Jeremiah 36:3
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New International Version
Perhaps when the people of Judah hear about every disaster I plan to inflict on them, they will each turn from their wicked ways; then I will forgive their wickedness and their sin."

New Living Translation
Perhaps the people of Judah will repent when they hear again all the terrible things I have planned for them. Then I will be able to forgive their sins and wrongdoings."

English Standard Version
It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the disaster that I intend to do to them, so that every one may turn from his evil way, and that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.”

New American Standard Bible
"Perhaps the house of Judah will hear all the calamity which I plan to bring on them, in order that every man will turn from his evil way; then I will forgive their iniquity and their sin."

King James Bible
It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do unto them; that they may return every man from his evil way; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.

Christian Standard Bible
Perhaps when the house of Judah hears about all the disaster I am planning to bring on them, each one of them will turn from his evil way. Then I will forgive their iniquity and their sin."

Contemporary English Version
then read it to the people of Judah. Maybe they will stop sinning when they hear what terrible things I plan for them. And if they turn back to me, I will forgive them."

Good News Translation
Perhaps when the people of Judah hear about all the destruction that I intend to bring on them, they will turn from their evil ways. Then I will forgive their wickedness and their sins."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Perhaps when the house of Judah hears about all the disaster I am planning to bring on them, each one of them will turn from his evil way. Then I will forgive their wrongdoing and their sin."

International Standard Version
Perhaps the house of Judah will hear about all the calamity that I'm planning to bring on them, and so each of them will turn from his wicked way and I'll forgive their iniquities and sins."

NET Bible
Perhaps when the people of Judah hear about all the disaster I intend to bring on them, they will all stop doing the evil things they have been doing. If they do, I will forgive their sins and the wicked things they have done."

New Heart English Bible
It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do to them; that they may return every man from his evil way; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Maybe the nation of Judah will hear about all the disasters that I plan to bring on them, and they will turn from their wicked ways. Then I will forgive their wickedness and their sins."

JPS Tanakh 1917
It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do unto them; that they may return every man from his evil way, and I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.'

New American Standard 1977
“Perhaps the house of Judah will hear all the calamity which I plan to bring on them, in order that every man will turn from his evil way; then I will forgive their iniquity and their sin.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
If peradventure the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do unto them; that they may turn each one from his evil way; and I will forgive their iniquity and their sin.

King James 2000 Bible
It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do unto them; that they may return every man from his evil way; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.

American King James Version
It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do to them; that they may return every man from his evil way; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.

American Standard Version
It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do unto them; that they may return every man from his evil way; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If so be, when the house of Juda shall hear all the evils that I purpose to do unto them, that they may return every man from his wicked way: and I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin.

Darby Bible Translation
It may be the house of Judah will hear all the evil that I purpose to do unto them, that they may return every man from his evil way, and that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.

English Revised Version
It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do unto them; that they may return every man from his evil way; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.

Webster's Bible Translation
It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do to them; that they may return every man from his evil way; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.

World English Bible
It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do to them; that they may return every man from his evil way; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.

Young's Literal Translation
if so be the house of Israel do hear all the evil that I am thinking of doing to them, so that they turn back each from is evil way, and I have been propitious to their iniquity, and to their sin.'
Study Bible
Jeremiah's Scroll Read in the Temple
2"Take a scroll and write on it all the words which I have spoken to you concerning Israel and concerning Judah, and concerning all the nations, from the day I first spoke to you, from the days of Josiah, even to this day. 3"Perhaps the house of Judah will hear all the calamity which I plan to bring on them, in order that every man will turn from his evil way; then I will forgive their iniquity and their sin." 4Then Jeremiah called Baruch the son of Neriah, and Baruch wrote on a scroll at the dictation of Jeremiah all the words of the LORD which He had spoken to him.…
Cross References
Mark 4:12
so that, 'they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven.'"

Acts 3:19
Repent, then, and turn back, so that your sins may be wiped away,

Deuteronomy 30:2
and you return to the LORD your God and obey Him with all your heart and soul according to all that I command you today, you and your sons,

Deuteronomy 30:8
"And you shall again obey the LORD, and observe all His commandments which I command you today.

