Jeremiah 4:1
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New International Version
"If you, Israel, will return, then return to me," declares the LORD. "If you put your detestable idols out of my sight and no longer go astray,

New Living Translation
"O Israel," says the LORD, "if you wanted to return to me, you could. You could throw away your detestable idols and stray away no more.

English Standard Version
“If you return, O Israel, declares the LORD, to me you should return. If you remove your detestable things from my presence, and do not waver,

New American Standard Bible
"If you will return, O Israel," declares the LORD, "Then you should return to Me. And if you will put away your detested things from My presence, And will not waver,

King James Bible
If thou wilt return, O Israel, saith the LORD, return unto me: and if thou wilt put away thine abominations out of my sight, then shalt thou not remove.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If you return, Israel-- this is the LORD's declaration-- you will return to Me, if you remove your detestable idols from My presence and do not waver,

International Standard Version
"Israel, if you return to me," declares the LORD, "Return to me, remove your detestable idols from my presence, and don't waver.

NET Bible
"If you, Israel, want to come back," says the LORD, "if you want to come back to me you must get those disgusting idols out of my sight and must no longer go astray.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD declares, "If you come back, Israel, if you come back to me, if you take your disgusting idols out of my sight and you don't wander away from me,

JPS Tanakh 1917
If thou wilt return, O Israel, Saith the LORD, Yea, return unto Me; And if thou wilt put away thy detestable things out of My sight, And wilt not waver;

New American Standard 1977

      If you will return, O Israel,” declares the LORD,
            “Then you should return to Me.
            And if you will put away your detested things from My presence,
            And will not waver,

Jubilee Bible 2000
If thou wilt return unto me, O Israel, said the LORD, thou shalt have rest; and if thou wilt put away thine abominations out of my sight, then thou shalt not go into captivity.

King James 2000 Bible
If you will return, O Israel, says the LORD, return unto me: and if you will put away your abominations out of my sight, then shall you not be moved.

American King James Version
If you will return, O Israel, said the LORD, return to me: and if you will put away your abominations out of my sight, then shall you not remove.

American Standard Version
If thou wilt return, O Israel, saith Jehovah, if thou wilt return unto me, and if thou wilt put away thine abominations out of my sight; then shalt thou not be removed;

Douay-Rheims Bible
If thou wilt return, O Israel, saith the Lord, return to me: if thou wilt take away thy stumblingblocks out of my sight, thou shalt not be moved.

Darby Bible Translation
If thou wilt return, O Israel, saith Jehovah, return unto me; and if thou wilt put away thine abominations out of my sight, then shalt thou not be a wanderer;

English Revised Version
If thou wilt return, O Israel, saith the LORD, unto me shalt thou return: and if thou wilt put away thine abominations out of my sight, then shalt thou not be removed;

Webster's Bible Translation
If thou wilt return, O Israel, saith the LORD, return to me: and if thou wilt put away thy abominations out of my sight, then shalt thou not remove.

World English Bible
"If you will return, Israel," says Yahweh, "if you will return to me, and if you will put away your abominations out of my sight; then you shall not be removed;

Young's Literal Translation
If thou dost turn back, O Israel, An affirmation of Jehovah, unto Me turn back, And if thou dost turn aside Thine abominations from My face, Then thou dost not bemoan.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:1,2 The first two verses should be read with the last chapter. Sin must be put away out of the heart, else it is not put away out of God's sight, for the heart is open before him.
Study Bible
God Calls Israel by His Promise
1"If you will return, O Israel," declares the LORD, "Then you should return to Me. And if you will put away your detested things from My presence, And will not waver, 2And you will swear, 'As the LORD lives,' In truth, in justice and in righteousness; Then the nations will bless themselves in Him, And in Him they will glory."…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:30
"When you are in distress and all these things have come upon you, in the latter days you will return to the LORD your God and listen to His voice.

Jeremiah 3:1
God says, "If a husband divorces his wife And she goes from him And belongs to another man, Will he still return to her? Will not that land be completely polluted? But you are a harlot with many lovers; Yet you turn to Me," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 3:22
"Return, O faithless sons, I will heal your faithlessness." "Behold, we come to You; For You are the LORD our God.

Jeremiah 7:3
Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "Amend your ways and your deeds, and I will let you dwell in this place.

Jeremiah 7:5
"For if you truly amend your ways and your deeds, if you truly practice justice between a man and his neighbor,

Jeremiah 7:7
then I will let you dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers forever and ever.

Jeremiah 15:19
Therefore, thus says the LORD, "If you return, then I will restore you-- Before Me you will stand; And if you extract the precious from the worthless, You will become My spokesman. They for their part may turn to you, But as for you, you must not turn to them.

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 25:5
saying, 'Turn now everyone from his evil way and from the evil of your deeds, and dwell on the land which the LORD has given to you and your forefathers forever and ever;

Jeremiah 35:15
"Also I have sent to you all My servants the prophets, sending them again and again, saying: 'Turn now every man from his evil way and amend your deeds, and do not go after other gods to worship them. Then you will dwell in the land which I have given to you and to your forefathers; but you have not inclined your ear or listened to Me.
Treasury of Scripture

If you will return, O Israel, said the LORD, return to me: and if you will put away your abominations out of my sight, then shall you not remove.

wilt return

Jeremiah 4:4 Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take away the foreskins of …

Jeremiah 3:12,22 Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, you …

return

Jeremiah 3:1,14 They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become …

Isaiah 31:6 Turn you to him from whom the children of Israel have deeply revolted.

Hosea 7:16 They return, but not to the most High: they are like a deceitful bow…

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

Joel 2:12 Therefore also now, said the LORD, turn you even to me with all your …

put away

Genesis 35:2 Then Jacob said to his household, and to all that were with him, …

Deuteronomy 27:15 Cursed be the man that makes any graven or molten image, an abomination …

Joshua 24:14 Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth…

Judges 10:16 And they put away the strange gods from among them, and served the …

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

2 Kings 23:13,24 And the high places that were before Jerusalem, which were on the …

2 Chronicles 15:8 And when Asa heard these words, and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, …

Ezekiel 11:18 And they shall come thither, and they shall take away all the detestable …

Ezekiel 18:13 Has given forth on usury, and has taken increase: shall he then live? …

Ezekiel 20:7,8 Then said I to them, Cast you away every man the abominations of …

Ezekiel 43:9 Now let them put away their prostitution, and the carcasses of their …

Hosea 2:2 Plead with your mother, plead: for she is not my wife, neither am …

Ephesians 4:22-31 That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, …

then shalt

Jeremiah 15:4 And I will cause them to be removed into all kingdoms of the earth, …

Jeremiah 22:3-5 Thus said the LORD; Execute you judgment and righteousness, and deliver …

Jeremiah 24:9 And I will deliver them to be removed into all the kingdoms of the …

Jeremiah 25:5 They said, Turn you again now every one from his evil way, and from …

Jeremiah 36:3 It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I …

2 Chronicles 33:8 Neither will I any more remove the foot of Israel from out of the …

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