Jeremiah 42:12
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New International Version
I will show you compassion so that he will have compassion on you and restore you to your land.'

New Living Translation
I will be merciful to you by making him kind, so he will let you stay here in your land.'

English Standard Version
I will grant you mercy, that he may have mercy on you and let you remain in your own land.

New American Standard Bible
'I will also show you compassion, so that he will have compassion on you and restore you to your own soil.

King James Bible
And I will shew mercies unto you, that he may have mercy upon you, and cause you to return to your own land.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will grant you compassion, and he will have compassion on you and allow you to return to your own soil.

International Standard Version
I'll show you compassion, so he will have compassion on you and return you to your land.

NET Bible
I will have compassion on you so that he in turn will have mercy on you and allow you to return to your land.'

New Heart English Bible
I will grant you mercy, that he may have mercy on you, and cause you to return to your own land.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will have compassion on you. I will make him have compassion on you and return you to your land.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I will grant you compassion, that he may have compassion upon you, and cause you to return to your own land.

New American Standard 1977
‘I will also show you compassion, so that he will have compassion on you and restore you to your own soil.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I will show mercies unto you, that he may have mercy upon you and cause you to dwell in your own land.

King James 2000 Bible
And I will show mercies unto you, that he may have mercy upon you, and cause you to return to your own land.

American King James Version
And I will show mercies to you, that he may have mercy on you, and cause you to return to your own land.

American Standard Version
And I will grant you mercy, that he may have mercy upon you, and cause you to return to your own land.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will shew mercies to you, and will take pity on you, and will cause you to dwell in your own land.

Darby Bible Translation
And I will grant mercies to you, that he may have mercy upon you, and cause you to return to your own land.

English Revised Version
And I will grant you mercy, that he may have mercy upon you, and cause you to return to your own land.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I will show mercies to you, that he may have mercy upon you, and cause you to return to your own land.

World English Bible
I will grant you mercy, that he may have mercy on you, and cause you to return to your own land.

Young's Literal Translation
And I give to you mercies, and he hath pitied you, and caused you to turn back unto your own ground.
Study Bible
Warning against Going to Egypt
11Do not be afraid of the king of Babylon, whom you are now fearing; do not be afraid of him,' declares the LORD, 'for I am with you to save you and deliver you from his hand. 12I will also show you compassion, so that he will have compassion on you and restore you to your own soil. 13'But if you are going to say, "We will not stay in this land," so as not to listen to the voice of the LORD your God,…
Cross References
Nehemiah 1:11
"O Lord, I beseech You, may Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant and the prayer of Your servants who delight to revere Your name, and make Your servant successful today and grant him compassion before this man." Now I was the cupbearer to the king.

Psalm 106:46
He also made them objects of compassion In the presence of all their captors.

Proverbs 16:7
When a man's ways are pleasing to the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
Treasury of Scripture

And I will show mercies to you, that he may have mercy on you, and cause you to return to your own land.

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(12) And cause you to return to your own land.--The words admit of two interpretations--(1) that they should be carried away to Babylon, as others had been, and should afterwards return to their own country; (2) that they (the remnant who had been allowed by Nebuzaradan to remain to till the soil) should at once be allowed to return each man to his own field and vineyard. The latter is clearly more in harmony with the prophet's aim and temper, and it was probably in his purpose to intercede with their conquerors to this effect. The thought of a far-off exile as impending over them in the nearer future would hardly have induced them to remain where they were.

Verse 12. - I will show mercies unto you; rather, I will procure you mercy. And cause you to return to. As if the journey to Bethlehem were a virtual Exodus, But it is far more natural to read the consonants of the text in a slightly different manner, rendering, "and cause you to dwell in." So the Syriac, the Vulgate, and Aquila. And I will show mercies unto you,.... Bestow blessings of goodness upon them, out of pure mercy and compassion to them, and not according to their merits; or I will cause others to show mercy to them, even the king of Babylon, as follows: God shows mercy to men when he stirs up the compassion of others towards them:

that he may have mercy upon you; and not avenge the death of Gedaliah, or any way cruelly oppress them, but show them all the favour they could wish for or expect under such a government, and in such circumstances; giving them vineyards and fields, and allowing them to gather the fruits of them, and enjoy them:

and cause you to return to your own land: this is said, not of the captives in Babylon, as Kimchi and Abarbinel, since these were not to return till seventy years were ended; and when they did, it was not by the order and direction of the king of Babylon, but of the king of Persia: this is said of those who, from the time that Jerusalem had been besieged, had deserted their houses and fields, but should have liberty to return to them; or of those who more lately had been carried captive by Ishmael, from the places where they had settled, but should be returned to them again, and live peaceably and comfortably there under the government and protection of the king of Babylon. 12. show mercies—rather, I will excite (in him) feelings of mercy towards you [Calvin].

cause you to return—permit you to return to the peaceable enjoyment of the possessions from which you are wishing to withdraw through fear of the Chaldeans. By departing in disobedience they should incur the very evils they wished thereby to escape; and by staying they should gain the blessings which they feared to lose by doing so.42:7-22 If we would know the mind of the Lord in doubtful cases, we must wait as well as pray. God is ever ready to return in mercy to those he has afflicted; and he never rejects any who rely on his promises. He has declared enough to silence even the causeless fears of his people, which discourge them in the way of duty. Whatever loss or suffering we may fear from obedience, is provided against in God's word; and he will protect and deliver all who trust in him and serve him. It is folly to quit our place, especially to quit a holy land, because we meet with trouble in it. And the evils we think to escape by sin, we certainly bring upon ourselves. We may apply this to the common troubles of life; and those who think to avoid them by changing their place, will find that the grievances common to men will meet them wherever they go. Sinners who dissemble with God in solemn professions especially should be rebuked with sharpness; for their actions speak more plainly than words. We know not what is good for ourselves; and what we are most fond of, and have our hearts most set upon, often proves hurtful, and sometimes fatal.
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