Jeremiah 3:7
New International Version
I thought that after she had done all this she would return to me but she did not, and her unfaithful sister Judah saw it.

New Living Translation
I thought, ‘After she has done all this, she will return to me.’ But she did not return, and her faithless sister Judah saw this.

English Standard Version
And I thought, ‘After she has done all this she will return to me,’ but she did not return, and her treacherous sister Judah saw it.

Berean Study Bible
I thought that after she had done all these things, she would return to Me. But she did not return, and her unfaithful sister Judah saw it.

King James Bible
And I said after she had done all these things, Turn thou unto me. But she returned not. And her treacherous sister Judah saw it.

New King James Version
And I said, after she had done all these things, ‘Return to Me.’ But she did not return. And her treacherous sister Judah saw it.

New American Standard Bible
Yet I thought, ‘After she has done all these things she will return to Me’; but she did not return, and her treacherous sister Judah saw it.

NASB 1995
“I thought, ‘After she has done all these things she will return to Me’ but she did not return, and her treacherous sister Judah saw it.

NASB 1977
“And I thought, ‘After she has done all these things, she will return to Me’; but she did not return, and her treacherous sister Judah saw it.

Amplified Bible
I thought, ‘After she has done all these things she will return to Me’; but she did not return, and her treacherous (faithless) sister Judah saw it.

Christian Standard Bible
I thought, ‘After she has done all these things, she will return to me.’ But she didn’t return, and her treacherous sister Judah saw it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I thought: After she has done all these things, she will return to Me. But she didn’t return, and her treacherous sister Judah saw it.

American Standard Version
And I said after she had done all these things, She will return unto me; but she returned not: and her treacherous sister Judah saw it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I said after she had done all these things: "Return to me" and she did not return, and her lying sister Yehuda saw it

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I said after she had committed all these acts of fornication, Turn again to me. Yet she returned not. And faithless Juda saw her faithlessness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when she had done all these things, I said: Return to me, and she did not return. And her treacherous sister Juda saw,

English Revised Version
And I said after she had done all these things, She will return unto me; but she returned not: and her treacherous sister Judah saw it.

Good News Translation
I thought that after she had done all this, she would surely return to me. But she did not return, and her unfaithful sister Judah saw it all.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I thought that after she had done all this that she would come back to me. But she didn't come back, and her treacherous sister Judah saw her.

International Standard Version
I thought, 'After she has done all these things, she will return to me.' But she didn't return, and her treacherous sister Judah saw this.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I said: After she hath done all these things, she will return unto me; but she returned not. And her treacherous sister Judah saw it.

Literal Standard Version
And I say, after her doing all these, Return to Me, and she has not returned, and her treacherous sister Judah sees it.

NET Bible
Yet even after she had done all that, I thought that she might come back to me. But she did not. Her sister, unfaithful Judah, saw what she did.

New Heart English Bible
I said after she had done all these things, 'She will return to me;' but she did not return; and her treacherous sister Judah saw it.

World English Bible
I said after she had done all these things, 'She will return to me;' but she didn't return; and her treacherous sister Judah saw it.

Young's Literal Translation
And I say, after her doing all these, Unto Me thou dost turn back, and she hath not turned back, and see it doth her treacherous sister Judah.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Judah Follows Israel's Example
6Now in the days of King Josiah, the LORD said to me, “Have you seen what faithless Israel has done? She has gone up on every high hill and under every green tree to prostitute herself there. 7I thought that after she had done all these things, she would return to Me. But she did not return, and her unfaithful sister Judah saw it. 8She saw that because faithless Israel had committed adultery, I gave her a certificate of divorce and sent her away. Yet that unfaithful sister Judah had no fear and prostituted herself as well.…

Cross References
2 Kings 17:13
Yet through all His prophets and seers, the LORD warned Israel and Judah, saying, "Turn from your wicked ways and keep My commandments and statutes, according to the entire Law that I commanded your fathers and delivered to you through My servants the prophets."

Jeremiah 3:11
And the LORD said to me, "Faithless Israel has shown herself more righteous than unfaithful Judah.

Jeremiah 5:11
For the house of Israel and the house of Judah have been utterly unfaithful to Me," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 12:1
Righteous are You, O LORD, when I plead before You. Yet about Your judgments I wish to contend with You: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all the faithless live at ease?

Jeremiah 33:24
"Have you not noticed what these people are saying: 'The LORD has rejected the two families He had chosen'? So they despise My people and no longer regard them as a nation.

Ezekiel 16:47
And you not only walked in their ways and practiced their abominations, but soon you were more depraved than they were.

Hosea 11:7
My people are bent on turning from Me. Though they call to the Most High, He will by no means exalt them.


Treasury of Scripture

And I said after she had done all these things, Turn you to me. But she returned not. And her treacherous sister Judah saw it.

turn thou

2 Kings 17:13,14
Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets…

2 Chronicles 30:6-12
So the posts went with the letters from the king and his princes throughout all Israel and Judah, and according to the commandment of the king, saying, Ye children of Israel, turn again unto the LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and he will return to the remnant of you, that are escaped out of the hand of the kings of Assyria…

Hosea 6:1-4
Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up…

her treacherous

Jeremiah 3:8-11
And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also…

Ezekiel 16:46
And thine elder sister is Samaria, she and her daughters that dwell at thy left hand: and thy younger sister, that dwelleth at thy right hand, is Sodom and her daughters.

Ezekiel 23:2-4
Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother: …









(7) And I said . . .--The call to Israel to return had been slighted, and Judah, the traitress or faithless, "one with falsehood," had not taken warning from the sin or its punishment.

Turn thou unto me.--The verb may be either the second or third person, I said, thou shalt return; or, I said, she will return, as expressing a hope rather than a direct return. The latter seems, on the whole, the preferable rendering.

Verse 7. - And I said after she had done, etc.; rather, and I said, After she hath done all these things, she will return unto me. And her treacherous sister. Observe the distinction between the two sisters. Israel had openly broken the political and religious connection with Jehovah (Hosea 8:4); Judah nominally retained both, but her heart was towards the false gods (comp. the allegory in Ezekiel 23, which is evidently founded upon our passage).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I thought
וָאֹמַ֗ר (wā·’ō·mar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

that after
אַחֲרֵ֨י (’a·ḥă·rê)
Preposition
Strong's 310: The hind or following part

she had done
עֲשׂוֹתָ֧הּ (‘ă·śō·w·ṯāh)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

these things,
אֵ֛לֶּה (’êl·leh)
Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

she would return
תָּשׁ֖וּב (tā·šūḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

to Me.
אֵלַ֥י (’ê·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

But she did not
וְלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

return,
שָׁ֑בָה (šā·ḇāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

and her unfaithful
בָּגוֹדָ֥ה (bā·ḡō·w·ḏāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 901: Treacherous

sister
אֲחוֹתָ֖הּ (’ă·ḥō·w·ṯāh)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 269: Sister -- a sister

Judah
יְהוּדָֽה׃ (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

saw it.
וַתֵּ֛רֶא (wat·tê·re)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7200: To see


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