New International Version
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.'
New Living Translation
Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.
English Standard Version
Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.
New American Standard Bible
'Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.'
King James Bible
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and incomprehensible things you do not know.
International Standard Version
Call to me and I'll answer you, and will tell you about great and hidden things that you don't know.'
Call on me in prayer and I will answer you. I will show you great and mysterious things which you still do not know about.'
GOD'S WORD® Translation
Call to me, and I will answer you. I will tell you great and mysterious things that you do not know.
JPS Tanakh 1917
Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, And will tell thee great things, and hidden, which thou knowest not.
New American Standard 1977
‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’
Jubilee Bible 2000
Call unto me, and I will answer thee and show thee great and difficult things, which thou dost not know.
King James 2000 Bible
Call unto me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you know not.
American King James Version
Call to me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you know not.
American Standard Version
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and will show thee great things, and difficult, which thou knowest not.
Cry to me and I will hear thee: and I will shew thee great things, and sure things which thou knowest not.
Darby Bible Translation
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and I will shew thee great and hidden things, which thou knowest not.
English Revised Version
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and will shew thee great things, and difficult, which thou knowest not.
Webster's Bible Translation
Call to me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
World English Bible
Call to me, and I will answer you, and will show you great things, and difficult, which you don't know.
Young's Literal Translation
Call unto Me, and I do answer thee, yea, I declare to thee great and fenced things -- thou hast not known them.
Parallel CommentariesMatthew Henry's Concise Commentary
33:1-13 Those who expect to receive comforts from God, must call upon him. Promises are given, not to do away, but to quicken and encourage prayer. These promises lead us to the gospel of Christ; and in that God has revealed truth to direct us, and peace to make us easy. All who by sanctifying grace are cleansed from the filth of sin, by pardoning mercy are freed from the guilt. When sinners are thus justified, washed, and sanctified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Holy Spirit, they are enabled to walk before God in peace and purity. Many are led to perceive the real difference between the people of God and the world around them, and to fear the Divine wrath. It is promised that the people who were long in sorrow, shall again be filled with joy. Where the Lord gives righteousness and peace, he will give all needful supplies for temporal wants; and all we have will be comforts, as sanctified by the word and by prayer.
Verse 3. - Mighty things; rather, secret things (literally, inaccessible). It must be admitted that this introduction hardly corresponds to the sequel, which does not contain any special secrets, as we should have thought. Either vers. 2, 3 have been inserted by a later (inspired) editor, whose mind was absorbed in high thoughts of the latter days - for this view may be urged the style and phraseology, which are hardly those of the surrounding chapters, hardly those of Jeremiah; or else we must adopt Hengstenberg's perhaps over subtle suggestion, which, however, does not touch the question of the phraseology, "that throughout Scripture dead knowledge is not regarded as knowledge; that the hope of restoration had, in the natural man, in the prophet, as well as in all believers, an enemy who strove to darken and extinguish it; that therefore it was ever new," or, in the words of Jeremiah, "great and secret things, which thou knowest not."
Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible
Call unto me, and I will answer thee,.... This is spoken not to Jerusalem, and the inhabitants of it; but to the prophet, encouraging him to seek the Lord by prayer, promising an answer to him. So the Targum,
"pray before me, and I will receive thy prayer:''
and show thee great and mighty things; or, "fortified ones" (p); which are like fortified cities, that cannot easily be come at, unless the gates are opened to enter into; and designs such as are difficult of understanding, which exceed human belief, and which reason cannot comprehend and take in; and such are the great things of the Gospel. Some copies read it, "things reserved" (q); as the Targum; and so Jarchi, who interprets it of things future, of things reserved in the heart of God, and which he purposed to do; and very rightly:
which thou knowest not; until revealed; and from hence it appears, that by these great and hidden things are not meant the destruction of Jerusalem, and the seventy years' captivity, and return from that, things which Jeremiah had been made acquainted with time after time, and had prophesied of them; but spiritual blessings hereafter mentioned, some of which the deliverance from Babylon were typical of Ben Melech interprets these of comforts great and strong.
(p) "munita", Vatablus, Paganinus, Montanus; "fortia", Tigurine version. (q) "abstrusa", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; "recondita", so some in Vatablus.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary
3. Call … I will answer—(Jer 29:12; Ps 91:15). Jeremiah, as the representative of the people of God, is urged by God to pray for that which God has determined to grant; namely, the restoration. God's promises are not to slacken, but to quicken the prayers of His people (Ps 132:13, 17; Isa 62:6, 7).
mighty things—Hebrew, "inaccessible things," that is, incredible, hard to man's understanding [Maurer], namely, the restoration of the Jews, an event despaired of. "Hidden," or "recondite" [Piscator].
thou knowest not—Yet God had revealed those things to Jeremiah, but the unbelief of the people in rejecting the grace of God had caused him to forget God's promise, as though the case of the people admitted of no remedy.
Jeremiah 33:3 Additional Commentaries
Restoration Promised Again
…2"Thus says the LORD who made the earth, the LORD who formed it to establish it, the LORD is His name, 3'Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.' 4"For thus says the LORD God of Israel concerning the houses of this city, and concerning the houses of the kings of Judah which are broken down to make a defense against the siege ramps and against the sword,…
and call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me."
He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
You have heard these things; look at them all. Will you not admit them? "From now on I will tell you of new things, of hidden things unknown to you.
Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.
Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.
This is what each of you keeps saying to your friends and other Israelites: 'What is the LORD's answer?' or 'What has the LORD spoken?'
Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
"Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.
"I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?
He urged them to plead for mercy from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that he and his friends might not be executed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.
And everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance, as the LORD has said, even among the survivors whom the LORD calls.
Treasury of Scripture
Call to me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you know not.
mighty. Heb. hidden.
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