Jeremiah 3:15
New International Version
Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding.

New Living Translation
And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will guide you with knowledge and understanding.

English Standard Version
“‘And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.

Berean Standard Bible
Then I will give you shepherds after My own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.”

King James Bible
And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.

New King James Version
And I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.

New American Standard Bible
“Then I will give you shepherds after My own heart, who will feed you knowledge and understanding.

NASB 1995
“Then I will give you shepherds after My own heart, who will feed you on knowledge and understanding.

NASB 1977
“Then I will give you shepherds after My own heart, who will feed you on knowledge and understanding.

Amplified Bible
“Then [in the final time] I will give you [spiritual] shepherds after My own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and [true] understanding.

Christian Standard Bible
I will give you shepherds who are loyal to me, and they will shepherd you with knowledge and skill.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will give you shepherds who are loyal to Me, and they will shepherd you with knowledge and skill.

American Standard Version
And I will give you shepherds according to my heart, who shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I shall give to you Shepherds according to my heart, and they shall shepherd you with knowledge and with understanding

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and I will give you shepherds after my heart, and they shall certainly tend you with knowledge.

Contemporary English Version
Then I'll appoint wise rulers who will obey me, and they will care for you like shepherds.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will give you pastors according to my own heart, and they shall feed you with knowledge and doctrine.

Good News Translation
I will give you rulers who obey me, and they will rule you with wisdom and understanding.

International Standard Version
I'll give you shepherds after my own heart, and they'll shepherd you with knowledge and good sense."

JPS Tanakh 1917
and I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.

Literal Standard Version
And I have given shepherds to you According to My own heart, And they have fed you with knowledge and understanding.

New American Bible
I will appoint for you shepherds after my own heart, who will shepherd you wisely and prudently.

NET Bible
I will give you leaders who will be faithful to me. They will lead you with knowledge and insight.

New Revised Standard Version
I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.

New Heart English Bible
I will give you shepherds according to my heart, who shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.

World English Bible
I will give you shepherds according to my heart, who shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.

Young's Literal Translation
And I have given to you shepherds According to Mine own heart, And they have fed you with knowledge and understanding.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Invitation to Repentance
14“Return, O faithless children,” declares the LORD, “for I am your master, and I will take you—one from a city and two from a family—and bring you to Zion. 15Then I will give you shepherds after My own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.” 16“In those days, when you multiply and increase in the land,” declares the LORD, “they will no longer discuss the ark of the covenant of the LORD. It will never come to mind, and no one will remember it or miss it, nor will another one be made.…

Cross References
Acts 20:28
Keep watch over yourselves and the entire flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood.

Ephesians 4:11
And it was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers,

Jeremiah 23:4
I will raise up shepherds over them who will tend them, and they will no longer be afraid or dismayed, nor will any go missing, declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 31:10
Hear, O nations, the word of the LORD, and proclaim it in distant coastlands: "The One who scattered Israel will gather them and keep them as a shepherd keeps his flock.

Ezekiel 34:2
"Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel. Prophesy and tell them that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Woe to the shepherds of Israel, who only feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed their flock?

Ezekiel 34:23
I will appoint over them one shepherd, My servant David, and he will feed them. He will feed them and be their shepherd.


Treasury of Scripture

And I will give you pastors according to my heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.

and I

Jeremiah 23:4
And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the LORD.

1 Samuel 13:14
But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the LORD hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the LORD hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the LORD commanded thee.

Isaiah 30:20,21
And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers: …

which shall

Proverbs 10:21
The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

Luke 12:42
And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season?

John 21:15,17
So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs…











(15) Pastors.--As in Jeremiah 2:8, of kings and rulers, not of priests. Compare Jeremiah 23:1-5. The phrase "according to mine heart" brings David to our thoughts (1Samuel 13:14). There should be a return to the true pattern of the ideal ruler. In the "knowledge and understanding" we have an echo from Isaiah 11:1-4.

Verse 15. - Pastors. In Jeremiah 23:4, the same word is rendered in the Authorized Version "shepherds," which would he less open to misunderstanding here than "pastors," civil and not spiritual authorities being intended (see on Jeremiah 2:8). The prophecy is, of course, not inconsistent with passages like Jeremiah 23:5, but as the national continuance of Israel was guaranteed, it was natural to refer to the subordinate civil authorities. According to mine heart; better, according to my mind; for here, as also in 1 Samuel 13:14, it is something very far from perfection which is ascribed to the chosen rulers. "Heart" is sometimes equivalent to "understanding."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then I will give
וְנָתַתִּ֥י (wə·nā·ṯat·tî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

you
אֶתְכֶ֖ם (’eṯ·ḵem)
Direct object marker | second person masculine plural
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

shepherds
רֹעִ֖ים (rō·‘îm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 7462: To tend a, flock, pasture it, in, to graze, to rule, to associate with

after
לָכֶ֛ם (lā·ḵem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

My own heart,
כְּלִבִּ֑י (kə·lib·bî)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

who will feed
וְרָע֥וּ (wə·rā·‘ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 7462: To tend a, flock, pasture it, in, to graze, to rule, to associate with

you with knowledge
דֵּעָ֥ה (dê·‘āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 1844: Knowledge

and understanding.
וְהַשְׂכֵּֽיל׃ (wə·haś·kêl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 7919: To be, circumspect, intelligent


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