1 Samuel 7:3
Then Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, "If you return to the LORD with all your heart, remove the foreign gods and the Ashtaroth from among you and direct your hearts to the LORD and serve Him alone; and He will deliver you from the hand of the Philistines."

Psalm 139:24
And see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way.

Isaiah 55:7
Let the wicked forsake his way And the unrighteous man his thoughts; And let him return to the LORD, And He will have compassion on him, And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.

Jeremiah 18:8
if that nation against which I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent concerning the calamity I planned to bring on it.

Jeremiah 18:11
"So now then, speak to the men of Judah and against the inhabitants of Jerusalem saying, 'Thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am fashioning calamity against you and devising a plan against you. Oh turn back, each of you from his evil way, and reform your ways and your deeds."'

Jeremiah 26:3
'Perhaps they will listen and everyone will turn from his evil way, that I may repent of the calamity which I am planning to do to them because of the evil of their deeds.'
Treasury of Scripture

It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do to them; that they may return every man from his evil way; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.

may be.

Jeremiah 36:7 It may be they will present their supplication before the LORD, and …

Jeremiah 18:8 If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, …

Jeremiah 26:3 If so be they will listen, and turn every man from his evil way, …

Deuteronomy 5:29 O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, …

Ezekiel 12:3 Therefore, you son of man, prepare you stuff for removing, and remove …

Zephaniah 2:3 Seek you the LORD, all you meek of the earth, which have worked his …

Luke 20:13 Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send …

2 Timothy 2:25,26 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure …

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; …

hear.

Ezekiel 18:27,28 Again, when the wicked man turns away from his wickedness that he …

Ezekiel 33:7-9,14-16 So you, O son of man, I have set you a watchman to the house of Israel; …

Matthew 3:7-9 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, …

Luke 3:7-9 Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, …

they may.

Ezekiel 18:8,11 He that has not given forth on usury, neither has taken any increase, …

Ezekiel 23:14 And that she increased her prostitutions: for when she saw men portrayed …

Ezekiel 24:7 For her blood is in the middle of her; she set it on the top of a …

Ezekiel 35:15 As you did rejoice at the inheritance of the house of Israel, because …

Deuteronomy 30:2,8 And shall return to the LORD your God, and shall obey his voice according …

1 Samuel 7:3 And Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, If you do return …

1 Kings 8:48-50 And so return to you with all their heart, and with all their soul, …

2 Chronicles 6:38,39 If they return to you with all their heart and with all their soul …

Nehemiah 1:9 But if you turn to me, and keep my commandments, and do them; though …

Isaiah 55:6,7 Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you on him while he is near…

Ezekiel 18:23 Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? said the Lord …

Jonah 3:8-10 But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily …

Acts 26:20 But showed first to them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout …

that I.

Isaiah 6:10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and …

Matthew 13:15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of …

Mark 4:12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may …

Acts 3:19 Repent you therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out…

Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and …

Acts 28:27 For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull …

(3) It may be that the house of Judah will hear . . .--Better, hearken to, as implying more than the physical act of listening. Here again, in the expression of the hope that Israel would "return every man from his evil way," we have a distinct echo from Jeremiah 25:5.

It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do unto them,.... Not that there was any uncertainty in God as to the knowledge of future events, any more than a change in his purposes: he had purposed to bring evil upon them, which purpose would not be disannulled; and he knew that the Jews would not hearken to the prediction of it, or be concerned about it, and repent of their sins, and reform; but this method he was pleased to take, as being, humanly speaking, a probable one to awaken their attention, and which would leave them inexcusable:

that they may return every man from his evil way; repent of it, and reform:

that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin; by not inflicting on them the punishment and ruin threatened: where repentance is, remission of sin is likewise, and both are the gifts of divine grace, when spiritual and evangelical. 3. hear—consider seriously.

return … from … evil way—(Jon 3:8).36:1-8 The writing of the Scriptures was by Divine appointment. The Divine wisdom directed to this as a proper means; if it failed, the house of Judah would be the more without excuse. The Lord declares to sinners the evil he purposes to do against them, that they may hear, and fear, and return from their evil ways; and whenever any one makes this use of God's warnings, in dependence on his promised mercy, he will find the Lord ready to forgive his sins. All others will be left without excuse; and the consideration that great is the anger God has pronounced against us for sin, should quicken both our prayers and our endeavours.
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