Jeremiah 3:7
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New International Version
I thought that after she had done all this she would return to me but she did not, and her unfaithful sister Judah saw it.

New Living Translation
I thought, 'After she has done all this, she will return to me.' But she did not return, and her faithless sister Judah saw this.

English Standard Version
And I thought, ‘After she has done all this she will return to me,’ but she did not return, and her treacherous sister Judah saw it.

New American Standard Bible
"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.

King James Bible
And I said after she had done all these things, Turn thou unto me. But she returned not. And her treacherous sister Judah saw it.

Christian Standard Bible
I thought, 'After she has done all these things, she will return to me.' But she didn't return, and her treacherous sister Judah saw it.

Good News Translation
I thought that after she had done all this, she would surely return to me. But she did not return, and her unfaithful sister Judah saw it all.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I thought: After she has done all these things, she will return to Me. But she didn't return, and her treacherous sister Judah saw it.

International Standard Version
I thought, 'After she has done all these things, she will return to me.' But she didn't return, and her treacherous sister Judah saw this.

NET Bible
Yet even after she had done all that, I thought that she might come back to me. But she did not. Her sister, unfaithful Judah, saw what she did.

New Heart English Bible
I said after she had done all these things, 'She will return to me;' but she did not return; and her treacherous sister Judah saw it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I thought that after she had done all this that she would come back to me. But she didn't come back, and her treacherous sister Judah saw her.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I said: After she hath done all these things, she will return unto me; but she returned not. And her treacherous sister Judah saw it.

New American Standard 1977
“And 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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I said after she had done all these things, Turn thou unto me. But she did not return. And her rebellious sister Judah saw it.

King James 2000 Bible
And I said after she had done all these things, Turn you unto me. But she returned not. And her treacherous sister Judah saw it.

American King James Version
And I said after she had done all these things, Turn you to me. But she returned not. And her treacherous sister Judah saw it.

American Standard Version
And I said after she had done all these things, She will return unto me; but she returned not: and her treacherous sister Judah saw it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when she had done all these things, I said: Return to me, and she did not return. And her treacherous sister Juda saw,

Darby Bible Translation
And I said, After she hath done all these [things], she will return unto me; but she returned not. And her sister Judah, the treacherous, saw [it].

English Revised Version
And I said after she had done all these things, She will return unto me; but she returned not: and her treacherous sister Judah saw it.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I said after she had done all these things, Turn thou to me. But she returned not. And her treacherous sister Judah saw it.

World English Bible
I said after she had done all these things, 'She will return to me;' but she didn't return; and her treacherous sister Judah saw it.

Young's Literal Translation
And I say, after her doing all these, Unto Me thou dost turn back, and she hath not turned back, and see it doth her treacherous sister Judah.
Study Bible
Israel's and Judah's Unfaithfulness
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.…
Cross References
2 Kings 17:13
Yet the LORD warned Israel and Judah through all His prophets and every seer, saying, "Turn from your evil ways and keep My commandments, My statutes according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you through My servants the prophets."

Jeremiah 3:11
And the LORD said to me, "Faithless Israel has proved herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.

Jeremiah 5:11
"For the house of Israel and the house of Judah Have dealt very treacherously with Me," declares the LORD.

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?

Jeremiah 33:24
"Have you not observed what this people have spoken, saying, 'The two families which the LORD chose, He has rejected them'? Thus they despise My people, no longer are they as a nation in their sight.

Ezekiel 16:47
"Yet you have not merely walked in their ways or done according to their abominations; but, as if that were too little, you acted more corruptly in all your conduct than they.

Hosea 11:7
So My people are bent on turning from Me. Though they call them to the One on high, None at all exalts Him.

Amos 4:8
"So two or three cities would stagger to another city to drink water, But would not be satisfied; Yet you have not returned to Me," declares the LORD.

Malachi 2:11
"Judah has dealt treacherously, and an abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah has profaned the sanctuary of the LORD which He loves and has married the daughter of a foreign god.
Treasury of Scripture

And I said after she had done all these things, Turn you to me. But she returned not. And her treacherous sister Judah saw it.

turn thou

2 Kings 17:13,14 Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all …

2 Chronicles 30:6-12 So the posts went with the letters from the king and his princes …

Hosea 6:1-4 Come, and let us return to the LORD: for he has torn, and he will …

Hosea 14:1 O Israel, return to the LORD your God; for you have fallen by your iniquity.

her treacherous

Jeremiah 3:8-11 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed …

Ezekiel 16:46 And your elder sister is Samaria, she and her daughters that dwell …

Ezekiel 23:2-4 Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother…

(7) And I said . . .--The call to Israel to return had been slighted, and Judah, the traitress or faithless, "one with falsehood," had not taken warning from the sin or its punishment.

Turn thou unto me.--The verb may be either the second or third person, I said, thou shalt return; or, I said, she will return, as expressing a hope rather than a direct return. The latter seems, on the whole, the preferable rendering.

Verse 7. - And I said after she had done, etc.; rather, and I said, After she hath done all these things, she will return unto me. And her treacherous sister. Observe the distinction between the two sisters. Israel had openly broken the political and religious connection with Jehovah (Hosea 8:4); Judah nominally retained both, but her heart was towards the false gods (comp. the allegory in Ezekiel 23, which is evidently founded upon our passage). And I said, after she had done these things,.... All these idolatries, in the several places mentioned, after she had repeated them over and over; the Lord sent to them by the Prophets Hosea, Amos, Micah, and others, who prophesied before the captivity of the ten tribes, and entreated them, saying,

turn unto me: to my worship, as the Targum; from their idols, to him the living God; they were not without admonitions, exhortations, and declarations of grace, and so were without excuse:

but she returned not; to fear and serve the Lord, but remained in idolatry, obstinate and inflexible:

and her treacherous sister Judah saw it; her treachery and breach of covenant, as the Septuagint, Syriac, and Arabic versions add, for explanation sake; Judah, or the two tribes of Judah and Benjamin, and who were allied to the ten tribes by birth and by religion, and equally treacherous to God, the husband of them both, saw all the idolatry of Israel, and the aggravations of it, and what followed upon it, namely, their captivity in Babylon, yet did not learn and take warning hereby. 7. I said—(2Ki 17:13).

sister—(Eze 16:46; 23:2, 4).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.
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