Jeremiah 7:7
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New International Version
then I will let you live in this place, in the land I gave your ancestors for ever and ever.

New Living Translation
Then I will let you stay in this land that I gave to your ancestors to keep forever.

English Standard Version
then I will let you dwell in this place, in the land that I gave of old to your fathers forever.

New American Standard Bible
then I will let you dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers forever and ever.

King James Bible
Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will allow you to live in this place, the land I gave to your ancestors long ago and forever.

International Standard Version
then I'll let you dwell in this land, the land that I gave to your ancestors forever and ever.

NET Bible
If you stop doing these things, I will allow you to continue to live in this land which I gave to your ancestors as a lasting possession.

New Heart English Bible
then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, from of old even forevermore.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then I will let you live in this place, in the land that I gave permanently to your ancestors long ago.

JPS Tanakh 1917
then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever.

New American Standard 1977
then I will let you dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers forever and ever.

Jubilee Bible 2000
then I will cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers for ever and ever.

King James 2000 Bible
Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, forever and ever.

American King James Version
Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever.

American Standard Version
then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, from of old even for evermore.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will dwell with you in this place: in the land, which I gave to your fathers from the beginning and for evermore.

Darby Bible Translation
then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers from of old even for ever.

English Revised Version
then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, from of old even for evermore.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever.

World English Bible
then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, from of old even forevermore.

Young's Literal Translation
Then I have caused you to dwell in this place, In the land that I gave to your fathers, From age even unto age.
Study Bible
Jeremiah's Message at the Temple Gate
6if you do not oppress the alien, the orphan, or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place, nor walk after other gods to your own ruin, 7then I will let you dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers forever and ever. 8"Behold, you are trusting in deceptive words to no avail.…
Cross References
Exodus 22:22
"You shall not afflict any widow or orphan.

Deuteronomy 4:40
"So you shall keep His statutes and His commandments which I am giving you today, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may live long on the land which the LORD your God is giving you for all time."

Jeremiah 3:18
"In those days the house of Judah will walk with the house of Israel, and they will come together from the land of the north to the land that I gave your fathers as an inheritance.

Jeremiah 4:1
"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,

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.

Zephaniah 3:7
"I said, 'Surely you will revere Me, Accept instruction.' So her dwelling will not be cut off According to all that I have appointed concerning her. But they were eager to corrupt all their deeds.
Treasury of Scripture

Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever.

will I.

Jeremiah 17:20-27 And say to them, Hear you the word of the LORD, you kings of Judah, …

Jeremiah 18:7,8 At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning …

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

in the land.

Jeremiah 3:18 In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel…

Deuteronomy 4:40 You shall keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which …

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

(7) For ever and ever.--Literally, from eternity to eternity, or, perhaps, from age to age. The English punctuation connects these words with "I will cause you to dwell," but the accentuation of the Hebrew with "I gave to your fathers;" the gift was to have been in perpetuity (Genesis 17:8), but the guilt of the people had brought about its forfeiture.

Verse 7. -Forever and ever. It is doubtful, both here and in Jeremiah 25:5, whether these words should be joined to "gave" or "cause you to dwell." Still, the latter connection is both in itself the more probable one, and that suggested first of all by the accentuation (this, however, is not here decisive). It was not the extent of the original premise, but that of the enjoyment of the gift, which was in question. A more exact rendering of the prophet's formula is that of the Septuagint ἐξ αἰῶνος καὶ ἕως αἰῶνος: i.e. from the most remote antiquity to the most distant future. Then will I cause you to dwell in this place,.... In the land of Judea, and not suffer them to be carried captive, which they had been threatened with, and had reason to expect, should they continue in their sins, in their impenitence and vain confidence:

in the land that I gave to your fathers; to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, by promise; and to the Jewish fathers in the times of Joshua, by putting them in actual possession of it:

for ever and ever: for a great while; a long time, as Kimchi explains it; from the days of Abraham for ever, even all the days of the world, provided they and their children walked in the ways of the Lord. This clause may either be connected with the word "dwell", or with the word give; and the sense is, either that they should dwell in it for ever and ever; or it was given to their fathers for ever and ever. 7. The apodosis to the "if … if" (Jer 7:5, 6).

to dwell—to continue to dwell.

for ever and ever—joined with "to dwell," not with the words "gave to your fathers" (compare Jer 3:18; De 4:40).7:1-16 No observances, professions, or supposed revelations, will profit, if men do not amend their ways and their doings. None can claim an interest in free salvation, who allow themselves in the practice of known sin, or live in the neglect of known duty. They thought that the temple they profaned would be their protection. But all who continue in sin because grace has abounded, or that grace may abound, make Christ the minister of sin; and the cross of Christ, rightly understood, forms the most effectual remedy to such poisonous sentiments. The Son of God gave himself for our transgressions, to show the excellence of the Divine law, and the evil of sin. Never let us think we may do wickedness without suffering for it.
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