Jeremiah 3 - Prayer Tents



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Jeremiah 3
New International Version (1984)
3"If a man divorces his wife and she leaves him and marries another man, should he return to her again? Would not the land be completely defiled? But you have lived as a prostitute with many lovers--would you now return to me?" declares the LORD.H559H376H7971H802H1980H312H376H7725H776H2610H2610H2181H7227H7453H7725H5002H3068 2"Look up to the barren heights and see. Is there any place where you have not been ravished? By the roadside you sat waiting for lovers, sat like a nomad in the desert. You have defiled the land with your prostitution and wickedness.H5375H5869H8205H7200H375H7693H7901H1870H3427H6163H4057H2610H776H2184H7451 3Therefore the showers have been withheld, and no spring rains have fallen. Yet you have the brazen look of a prostitute; you refuse to blush with shame.H7241H4513H4456H2181H802H4696H3985H3637 4Have you not just called to me: 'My Father, my friend from my youth,H7121H1H441H5271 5will you always be angry? Will your wrath continue forever?' This is how you talk, but you do all the evil you can."H5201H5769H8104H5331H1696H6213H7451H3201

Unfaithful Israel

6During the reign 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 spreading tree and has committed adultery there.H3068H559H3117H2977H4428H7200H4878H3478H6213H1980H1364H2022H8478H7488H6086H2181 7I thought that after she had done all this she would return to me but she did not, and her unfaithful sister Judah saw it.H559H310H6213H7725H7725H901H269H3063H7200 8I gave faithless Israel her certificate of divorce and sent her away because of all her adulteries. Yet I saw that her unfaithful sister Judah had no fear; she also went out and committed adultery.H7200H182H4878H3478H5003H7971H5414H5612H3748H898H269H3063H3372H3212H2181 9Because Israel's immorality mattered so little to her, she defiled the land and committed adultery with stone and wood.H6963H2184H2610H776H5003H68H6086 10In spite of all this, her unfaithful sister Judah did not return to me with all her heart, but only in pretense," declares the LORD.H901H269H3063H7725H3820H8267H5002H3068 11The LORD said to me, "Faithless Israel is more righteous than unfaithful Judah.H3068H559H4878H3478H6663H5315H898H3063 12Go, proclaim this message toward the north: "'Return, faithless Israel,' declares the LORD, 'I will frown on you no longer, for I am merciful,' declares the LORD, 'I will not be angry forever.H1980H7121H1697H6828H559H7725H4878H3478H5002H3068H6440H5307H2623H5002H3068H5201H5769 13Only acknowledge your guilt--you have rebelled against the LORD your God, you have scattered your favors to foreign gods under every spreading tree, and have not obeyed me,'" declares the LORD.H3045H5771H6586H3068H430H6340H1870H2114H7488H6086H8085H6963H5002H3068 14"Return, faithless people," declares the LORD, "for I am your husband. I will choose you--one from a town and two from a clan--and bring you to Zion.H7725H7726H1121H5002H3068H1166H3947H259H5892H8147H4940H935H6726 15Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding.H5414H7462H3820H7462H1844H7919 16In those days, when your numbers have increased greatly in the land," declares the LORD, "men will no longer say, 'The ark of the covenant of the LORD.' It will never enter their minds or be remembered; it will not be missed, nor will another one be made.H7235H6509H776H3117H5002H3068H559H727H1285H3068H5927H3820H2142H6485H6213 17At that time they will call Jerusalem The Throne of the LORD, and all nations will gather in Jerusalem to honor the name of the LORD. No longer will they follow the stubbornness of their evil hearts.H6256H7121H3389H3678H3068H1471H6960H8034H3068H3389H3212H310H8307H7451H3820 18In those days the house of Judah will join the house of Israel, and together they will come from a northern land to the land I gave your forefathers as an inheritance.H3117H1004H3063H3212H1004H3478H935H3162H776H6828H776H5157H1 19"I myself said, "'How gladly would I treat you like sons and give you a desirable land, the most beautiful inheritance of any nation.' I thought you would call me 'Father' and not turn away from following me.H559H7896H1121H5414H2532H776H6643H5159H6635H1471H559H7121H1H7725H310 20But like a woman unfaithful to her husband, so you have been unfaithful to me, O house of Israel," declares the LORD.H403H802H898H7453H898H1004H3478H5002H3068 21A cry is heard on the barren heights, the weeping and pleading of the people of Israel, because they have perverted their ways and have forgotten the LORD their God.H6963H8085H8205H1065H8469H1121H3478H5753H1870H7911H3068H430 22"Return, faithless people; I will cure you of backsliding." "Yes, we will come to you, for you are the LORD our God.H7725H7726H1121H7495H4878H857H3068H430 23Surely the idolatrous commotion on the hills and mountains is a deception; surely in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel.H403H8267H1389H1995H2022H403H3068H430H8668H3478 24From our youth shameful gods have consumed the fruits of our fathers' labor--their flocks and herds, their sons and daughters.H1322H398H3018H1H5271H6629H1241H1121H1323 25Let us lie down in our shame, and let our disgrace cover us. We have sinned against the LORD our God, both we and our fathers; from our youth till this day we have not obeyed the LORD our God."H7901H1322H3639H3680H2398H3068H430H1H5271H3117H8085H6963H3068H430




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