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Jeremiah 3

CEB 1 If a man divorces his wife, and after she leaves him marries another, can he return to her again? Wouldn't such an act completely corrupt the land? Yet you have prostituted yourself with many lovers. Would you return to me? declares the LORD. NRS 1 If a man divorces his wife and she goes from him and becomes another man's wife, will he return to her? Would not such a land be greatly polluted? You have played the whore with many lovers; and would you return to me? says the Lord. CEB 2 Look to the well-traveled paths and see! Where haven't you committed adultery? On the roadsides you sit in wait for lovers, like a nomad in the wilderness. You have corrupted the land with your cheap and reckless behavior. NRS 2 Look up to the bare heights, and see! Where have you not been lain with? By the waysides you have sat waiting for lovers, like a nomad in the wilderness. You have polluted the land with your whoring and wickedness. CEB 3 That's why the showers have failed and the spring rains have ceased. Still you act like a brazen prostitute who refuses to blush. NRS 3 Therefore the showers have been withheld, and the spring rain has not come; yet you have the forehead of a whore, you refuse to be ashamed. CEB 4 At the same time you say to me, "My father, my friend since youth, NRS 4 Have you not just now called to me, "My Father, you are the friend of my youth— CEB 5 will you stay angry forever? Will you continue to be furious?" This is what you say while you do as much evil as you possibly can. NRS 5 will he be angry forever, will he be indignant to the end?" This is how you have spoken, but you have done all the evil that you could. CEB 6 During the rule of King Josiah, the LORD said to me: Have you noticed what unfaithful Israel has done? She's gone about looking for lovers on top of every high hill and under every lush tree. NRS 6 The Lord said to me in the days of King Josiah: Have you seen what she did, that faithless one, Israel, how she went up on every high hill and under every green tree, and played the whore there? CEB 7 I thought that after she had done all this she would return to me, but she didn't. Her disloyal sister Judah saw this. NRS 7 And I thought, "After she has done all this she will return to me"; but she did not return, and her false sister Judah saw it. CEB 8 She also saw that I sent unfaithful Israel away with divorce papers because of all her acts of unfaithfulness; yet disloyal sister Judah was not afraid but kept on playing the prostitute. NRS 8 She saw that for all the adulteries of that faithless one, Israel, I had sent her away with a decree of divorce; yet her false sister Judah did not fear, but she too went and played the whore. CEB 9 She didn't think twice about corrupting the land and committing adultery with stone and tree. NRS 9 Because she took her whoredom so lightly, she polluted the land, committing adultery with stone and tree. CEB 10 Yet even after all this, disloyal sister Judah didn't return to me with all her heart but only insincerely, declares the LORD. NRS 10 Yet for all this her false sister Judah did not return to me with her whole heart, but only in pretense, says the Lord. CEB 11 Then the LORD said to me: Unfaithful Israel is less guilty than disloyal Judah. NRS 11 Then the Lord said to me: Faithless Israel has shown herself less guilty than false Judah. CEB 12 Go proclaim these words to the north and say: Return, unfaithful Israel, declares the LORD. I won't reject you, for I'm faithful, declares the LORD; I won't stay angry forever. NRS 12 Go, and proclaim these words toward the north, and say: Return, faithless Israel, says the Lord. I will not look on you in anger, for I am merciful, says the Lord; I will not be angry forever. CEB 13 Only acknowledge your wrongdoing: how you have rebelled against the LORD your God, and given yourself to strangers under every lush tree and haven't obeyed me, declares the LORD. NRS 13 Only acknowledge your guilt, that you have rebelled against the Lord your God, and scattered your favors among strangers under every green tree, and have not obeyed my voice, says the Lord. CEB 14 Return, rebellious children, declares the LORD, for I'm your husband. I'll gather you— one from a city and two from a tribe— and bring you back to Zion. NRS 14 Return, O faithless children, says the Lord, for I am your master; I will take you, one from a city and two from a family, and I will bring you to Zion. CEB 15 I will appoint shepherds with whom I'm pleased, and they will lead you with knowledge and understanding. NRS 15 I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding. CEB 16 And in those days, when your numbers have greatly increased in the land, declares the LORD, people will no longer talk about the LORD's covenant chest; they won't recall or remember it; they won't even miss it or try to build another one. NRS 16 And when you have multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, says the Lord, they shall no longer say, "The ark of the covenant of the Lord." It shall not come to mind, or be remembered, or missed; nor shall another one be made. CEB 17 At that time, they will call Jerusalem the LORD's throne, and all nations will gather there to honor the LORD's name. No longer will they follow their own willful and evil hearts. NRS 17 At that time Jerusalem shall be called the throne of the Lord, and all nations shall gather to it, to the presence of the Lord in Jerusalem, and they shall no longer stubbornly follow their own evil will. CEB 18 In those days the people of Judah and Israel will leave the north together for the land that I gave their ancestors as an inheritance. NRS 18 In those days the house of Judah shall join the house of Israel, and together they shall come from the land of the north to the land that I gave your ancestors for a heritage. CEB 19 I thought to myself, How wonderful it would be to treat you like children and give you a beautiful land, an inheritance unrivaled among the nations. And I thought, You will call me father, and you won't turn away from me. NRS 19 I thought how I would set you among my children, and give you a pleasant land, the most beautiful heritage of all the nations. And I thought you would call me, My Father, and would not turn from following me. CEB 20 But as a woman betrays her lover, so you, people of Israel, have betrayed me, declares the LORD. NRS 20 Instead, as a faithless wife leaves her husband, so you have been faithless to me, O house of Israel, says the Lord. CEB 21 A voice is heard on the well-traveled paths; it's the crying and pleading of the people of Israel, who have lost their way and forgotten the LORD their God. NRS 21 A voice on the bare heights is heard, the plaintive weeping of Israel's children, because they have perverted their way, they have forgotten the Lord their God: CEB 22 Return, rebellious children, and I will heal your rebellion. "Here we are; we come to you, for you are the LORD our God. NRS 22 Return, O faithless children, I will heal your faithlessness. "Here we come to you; for you are the Lord our God. CEB 23 Surely what happens on the hills is a waste, as is the uproar on the mountains. Only in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel. NRS 23 Truly the hills are a delusion, the orgies on the mountains. Truly in the Lord our God is the salvation of Israel. CEB 24 From our youth, shame has devoured the fruit of our parents' labor— their flocks and herds, as well as their sons and daughters. NRS 24 "But from our youth the shameful thing has devoured all for which our ancestors had labored, their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters. CEB 25 Let's lie down in our shame. Let our dishonor cover us, for we have sinned against the LORD our God, both we and our ancestors, from our youth to this very day. We have disobeyed the voice of the LORD our God." NRS 25 Let us lie down in our shame, and let our dishonor cover us; for we have sinned against the Lord our God, we and our ancestors, from our youth even to this day; and we have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God."

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