Jeremiah 3:4
New International Version
Have you not just called to me: 'My Father, my friend from my youth,

New Living Translation
Yet you say to me, 'Father, you have been my guide since my youth.

English Standard Version
Have you not just now called to me, ‘My father, you are the friend of my youth—

Berean Study Bible
Have you not just called to Me, ‘My Father, You are my friend from youth.

New American Standard Bible
"Have you not just now called to Me, 'My Father, You are the friend of my youth?

King James Bible
Wilt thou not from this time cry unto me, My father, thou art the guide of my youth?

Christian Standard Bible
Haven't you recently called to me, "My Father. You were my friend in my youth.

Contemporary English Version
You call me your father or your long-lost friend;

Good News Translation
"And now you say to me, 'You are my father, and you have loved me ever since I was a child.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Have you not lately called to Me, "My Father. You were my friend in my youth.

International Standard Version
Have you not just called out to me, 'My father, you are the friend of my youth—

NET Bible
Even now you say to me, 'You are my father! You have been my faithful companion ever since I was young.

New Heart English Bible
Will you not from this time cry to me, 'My Father, you are the guide of my youth?'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But now you are calling to me. You say, 'Father! You have been my companion ever since I was young.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Didst thou not just now cry unto Me: 'My father, Thou art the friend of my youth.

New American Standard 1977
“Have you not just now called to Me, ‘My Father, Thou art the friend of my youth?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Wilt thou not from this time cry unto me, My father, thou art the guide of my youth?

King James 2000 Bible
Will you not from this time cry unto me, My father, you are the guide of my youth?

American King James Version
Will you not from this time cry to me, My father, you are the guide of my youth?

American Standard Version
Wilt thou not from this time cry unto me, My Father, thou art the guide of my youth?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Hast thou not called me as it were a home, and the father and guide of thy virgin-time?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore at least at this time call to me: Thou art my father, the guide of my virginity:

Darby Bible Translation
Wilt thou not from this time cry unto me, My father, thou art the guide of my youth?

English Revised Version
Wilt thou not from this time cry unto me, My father, thou art the guide of my youth?

Webster's Bible Translation
Wilt thou not from this time cry to me, My father, thou art the guide of my youth?

World English Bible
Will you not from this time cry to me, 'My Father, you are the guide of my youth?'

Young's Literal Translation
Hast thou not henceforth called to Me, 'My father, Thou art the leader of my youth?
Study Bible
The Wages of the Harlot
3Therefore the showers have been withheld, and no spring rains have fallen. Yet you have the brazen look of a prostitute; you refused to be ashamed. 4Have you not just called to Me, ‘My Father, You are my friend from youth. 5Will He be angry forever? Will He be indignant to the end?’ This you have spoken, but you keep doing all the evil you can.”…
Cross References
Psalm 71:17
O God, You have taught me from my youth, and to this day I proclaim Your marvelous deeds.

Proverbs 2:17
who abandons the partner of her youth and forgets the covenant of her God.

Jeremiah 2:2
"Go and proclaim in the hearing of Jerusalem that this is what the LORD says: I remember the devotion of your youth, your love as a bride, how you followed Me in the wilderness, in a land not sown.

Jeremiah 3:19
Then I said, 'How I long to make you My sons and give you a desirable land, the most beautiful inheritance of all the nations.' I thought you would call Me 'Father' and never turn away from following Me.

Jeremiah 31:9
They will come with weeping, and by their supplication I will lead them; I will make them walk beside streams of waters, on a level path where they will not stumble. For I am Israel's Father, and Ephraim is My firstborn."

Hosea 2:15
There I will give back her vineyards and make the Valley of Achor into a gateway of hope. There she will respond as she did in the days of her youth, as in the day she came up out of Egypt.

Malachi 1:6
"A son honors his father, and a servant his master. But if I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is your fear of Me?" says the LORD of Hosts to you priests who despise My name. Yet you ask, "How have we despised Your name?"

Treasury of Scripture

Will you not from this time cry to me, My father, you are the guide of my youth?

wilt thou

Jeremiah 3:19
But I said, How shall I put thee among the children, and give thee a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations? and I said, Thou shalt call me, My father; and shalt not turn away from me.

Jeremiah 31:9,18-20
They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn…

Hosea 14:1-3
O Israel, return unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity…

my father

Jeremiah 2:27
Saying to a stock, Thou art my father; and to a stone, Thou hast brought me forth: for they have turned their back unto me, and not their face: but in the time of their trouble they will say, Arise, and save us.

the guide

Jeremiah 2:2
Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; I remember thee, the kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals, when thou wentest after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown.

Psalm 48:14
For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.

Psalm 71:5,17
For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth…







Lexicon
Have you not
הֲל֣וֹא (hă·lō·w)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

just
מֵעַ֔תָּה (mê·‘at·tāh)
Preposition-m | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 6258: At this time

called to Me,
קָרָ֥את (qā·rāṯ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

‘My Father,
אָבִ֑י (’ā·ḇî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

You [are]
אָֽתָּה׃ (’āt·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

my friend
אַלּ֥וּף (’al·lūp̄)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 441: Familiar, a friend, gentle, a bullock, a chieftain

from youth.
נְעֻרַ֖י (nə·‘u·ray)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5271: Youth, the state, the persons
(4) Wilt thou not from this time cry unto me . . .?--Better, Hast thou not from this time cried unto me . . .? The prophet paints with a stern irony the parade of the surface repentance of Josiah's reign. There had been a pathetic appeal to God as the forgiving husband of the faithless wife, but not the less had the wife returned to her wickedness.

Guide.--The same word as in Proverbs 2:17; the "chief friend," as applied to the husband.

Verse 4. Wilt thou not, etc.? rather, Truly from this time thou callest unto me (literally, Dost thou not, etc.? a common way of giving an energetic assurance). The prophet admits the apparent revival of faith in Jehovah which attended the compulsory reformation under Josiah, but denies that it was more than apparent (comp, ver. 10). The guide of my youth; rather, the companion (the familiar associate); so in Proverbs 2:17. Comp. Jeremiah 2:2, and especially Isaiah 54:6, "and a wife of youth" (i.e. married in youth), "that she should be rejected [how incredible a thing!]" 3:1-5 In repentance, it is good to think upon the sins of which we have been guilty, and the places and companies where they have been committed. How gently the Lord had corrected them! In receiving penitents, he is God, and not man. Whatever thou hast said or done hitherto, wilt thou not from this time apply to me? Will not this grace of God overcome thee? Now pardon is proclaimed, wilt thou not take the benefit? They will hope to find in him the tender compassions of a Father towards a returning prodigal. They will come to him as the Guide of their youth: youth needs a guide. Repenting sinners may encourage themselves that God will not keep his anger to the end. All God's mercies, in every age, suggest encouragement; and what can be so desirable for the young, as to have the Lord for their Father, and the Guide of their youth? Let parents daily direct their children earnestly to seek this blessing.
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