father, you are the guide of my youth?

Jeremiah 31:9,20 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them…

John 1:11-13 He came to his own, and his own received him not…

2 Corinthians 6:17,18 Why come out from among them, and be you separate, said the Lord, …

Galatians 3:26 For you are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 4:5-7 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the …

Ephesians 1:5 Having predestinated us to the adoption of children by Jesus Christ …

1 John 3:1-3 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we …

pleasant land. Heb. land of desire

Jeremiah 12:10 Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion …

Psalm 106:24 Yes, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word:

Ezekiel 20:6 In the day that I lifted up my hand to them, to bring them forth …

Daniel 8:9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding …

Daniel 11:16,41,45 But he that comes against him shall do according to his own will, …

goodly heritage. Heb. heritage of glory, or beauty

Proverbs 3:35 The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

1 Peter 1:3,4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ…

thou shalt

Jeremiah 3:4 Will you not from this time cry to me, My father, you are the guide of my youth?

Isaiah 63:16 Doubtless you are our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and …

Isaiah 64:8 But now, O LORD, you are our father; we are the clay, and you our …

Matthew 6:8,9 Be not you therefore like to them: for your Father knows what things …

Romans 8:15-17 For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but …

Galatians 4:5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the …

shall not

Jeremiah 32:39,40 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me …

Hebrews 10:39 But we are not of them who draw back to perdition; but of them that …

from me. Heb. from after me

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