Jeremiah 31:18
Good News Translation
"I hear the people of Israel say in grief, 'LORD, we were like an untamed animal, but you taught us to obey. Bring us back; we are ready to return to you, the LORD our God.

Contemporary English Version
The people of Israel moan and say to me, "We were like wild bulls, but you, LORD, broke us, and we learned to obey. You are our God--please let us come home.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hearing I heard Ephraim when he went into captivity: thou hast chastised me, and I was instructed, as a young bullock unaccustomed to the yoke. Convert me, and I shall be converted, for thou art the Lord my God.

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Hearing I heard Ephraim when he went into captivity: thou hast chastised me, and I was instructed, as a young bullock unaccustomed to the yoke. Convert me, and I shall be converted, for thou art the Lord my God.

surely.

Job 33:27,28 He shall look upon men, and shall say: I have sinned, and indeed I have offended, and I have not received what I have deserved. . . .

Psalm 102:19,20 Because he hath looked forth from his high sanctuary: from heaven the Lord hath looked upon the earth. . . .

Isaiah 57:15-18 For thus saith the High and the Eminent that inhabiteth eternity: and his name is Holy, who dwelleth in the high and holy place, and with a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite. . . .

Hosea 5:15 I will go and return to my place: until you are consumed, and seek my face.

Hosea 6:1,2 In their affliction they will rise early to me: Come, and let us return to the Lord. . . .

Luke 15:20 And rising up, he came to his father. And when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him and was moved with compassion and running to him fell upon his neck and kissed him.

Ephraim.

Jeremiah 31:6,9 For there shall be a day, in which the watchmen on mount Ephraim, shall cry: Arise, and let us go up to Sion to the Lord our God. . . .

Jeremiah 3:21,22 A voice was heard in the highways, weeping and howling of the children of Israel: because they have made their way wicked, they have forgotten the Lord their God. . . .

Jeremiah 50:4,5 In those days, and at that time, saith the Lord, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Juda together: going and weeping they shall make haste, and shall seek the Lord their God. . . .

Hosea 11:8,9 How shall I deal with thee, O Ephraim, shall I protect thee, O Israel? how shall I make thee as Adama, shall I set thee as Seboim? my heart is turned within me, my repentance is stirred up. . . .

Hosea 14:4-8 I will heal their breaches, I will love them freely: for my wrath is turned away from them. . . .

thou hast.

Jeremiah 2:30 In vain have I struck your children, they have not received correction: your sword hath devoured your prophets, your generation is like a ravaging lion.

Jeremiah 5:3 O Lord, thy eyes are upon truth: thou hast struck them, and they have not grieved: thou hast bruised them, and they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than the rock, and they have refused to return.

Job 5:17 Blessed is the man whom God correcteth: refuse not, therefore, the chastising of the Lord.

Psalm 39:8,9 Deliver thou me from all my iniquities: thou hast made me a reproach to the fool. . . .

Psalm 94:12 Blessed is the man whom thou shalt instruct, O Lord: and shalt teach him out of thy law.

Psalm 119:75 I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are equity: and in thy truth thou hast humbled me.

Proverbs 3:11 For whom the Lord loveth, he chastiseth: and as a father in the son he pleaseth himself.

Isaiah 1:5 For what shall I strike you any more, you that increase transgression? the whole head is sick, and the whole heart is sad.

Isaiah 9:13 And the people are not returned to him who hath struck them, and have not sought after the Lord of hosts.

Isaiah 57:17 For the iniquity of his covetousness I was angry, and I struck him: I hid my face from thee, and was angry: and he went away wandering in his own heart.

Hosea 5:12,13 And I will be like a moth to Ephraim: and like rottenness to the house of Juda. . . .

Zephaniah 3:2 She hath not hearkened to the voice, neither hath she received discipline: she hath not trusted in the Lord, she drew not near to her God.

Hebrews 12:5 And you have forgotten the consolation which speaketh to you, as unto children, saying: My son, neglect not the discipline of the Lord: neither be thou wearied whilst thou art rebuked by him.

Revelation 3:19 Such as I love, I rebuke and chastise. Be zealous therefore and do penance.

as a.

Psalm 32:9 Do not become like the horse and the mule, who have no understanding. With bit and bridle bind fast their jaws, who come not near unto thee.

Proverbs 26:3 A whip for a horse, and a snaffle for an ass, and a rod for the back of fools.

Proverbs 29:1 The man that with a stiff neck despiseth him that reproveth him, shall suddenly be destroyed: and health shall not follow him.

Isaiah 51:20 Thy children are cast forth, they have slept at the head of all the ways, and the wild ox that is snared: full of the indignation of the Lord, of the rebuke of thy God.

Isaiah 53:7 He was offered because it was his own will, and he opened not his mouth: he shall be led as a sheep to the slaughter, and shall be dumb as a lamb before his shearer, and he shall not open his mouth.

