Compare Translations for Jeremiah 42:10

Jeremiah 42:10 ASV
If ye will still abide in this land, then will I build you, and not pull you down, and I will plant you, and not pluck you up; for I repent me of the evil that I have done unto you.
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Jeremiah 42:10 BBE
If you still go on living in the land, then I will go on building you up and not pulling you down, planting you and not uprooting you: for my purpose of doing evil to you has been changed.
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Jeremiah 42:10 CEB
If you live in this land, I will build you up and not pull you down. I will plant you and not dig you up because I grieve over the disaster I have brought upon you.
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Jeremiah 42:10 CJB
'If you will stay in this land, then I will build you up, not pull you down; I will plant you and not uproot you; for I am relenting from the calamity I inflicted on you.
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Jeremiah 42:10 RHE
If you will be quiet and remain in this land, I will build you up, and not pull you down: I will plant you, and not pluck you up: for now I am appeased for the evil that I have done to you.
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Jeremiah 42:10 ESV
If you will remain in this land, then I will build you up and not pull you down; I will plant you, and not pluck you up; for I relent of the disaster that I did to you.
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Jeremiah 42:10 GW
Suppose you stay in this land. Then I will build you up and not tear you down. I will plant you and not uproot you. I will change my plans about the disaster I've brought on you.
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Jeremiah 42:10 GNT
"If you are willing to go on living in this land, then I will build you up and not tear you down; I will plant you and not pull you up. The destruction I brought on you has caused me great sorrow.
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Jeremiah 42:10 HNV
If you will still abide in this land, then will I build you, and not pull you down, and I will plant you, and not pluck you up; for I repent me of the evil that I have done to you.
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Jeremiah 42:10 CSB
'If you will indeed stay in this land, then I will rebuild and not demolish you, and I will plant and not uproot you, because I relent concerning the disaster that I have brought on you.
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Jeremiah 42:10 KJV
If ye will still abide in this land, then will I build you, and not pull you down , and I will plant you, and not pluck you up : for I repent me of the evil that I have done unto you.
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Jeremiah 42:10 LEB
'If only you will stay in this land, then I will build you and I will not tear [you] down, and I will plant you and I will not pluck [you] up, for I relent of the disaster that I have brought to you.
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Jeremiah 42:10 NAS
'If you will indeed stay in this land, then I will build you up and not tear you down, and I will plant you and not uproot you; for I will relent concerning the calamity that I have inflicted on you.
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Jeremiah 42:10 NCV
'If you will stay in Judah, I will build you up and not tear you down. I will plant you and not pull you up, because I am sad about the disaster I brought on you.
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Jeremiah 42:10 NIRV
He told me, 'Stay in this land. Then I will build you up. I will not tear you down. I will plant you. I will not pull you up by the roots. I am very sad that I had to bring all of this trouble on you.
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Jeremiah 42:10 NIV
'If you stay in this land, I will build you up and not tear you down; I will plant you and not uproot you, for I am grieved over the disaster I have inflicted on you.
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Jeremiah 42:10 NKJV
'If you will still remain in this land, then I will build you and not pull you down, and I will plant you and not pluck you up. For I relent concerning the disaster that I have brought upon you.
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Jeremiah 42:10 NLT
'Stay here in this land. If you do, I will build you up and not tear you down; I will plant you and not uproot you. For I am sorry for all the punishment I have had to bring upon you.
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Jeremiah 42:10 NRS
If you will only remain in this land, then I will build you up and not pull you down; I will plant you, and not pluck you up; for I am sorry for the disaster that I have brought upon you.
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Jeremiah 42:10 RSV
If you will remain in this land, then I will build you up and not pull you down; I will plant you, and not pluck you up; for I repent of the evil which I did to you.
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Jeremiah 42:10 DBY
If ye will still abide in this land, then will I build you, and not overthrow [you], and I will plant you, and not pluck [you] up; for I repent me of the evil that I have done unto you.
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Jeremiah 42:10 MSG
He says, 'If you are ready to stick it out in this land, I will build you up and not drag you down, I will plant you and not pull you up like a weed. I feel deep compassion on account of the doom I have visited on you.
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Jeremiah 42:10 WBT
If ye will still abide in this land, then will I build you, and not pull [you] down, and I will plant you, and not pluck [you] up: for I repent of the evil that I have done to you.
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Jeremiah 42:10 TMB
`If ye will still abide in this land, then will I build you and not pull you down, and I will plant you and not pluck you up; for I repent of the evil that I have done unto you.
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Jeremiah 42:10 TNIV
'If you stay in this land, I will build you up and not tear you down; I will plant you and not uproot you, for I have relented concerning the disaster I have inflicted on you.
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Jeremiah 42:10 WEB
If you will still abide in this land, then will I build you, and not pull you down, and I will plant you, and not pluck you up; for I repent me of the evil that I have done to you.
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Jeremiah 42:10 WYC
If ye rest, and dwell in this land, I shall build you, and I shall not destroy; I shall plant, and I shall not draw out; for now I am pleased on the evil which I did to you. (If ye rest, and live in this land, I shall build you, and I shall not destroy you; I shall plant you, and I shall not draw you out; for now I repent for the evil which I have done to you.)
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Jeremiah 42:10 YLT
`If ye do certainly dwell in this land, then I have builded you up, and I throw not down; and I have planted you, and I pluck not up; for I have repented concerning the evil that I have done to you.
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Jeremiah 42 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 42

