Jeremiah 3:21

“A voice was heard upon the high places, weeping and supplications of the children of Israel: for they have perverted their way, and they have forgotten the LORD their God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A voice was heard vpon the high places, weeping and supplications of the children of Israel: for they haue peruerted their way, and they haue forgotten the Lord their God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A voice is heard on the bare heights, The weeping {and} the supplications of the sons of Israel; Because they have perverted their way, They have forgotten the LORD their God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A voice is heard upon the bare heights, the weeping `and' the supplications of the children of Israel; because they have perverted their way, they have forgotten Jehovah their God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A voice is sounding on the open hilltops, the weeping and the prayers of the children of Israel; because their way is twisted, they have not kept the Lord their God in mind.
- Basic English Bible

A voice is heard upon the heights, the weeping supplications of the children of Israel; for they have perverted their way, they have forgotten Jehovah their God.
- Darby Bible

A voice was heard upon the high places, weeping and supplications of the children of Israel: for they have perverted their way, and they have forgotten the LORD their God.
- Webster's Bible

A voice is heard on the bare heights, the weeping [and] the petitions of the children of Israel; because they have perverted their way, they have forgotten Yahweh their God.
- World English Bible

A voice on high places is heard -- weeping, Supplications of the sons of Israel, For they have made perverse their way, They have forgotten Jehovah their God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Hark! upon the high hills is heard the suppliant weeping of the children of Israel; for that they have perverted their way, they have forgotten the LORD their God.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 3:21


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.


Discussion for Jeremiah 3

  • Irene123
    V.1 - has got to be almost the STRONGEST scripture of highlighting God's love in the whole Bible; but no, His crucifixtion in His body as Jesus was the strongest (I'm tired, can't think of the word I need, sorry).
  • BSP
    Verse 22 shows how merciful Jehovah God truly is. He invited those who wronged him to come to him and he would heal them.
  • Marsha
    I left God and the faith and want him to take me back, I did evil against him and toward him. I can not get back. I do not want God wrath
  • Irene123
    2 Chron. 7:13 - If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; Jer. 3:3 - Therefore the showers hath been withholden, and there hath been no latter rain;
  • Kurt C.
    These verses show a blessed nation under God (Israel) that became world driven. They trade evil lusts and deeds for the one true God. Now under Satanic influences this danger cannot be overstated. God pleads with them to come back to him.The USA is now under these same forces. God blessed our country and now our leaders are the harlot who needs to come back to God. Pray for our government!
  • Irene123
    When I first read v. 1 - I wept. A picture of a man who so loves his wife, that even though she is unfaithful to him - he will take her back. Jeremiah was the 'weeping' prophet - and he made me cry.

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