Jeremiah 3:1

“They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man's, shall he return unto her again? shall not that land be greatly polluted? but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, saith the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

They say; If a man put away his wife, and she goe from him, and become another mans, shall hee returne vnto her againe? shall not that land be greatly polluted? but thou hast played the harlot with many louers; yet returne againe to me, saith the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{God} says, "If a husband divorces his wife And she goes from him And belongs to another man, Will he still return to her? Will not that land be completely polluted? But you are a harlot {with} many lovers; Yet you turn to Me, declares the LORD."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man's, will he return unto her again? will not that land be greatly polluted? But thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, saith Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They say, If a man puts away his wife and she goes from him and becomes another man's, will he go back to her again? will not that land have been made unclean? but though you have been acting like a loose woman with a number of lovers, will you now come back to me? says the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man's, shall he return unto her again? Would not that land be utterly polluted? But thou hast committed fornication with many lovers; yet return to me, saith Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

They say, If a man shall put away his wife, and she shall go from him, and become another man's, shall he return to her again? shall not that land be greatly polluted? but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, saith the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

They say, 'If a man puts away his wife, and she goes from him, and become another man's, will he return to her again?' Wouldn't that land be greatly polluted? But you have played the prostitute with many lovers; yet return again to me, says Yahweh.
- World English Bible

Saying, `Lo, one sendeth away his wife, And she hath gone from him, And she hath been to another man, Doth he turn back unto her again? Greatly defiled is not that land? And thou hast committed whoredom with many lovers, And turn again to Me, an affirmation of Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

...saying: If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man's, may he return unto her again? Will not that land be greatly polluted? But thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; and wouldest thou yet return to Me? saith the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 3:1


3:1 Shall be - He cannot take her again according to the law, #Deut 24:1 |- 4. Yet I am ready to be reconciled to you. Polluted - Would not so great a sin greatly pollute a nation? Many - Not with one only, but many idols.


Discussion for Jeremiah 3

  • Bryan McCloud
    I love verse 15. We have so many called pastors out here who claim that God has called them to preach, but in reality they are in it for the money. These pastors don't care about people souls. I thank God though for the few pastors whom He has called according to His heart who will feed his flock with knowledge and understanding.
  • Lorie
    I don't understand Jeremiah 3:3. Can you please explain to me? Thank you
  • Lori Mouton
    This chapter shows how we can find ourselves out of God's will. The children of Israel thought they were hidden because they still had a cover of religious practices. Their hearts were far from God, they found themselves loving other things more than God. I love how God showed his unfailing ability to change Israel's heart to restore and to bring them back in right standing with him.
  • first we should know what is GOD HEART DESIRE? hebrew 8 v 10 from bible . HIS HEART desire is to be save by obeying HIS commandments and faith in jesus. GOD will give pastors that will teach HIS laws and commandment. not prosperity preachers.
  • Harold John Pillay for verse 15
    This is such a spectacular verse more especially now in the end times to people who are doubting the preaching out there. This verse secures and reassures people that Gods Word will prevail, God will prevail and that we are safe because God has appointed someone after His heart to tend to us like a Shepherd His sheep, great stuff hey
  • what this means to me is that God has already chosen and has annointed pastors as his own heart desires...that they will fulfill his will in bringing knowledge an understanding to his people

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