Jeremiah 31:3
Good News Translation
I appeared to them from far away. People of Israel, I have always loved you, so I continue to show you my constant love.

Contemporary English Version
Some time ago, the LORD appeared to me and told me to say: Israel, I will always love you; that's why I've been so patient and kind.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord hath appeared from afar to me. Yea I have loved thee with an everlasting love, therefore have I drawn thee, taking pity on thee.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The Lord hath appeared from afar to me. Yea I have loved thee with an everlasting love, therefore have I drawn thee, taking pity on thee.

of old.

Deuteronomy 7:7-9 Not because you surpass all nations in number, is the Lord joined unto you, and hath chosen you, for you are the fewest of any people: . . .

Deuteronomy 10:15 And yet the Lord hath been closely joined to thy fathers, and loved them and chose their seed after them, that is to say, you, out of all nations, as this day it is proved.

Deuteronomy 33:3,26 He hath loved the people, all the saints are in his hand: and they that approach to his feet, shall receive of his doctrine. . . .

Hosea 11:1 As the morning passeth, so hath the king of Israel passed away. Because Israel was a child, and I loved him: and I called my son out of Egypt.

Malachi 1:2 I have loved you, saith the Lord: and you have said: Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau brother to Jacob, saith the Lord, and I have loved Jacob,

Romans 9:13 As it is written: Jacob I have loved: but Esau I have hated.

1 John 4:19 Let us therefore love God: because God first hath loved us.

an.

Psalm 103:17 But the mercy of the Lord is from eternity and unto eternity upon them that fear him: And his justice unto children's children,

Isaiah 45:17 Israel is saved in the Lord with an eternal salvation: you shall not be confounded, and you shall not be ashamed for ever and ever.

Isaiah 54:8,9 In a moment of indignation have I hid my face a little while from thee, but with everlasting kindness have I had mercy on thee, said the Lord thy Redeemer. . . .

Romans 11:28,29 As concerning the gospel, indeed, they are enemies for your sake: but as touching the election, they are most dear for the sake of the fathers. . . .

2 Thessalonians 2:13-16 0 . . .

2 Timothy 1:9 Who hath delivered us and called us by his holy calling, not according to our own works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the times of the world:

with loving-kindness have I drawn.

Songs 1:4 I am black but beautiful, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Cedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

Hosea 11:4 I will draw them with the cords of Adam, with the bands of love: and I will be to them as one that taketh off the yoke on their jaws: and I put his meat to him that he might eat.

John 6:44,45 No man can come to me, except the Father, who hath sent me, draw him. And I will raise him up in the last day. . . .

Romans 8:30 And whom he predestinated, them he also called. And whom he called, them he also justified. And whom he justified, them he also glorified.

Ephesians 1:3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with spiritual blessings in heavenly places, in Christ: . . .

Ephesians 2:4,5 But God (who is rich in mercy) for his exceeding charity wherewith he loved us . . .

Titus 3:3-6 For we ourselves also were some time unwise, incredulous, erring, slaves to divers desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. . . .

James 1:18 For of his own will hath he begotten us by the word of truth, that we might be some beginning of his creature.

1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy hath regenerated us unto a lively hope, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead:

Context
Mourning Turned to Joy
2Thus saith the Lord: The people that were left and escaped from the sword, found grace in the desert: Israel shall go to his rest. 3The Lord hath appeared from afar to me. Yea I have loved thee with an everlasting love, therefore have I drawn thee, taking pity on thee.4And I will build thee again, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy timbrels, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry.…
Cross References
John 6:44
No man can come to me, except the Father, who hath sent me, draw him. And I will raise him up in the last day.

Deuteronomy 4:37
Because he loved thy fathers, and chose their seed after them. And he brought thee out of Egypt, going before thee with his great power,

Deuteronomy 7:8
But because the Lord hath loved you, and hath kept his oath, which he swore to your fathers: and hath brought you out with a strong hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, out of the hand of Pharao the king of Egypt.

Psalm 25:6
Remember, O Lord, thy bowels of compassion; and thy mercies that are from the beginning of the world.

Hosea 11:4
I will draw them with the cords of Adam, with the bands of love: and I will be to them as one that taketh off the yoke on their jaws: and I put his meat to him that he might eat.

Malachi 1:2
I have loved you, saith the Lord: and you have said: Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau brother to Jacob, saith the Lord, and I have loved Jacob,

Additional Translations
The LORD appeared to him from afar: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have drawn you with loving devotion.The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying, Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn you.

Jehovah appeared of old unto me,'saying , Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

The Lord appeared to him from afar, saying, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore have I drawn thee in compassion.

Jehovah hath appeared from afar unto me, [saying,] Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love; therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn thee.

The LORD appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

The LORD appeared of old to me, saying, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn thee.

Yahweh appeared of old to me, [saying], Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn you.

From afar Jehovah hath appeared to me, With love age-during I have loved thee, Therefore I have drawn thee with kindness.
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