Jeremiah 4:2
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New International Version
and if in a truthful, just and righteous way you swear, 'As surely as the LORD lives,' then the nations will invoke blessings by him and in him they will boast."

New Living Translation
Then when you swear by my name, saying, 'As surely as the LORD lives,' you could do so with truth, justice, and righteousness. Then you would be a blessing to the nations of the world, and all people would come and praise my name."

English Standard Version
and if you swear, ‘As the LORD lives,’ in truth, in justice, and in righteousness, then nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory.”

New American Standard Bible
And 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."

King James Bible
And thou shalt swear, The LORD liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
then you can swear, "As the LORD lives," in truth, in justice, and in righteousness, then the nations will be blessed by Him and will pride themselves in Him.

International Standard Version
If you swear, 'as surely as the LORD lives,' in truth, in justice, and in righteousness, then nations will be blessed by him, and in him they will boast."

NET Bible
You must be truthful, honest and upright when you take an oath saying, 'As surely as the LORD lives!' If you do, the nations will pray to be as blessed by him as you are and will make him the object of their boasting."

New Heart English Bible
and you shall swear, 'As the LORD lives,' in truth, in justice, and in righteousness. The nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
if you take the oath, "As the LORD lives..." in an honest, fair, and right way, then the nations will be blessed, and they will be honored by me."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And wilt swear: 'As the LORD liveth' In truth, in justice, and in righteousness; Then shall the nations bless themselves by Him, And in Him shall they glory.

New American Standard 1977
And 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.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And thou shalt swear, The LORD lives, in truth, in judgment, and in righteous ness; and the Gentiles shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory.

King James 2000 Bible
And you shall swear, The LORD lives, in truth, in justice, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory.

American King James Version
And you shall swear, The LORD lives, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory.

American Standard Version
and thou shalt swear, As Jehovah liveth, in truth, in justice, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou shalt swear: As the Lord liveth, in truth, and in judgement, and in justice: and the Gentiles shall bless him, and shall praise him.

Darby Bible Translation
-- and thou shalt in truth, in justice, and in righteousness swear, [As] Jehovah liveth! and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory.

English Revised Version
and thou shalt swear, As the LORD liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory.

Webster's Bible Translation
And thou shalt swear, The LORD liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory.

World English Bible
and you shall swear, 'As Yahweh lives,' in truth, in justice, and in righteousness. The nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory."

Young's Literal Translation
And thou hast sworn -- Jehovah liveth, In truth, in judgment, and in righteousness, And blessed themselves in Him have nations, And in Him they boast themselves.
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." 3For thus says the LORD to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem, "Break up your fallow ground, And do not sow among thorns.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 1:31
Therefore, as it is written: "Let him who boasts boast in the Lord."

Galatians 3:8
The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and foretold the gospel to Abraham: "All nations will be blessed through you."

Genesis 22:18
"In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice."

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.

Deuteronomy 10:20
"You shall fear the LORD your God; you shall serve Him and cling to Him, and you shall swear by His name.

Ruth 3:13
"Remain this night, and when morning comes, if he will redeem you, good; let him redeem you. But if he does not wish to redeem you, then I will redeem you, as the LORD lives. Lie down until morning."

Isaiah 45:23
"I have sworn by Myself, The word has gone forth from My mouth in righteousness And will not turn back, That to Me every knee will bow, every tongue will swear allegiance.

Isaiah 45:25
"In the LORD all the offspring of Israel Will be justified and will glory."

Isaiah 48:1
"Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are named Israel And who came forth from the loins of Judah, Who swear by the name of the LORD And invoke the God of Israel, But not in truth nor in righteousness.

Isaiah 65:16
"Because he who is blessed in the earth Will be blessed by the God of truth; And he who swears in the earth Will swear by the God of truth; Because the former troubles are forgotten, And because they are hidden from My sight!
Treasury of Scripture

And you shall swear, The LORD lives, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory.

shalt swear

Jeremiah 5:2 And though they say, The LORD lives; surely they swear falsely.

Deuteronomy 10:20 You shall fear the LORD your God; him shall you serve, and to him …

Isaiah 45:23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, …

Isaiah 48:1,2 Hear you this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of …

Isaiah 65:16 That he who blesses himself in the earth shall bless himself in the …

in truth

Jeremiah 9:24 But let him that glories glory in this, that he understands and knows …

1 Kings 3:6 And Solomon said, You have showed to your servant David my father …

Psalm 99:4 The king's strength also loves judgment; you do establish equity, …

Hosea 2:19 And I will betroth you to me for ever; yes, I will betroth you to …

Zechariah 8:8 And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the middle of Jerusalem: …

and the nations

Genesis 22:18 And in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because …

Psalm 72:17 His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long …

Isaiah 65:16 That he who blesses himself in the earth shall bless himself in the …

Galatians 3:8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen …

and in him

Jeremiah 9:24 But let him that glories glory in this, that he understands and knows …

Isaiah 45:25 In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.

1 Corinthians 1:31 That, according as it is written, He that glories, let him glory in the Lord.

2 Corinthians 10:17 But he that glories, let him glory in the Lord.

Philippians 3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and …

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