Lamentations 3:27-30 Teth. It is good for a man, when he hath borne the yoke from his youth. . . .

Hosea 10:11 Ephraim is a heifer taught to love to tread out corn, but I passed over upon the beauty of her neck: I will ride upon Ephraim, Juda shall plough, Jacob shall break the furrows for himself.

turn.

Jeremiah 17:14 Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed: save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.

Psalm 80:3,7,19 Convert us, O God: and shew us thy face, and we shall be saved. . . .

Psalm 85:4 Convert us, O God our saviour: and turn off thy anger from us.

Lamentations 5:21 Convert us, O Lord, to thee, and we shall be converted: renew our days, as from the beginning.

Malachi 4:6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers: lest I come, and strike the earth with anathema.

Luke 1:17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias: that he may turn the hearts of the fathers unto the children and the incredulous to the wisdom of the just, to prepare unto the Lord a perfect people.

Acts 3:26 To you first, God, raising up his Son, hath sent him to bless you: that every one may convert himself from his wickedness.

Philippians 2:13 For it is God who worketh in you, both to will and to accomplish, according to his good will.

James 1:16-18 Do not err, therefore, my dearest brethren. . . .

for.

Jeremiah 3:22,25 Return, you rebellious children, and I will heal your rebellions. Behold we come to thee: for thou art the Lord our God. . . .

Isaiah 63:16 For thou art our father, and Abraham hath not known us, and Israel hath been ignorant of us: thou, O Lord, art our father, our redeemer, from everlasting is thy name.

Context
Mourning Turned to Joy
17And there is hope for thy last end, saith the Lord: and the children shall return to their own borders. 18Hearing I heard Ephraim when he went into captivity: thou hast chastised me, and I was instructed, as a young bullock unaccustomed to the yoke. Convert me, and I shall be converted, for thou art the Lord my God.19For after thou didst convert me, I did penance: and after thou didst shew unto me, I struck my thigh: I am confounded and ashamed, because I have borne the reproach of my youth.…
Cross References
Acts 3:26
To you first, God, raising up his Son, hath sent him to bless you: that every one may convert himself from his wickedness.

Numbers 2:18
On the west side shall be the camp of the sons of Ephraim, whose prince was Elisama the son of Ammiud.

Job 5:17
Blessed is the man whom God correcteth: refuse not, therefore, the chastising of the Lord.

Psalm 80:3
Convert us, O God: and shew us thy face, and we shall be saved.

Psalm 80:7
O God of hosts, convert us: and shew thy face, and we shall be saved.

Psalm 94:12
Blessed is the man whom thou shalt instruct, O Lord: and shalt teach him out of thy law.

Psalm 118:18
The Lord chastising hath chastised me: but he hath not delivered me over to death.

Psalm 119:67
Before I was humbled I offended; therefore have I kept thy word.

Jeremiah 3:21
A voice was heard in the highways, weeping and howling of the children of Israel: because they have made their way wicked, they have forgotten the Lord their God.

Jeremiah 17:14
Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed: save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.

Lamentations 5:21
Convert us, O Lord, to thee, and we shall be converted: renew our days, as from the beginning.

Ezekiel 20:43
And there you shall remember your ways, and all your wicked doings with which you have been defiled; and you shall be displeased with yourselves in your own sight, for all your wicked deeds which you committed.

Daniel 9:13
As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: and we entreated not thy face, O Lord our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and think on thy truth.

Hosea 4:16
For Israel hath gone astray like a wanton heifer now will the Lord feed them, as a lamb in a spacious place.

Jonah 3:10
Who can tell if God will turn, and forgive: and will turn away from his fierce anger, and we shall not perish?

Malachi 3:16
Then they that feared the Lord, spoke every one with his neighbour: and the Lord gave ear, and heard it: and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that fear the Lord, and think on his name.

Additional Translations
I have surely heard Ephraim’s moaning: ‘You disciplined me severely, like an untrained calf. Restore me, and I will return, for You are the LORD my God.I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; You have chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn you me, and I shall be turned; for you are the LORD my God.

I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus , Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a calf unaccustomed to the yoke : turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art Jehovah my God.

I have heard the sound of Ephraim lamenting, and saying, Thou hast chastened me, and I was chastened; I as a calf was not willingly taught: turn thou me, and I shall turn; for thou art the Lord my God.

I have indeed heard Ephraim bemoaning himself [thus]: Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised as a bullock not trained: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art Jehovah my God.

I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus, Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a calf unaccustomed to the yoke: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art the LORD my God.

I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art the LORD my God.

I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself [thus], You have chastised me, and I was chastised, as a calf unaccustomed [to the yoke]: turn me, and I shall be turned; for you are Yahweh my God.

I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself, 'Thou hast chastised me, And I am chastised, as a heifer not taught, Turn me back, and I turn back, For thou art Jehovah my God.
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