Johanan desires Jeremiah to ask counsel of God. (1-6) They are assured of safety in Judea, but of destruction in Egypt. (7-22)

Verses 1-6 To serve a turn, Jeremiah is sought out, and the captains ask for his assistance. In every difficult, doubtful case, we must look to God for direction; and we may still, in faith, pray to be guided by a spirit of wisdom in our hearts, and the leadings of Providence. We do not truly desire to know the mind of God, if we do not fully resolve to comply with it when we know it. Many promise to do what the Lord requires, while they hope to have their pride flattered, and their favourite lusts spared. Yet something betrays the state of their hearts.

Verses 7-22 If we would know the mind of the Lord in doubtful cases, we must wait as well as pray. God is ever ready to return in mercy to those he has afflicted; and he never rejects any who rely on his promises. He has declared enough to silence even the causeless fears of his people, which discourge them in the way of duty. Whatever loss or suffering we may fear from obedience, is provided against in God's word; and he will protect and deliver all who trust in him and serve him. It is folly to quit our place, especially to quit a holy land, because we meet with trouble in it. And the evils we think to escape by sin, we certainly bring upon ourselves. We may apply this to the common troubles of life; and those who think to avoid them by changing their place, will find that the grievances common to men will meet them wherever they go. Sinners who dissemble with God in solemn professions especially should be rebuked with sharpness; for their actions speak more plainly than words. We know not what is good for ourselves; and what we are most fond of, and have our hearts most set upon, often proves hurtful, and sometimes fatal.

Jeremiah 42 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 42

Jeremiah 42:1-22 . THE JEWS AND JOHANAN INQUIRE OF GOD, THROUGH JEREMIAH, AS TO GOING TO EGYPT, PROMISING OBEDIENCE TO HIS WILL. THEIR SAFETY ON CONDITION OF STAYING IN JUDEA, AND THEIR DESTRUCTION IN THE EVENT OF GOING TO EGYPT, ARE FORETOLD. THEM HYPOCRISY IN ASKING FOR COUNSEL WHICH THEY MEANT NOT TO FOLLOW, IF CONTRARY TO THEIR OWN DETERMINATION, IS REPROVED.

2. Jeremiah--He probably was one of the number carried off from Mizpah, and dwelt with Johanan ( Jeremiah 41:16 ). Hence the expression is, "came near" ( Jeremiah 42:1 ), not "sent."
Let . . . supplication be accepted--literally, "fall" Jeremiah 37:20 ).
pray for us--( Genesis 20:7 , Isaiah 37:4 , 5:16 ).
thy God--( Jeremiah 42:5 ). The Jews use this form to express their belief in the peculiar relation in which Jeremiah stood to God as His accredited prophet. Jeremiah in his reply reminds them that God is their God ("your God") as well as his as being the covenant people ( Jeremiah 42:4 ). They in turn acknowledge this in Jeremiah 42:6 , "the Lord our God."
few of many--as had been foretold ( Leviticus 26:22 ).

3. They consulted God, like many, not so much to know what was right, as wishing Him to authorize what they had already determined on, whether agreeable to His will or not. So Ahab in consulting Micaiah ( 1 Kings 22:13 ). Compare Jeremiah's answer ( Jeremiah 42:4 ) with Micaiah's ( 1 Kings 22:14 ).

