Jeremiah 3:20
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New International Version
But like a woman unfaithful to her husband, so you, Israel, have been unfaithful to me," declares the LORD.

New Living Translation
But you have been unfaithful to me, you people of Israel! You have been like a faithless wife who leaves her husband. I, the LORD, have spoken."

English Standard Version
Surely, as a treacherous wife leaves her husband, so have you been treacherous to me, O house of Israel, declares the LORD.’”

New American Standard Bible
"Surely, as a woman treacherously departs from her lover, So you have dealt treacherously with Me, O house of Israel," declares the LORD.

King James Bible
Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
However, as a woman may betray her lover, so you have betrayed Me, house of Israel. This is the LORD's declaration.

International Standard Version
Instead, like an unfaithful wife leaves her husband, so you have been unfaithful to me, house of Israel," declares the LORD.

NET Bible
But, you have been unfaithful to me, nation of Israel, like an unfaithful wife who has left her husband," says the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
"Surely as a wife treacherously departs from her husband, so you have dealt treacherously with me, house of Israel," says the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But like a wife who betrays her husband, so you, nation of Israel, betrayed me," declares the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, So have ye dealt treacherously with Me, O house of Israel, Saith the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
“Surely, as a woman treacherously departs from her lover,
            So you have dealt treacherously with Me,
            O house of Israel,” declares the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Surely as the woman breaks the faith of her husband, so have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, said the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
Surely as a wife treacherously departs from her husband, so have you dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, says the LORD.

American King James Version
Surely as a wife treacherously departs from her husband, so have you dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, said the LORD.

American Standard Version
Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But as a woman that despiseth her lover, so hath the house of Israel despised me, saith the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
Surely [as] a woman treacherously departeth from her companion, so have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith Jehovah.

English Revised Version
Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith the LORD.

World English Bible
"Surely as a wife treacherously departs from her husband, so you have dealt treacherously with me, house of Israel," says Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
But -- a woman hath deceived her friend, So ye have dealt treacherously with Me, O house of Israel, an affirmation of Jehovah.
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
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.…
Cross References
Isaiah 24:16
From the ends of the earth we hear songs, "Glory to the Righteous One," But I say, "Woe to me! Woe to me! Alas for me! The treacherous deal treacherously, And the treacherous deal very treacherously."

Isaiah 48:8
"You have not heard, you have not known. Even from long ago your ear has not been open, Because I knew that you would deal very treacherously; And you have been called a rebel from birth.

Jeremiah 12:1
Righteous are You, O LORD, that I would plead my case with You; Indeed I would discuss matters of justice with You: Why has the way of the wicked prospered? Why are all those who deal in treachery at ease?

Hosea 3:1
Then the LORD said to me, "Go again, love a woman who is loved by her husband, yet an adulteress, even as the LORD loves the sons of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love raisin cakes."

Hosea 5:7
They have dealt treacherously against the LORD, For they have borne illegitimate children. Now the new moon will devour them with their land.
Treasury of Scripture

Surely as a wife treacherously departs from her husband, so have you dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, said the LORD.

husband. Heb. friend

Hosea 3:1 Then said the LORD to me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend, …

so have

Jeremiah 3:1,2,8-10 They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become …

Jeremiah 5:11 For the house of Israel and the house of Judah have dealt very treacherously …

Isaiah 48:8 Yes, you heard not; yes, you knew not; yes, from that time that your …

Ezekiel 16:15 But you did trust in your own beauty, and played the harlot because …

Hosea 5:7 They have dealt treacherously against the LORD: for they have begotten …

Hosea 6:7 But they like men have transgressed the covenant: there have they …

Malachi 2:11 Judah has dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in …

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