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

  • Lorie
    I don't understand Jeremiah 3:3. Can you please explain to me? Thank you
  • 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
  • John
    the new testament tells us that the law ends in christ. therefore let no manjudge in New Moons Sabbath day 's holydays feast days ..how can the eskimos keep the Sabbath ??the old law was a shadow of things to come. we are not under the law.. under grace.Jesus and the apostles and many others gathered on the first day of the week as well as other days.nowhere in the New Testament can I find a commandment for us to keep the Sabbath
  • William claggett
    this book is very rich and powerful
  • Rev. Autrey
    We can 't understand the Lord 's Prayer until we understand that Jesus is talking about himself as the God the Jews knew as their Father. They called him YHWH GOD or the I AM, based on the knowledge Moses Gave them. But Paul said that that God was Chirst. 'For they all drank from the same miraclous rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ. ' Listen to what Jesus as God said to the people in Jeremiah 3. 'I thought to myself, I would love to treat you as my own children! I wanted nothing more than to give you this beautiful land, the finest inheritance in the world. I looked forward to you calling me Father. ... ' The point is, Jesus is telling the Jews, and us, too, that he is God, coming to save his people. And until we accept him this way, we can have no salvation. Then what of THE FATHER? THE FATHER was not known to us until Jesus made him known during his ministry. Jesus was saying to us that there is another personality of God besies me. He is THE FATHER, and I want you to know him. But tell him I sent you. He loves you dearly and cares for you just as much as I do. But do not try to use him to bypass me. I am the way God speaks to you and always will be. Come unto me to be saved. Yes, call on my name and I will save you. Jesus loves you!

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