Jeremiah 4:3
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New International Version
This is what the LORD says to the people of Judah and to Jerusalem: "Break up your unplowed ground and do not sow among thorns.

New Living Translation
This is what the LORD says to the people of Judah and Jerusalem: "Plow up the hard ground of your hearts! Do not waste your good seed among thorns.

English Standard Version
For thus says the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem: “Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.

New American Standard Bible
For thus says the LORD to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem, "Break up your fallow ground, And do not sow among thorns.

King James Bible
For thus saith the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For this is what the LORD says to the men of Judah and Jerusalem: Break up the unplowed ground; do not sow among the thorns.

International Standard Version
For this is what the LORD says to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, "Break up your unplowed ground, and don't sow among thorns.

NET Bible
Yes, the LORD has this to say to the people of Judah and Jerusalem: "Like a farmer breaking up hard unplowed ground, you must break your rebellious will and make a new beginning; just as a farmer must clear away thorns lest the seed is wasted, you must get rid of the sin that is ruining your lives.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is what the LORD says to the people of Judah and to Jerusalem: Plow your unplowed fields, and don't plant among thorns.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For thus saith the LORD to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem: Break up for you a fallow ground, And sow not among thorns.

New American Standard 1977
For thus says the LORD to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem,
            “Break up your fallow ground,
            And do not sow among thorns.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For thus has the LORD said to every man of Judah and of Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and do not sow among thorns.

King James 2000 Bible
For thus says the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.

American King James Version
For thus said the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.

American Standard Version
For thus saith Jehovah to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thus saith the Lord to the men of Juda and Jerusalem: Break up anew your fallow ground, and sow not upon thorns:

Darby Bible Translation
For thus saith Jehovah to the men of Judah and Jerusalem: Break up for you a fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.

English Revised Version
For thus saith the LORD to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.

Webster's Bible Translation
For thus saith the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.

World English Bible
For thus says Yahweh to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem, "Break up your fallow ground, and don't sow among thorns.

Young's Literal Translation
For thus said Jehovah, To the man of Judah, and to Jerusalem: Till for yourselves tillage, And do not sow unto the thorns.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:3,4 An unhumbled heart is like ground untilled. It is ground which may be improved; it is our ground let out to us; but it is fallow; it is over-grown with thorns and weeds, the natural product of the corrupt heart. Let us entreat the Lord to create in us a clean heart, and to renew a right spirit within us; for except a man be born again, he cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Study Bible
God Calls Israel by His Promise
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. 4"Circumcise yourselves to the LORD And remove the foreskins of your heart, Men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, Or else My wrath will go forth like fire And burn with none to quench it, Because of the evil of your deeds."…
Cross References
Matthew 13:7
Other seeds fell among the thorns, which grew up and choked the seedlings.

Exodus 23:11
but on the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, so that the needy of your people may eat; and whatever they leave the beast of the field may eat. You are to do the same with your vineyard and your olive grove.

Hosea 10:12
Sow with a view to righteousness, Reap in accordance with kindness; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the LORD Until He comes to rain righteousness on you.
Treasury of Scripture

For thus said the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.

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Genesis 3:18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to you; and you shall …

Hosea 10:12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your …

Matthew 13:7,22 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them…

Mark 4:7,18,19 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, …

Luke 8:7,14 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it…

Galatians 6:7,8 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatever a man sows, that …

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