4. I have heard--that is, I accede to your request.
your God--Being His by adoption, ye are not your own, and are bound to whatever He wills ( Exodus 19:5 Exodus 19:6 1 Corinthians 6:19 1 Corinthians 6:20 ).
answer you--that is, through me.
keep nothing back--( 1 Samuel 3:18 , Acts 20:20 ).

5. Lord be a true . . . witness--( Genesis 31:50 , Psalms 89:37 , Revelation 1:5 , 3:14 , 19:11 ).

6. evil--not moral evil, which God cannot command ( James 1:13 ), but what may be disagreeable and hard to us. Piety obeys God, without questioning, at all costs. See the instance defective in this, that it obeyed only so far as was agreeable to itself ( 1 Samuel 15:3 1 Samuel 15:9 1 Samuel 15:13-15 1 Samuel 15:20-23 ).

7. ten days--Jeremiah did not speak of himself, but waited God's time and revelation, showing the reality of his inspiration. Man left to himself would have given an immediate response to the people, who were impatient of delay. The delay was designed to test the sincerity of their professed willingness to obey, and that they should have full time to deliberate ( Deuteronomy 8:2 ). True obedience bows to God's time, as well as His way and will.

10. If ye . . . abide--namely, under the Babylonian authority, to which God hath appointed that all should be subject ( Daniel 2:37 Daniel 2:38 ). To resist was to resist God.
build . . . plant--metaphor for, I will firmly establish you ( Jeremiah 24:6 ).
I repent . . . of the evil--( Jeremiah 18:8 , Deuteronomy 32:36 ). I am satisfied with the punishment I have inflicted on you, if only you add not a new offense [GROTIUS]. God is said to "repent," when He alters His outward ways of dealing.

12. show mercies--rather, I will excite (in him) feelings of mercy towards you [CALVIN].
cause you to return--permit you to return to the peaceable enjoyment of the possessions from which you are wishing to withdraw through fear of the Chaldeans. By departing in disobedience they should incur the very evils they wished thereby to escape; and by staying they should gain the blessings which they feared to lose by doing so.

13. if ye say, &c.--avowed rebellion against God, who had often ( Deuteronomy 17:16 ), as now, forbidden their going to Egypt, lest they should be entangled in its idolatry.

14. where we shall see no war--Here they betray their impiety in not believing God's promise ( Jeremiah 42:10 Jeremiah 42:11 ), as if He were a liar ( 1 John 5:10 ).

15. wholly set your faces--firmly resolve ( Luke 9:51 ) in spite of all warnings ( Jeremiah 44:12 ).

16. sword, which ye feared, shall overtake you--The very evils we think to escape by sin, we bring on ourselves thereby. What our hearts are most set on often proves fatal to us. Those who think to escape troubles by changing their place will find them wherever they go ( Ezekiel 11:8 ). The "sword" here is that of Nebuchadnezzar, who fulfilled the prediction in his expedition to Africa (according to MEGASTHENES, a heathen writer),300 B.C.

17. all the men--excepting the "small number" mentioned ( Jeremiah 44:14 Jeremiah 44:28 ); namely, those who were forced into Egypt against their will, Jeremiah, Baruch, &c., and those who took Jeremiah's advice and fled from Egypt before the arrival of the Chaldeans.

18. As mine anger, &c.--As ye have already, to your sorrow, found Me true to My word, so shall ye again ( Jeremiah 7:20 , 18:16 ).
shall see this place no more--Ye shall not return to Judea, as those shall who have been removed to Babylon.

19. I have admonished--literally, "testified," that is, solemnly admonished, having yourselves as My witnesses; so that if ye perish, ye yourselves will have to confess that it was through your own fault, not through ignorance, ye perished.

20. dissembled in your hearts--rather, "ye have used deceit against your (own) souls." It is not God, but yourselves, whom ye deceive, to your own ruin, by your own dissimulation ( Galatians 6:7 ) [CALVIN]. But the words following accord best with English Version, ye have dissembled in your hearts God for you.

21. declared it--namely, the divine will.
I . . . but ye--antithesis. I have done my part; but ye do not yours. It is no fault of mine that ye act not rightly.

22. sojourn--for a time, until they could return to their country. They expected, therefore, to be restored, in spite of God's prediction to the contrary.