Jeremiah 3:20

“Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Jeremiah 3:20

Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband: so haue you dealt treacherously with mee, O house of Israel, saith the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Surely, as a woman treacherously departs from her lover, So you have dealt treacherously with Me, O house of Israel, declares the LORD."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Truly, as a wife is false to her husband, so have you been false to me, O Israel, says the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

Surely [as] a woman treacherously departeth from her companion, so have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

Surely as a wife treacherously departs from her husband, so you have dealt treacherously with me, house of Israel, says Yahweh.
- World English Bible

But -- a woman hath deceived her friend, So ye have dealt treacherously with Me, O house of Israel, an affirmation of Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so have ye dealt treacherously with Me, O house of Israel, saith the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Jeremiah 3:20

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 3:20


3:18 Judah - The two kingdoms shall become one. Shall come - Of their captivity, a promise of their enjoying again their ancient possession at their last conversion.

3:19 Put - Esteem thee as my child, 'till thou give some proof, of thy repentance. Give thee - How shall I put thee into possession of that pleasant land. Of nations - Great hosts and multitudes of nations, or Gentiles, that shall be joined to them in the gospel church. Thou shalt - On this condition, that thou wilt own me, and not return any more to idols.

3:21 A voice - Here the prophet seems to express Israel's repentance. Forgotten - This expresses, rather the matter or their prayer, than the cause of it.


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