Jeremiah 3:3

“Therefore the showers have been withholden, and there hath been no latter rain; and thou hadst a whore's forehead, thou refusedst to be ashamed.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore the showres haue bin withholden, and there hath bene no latter raine, and thou haddest a whores forehead, thou refusedst to be ashamed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Therefore the showers have been withheld, And there has been no spring rain. Yet you had a harlot's forehead; You refused to be ashamed.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Therefore the showers have been withholden, and there hath been no latter rain; yet thou hast a harlot's forehead, thou refusedst to be ashamed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So the showers have been kept back, and there has been no spring rain; still your brow is the brow of a loose woman, you will not let yourself be shamed.
- Basic English Bible

And the showers have been withholden, and there hath been no latter rain; but thou hast a harlot's forehead, thou refusest to be ashamed.
- Darby Bible

Therefore the showers have been withheld, and there hath been no latter rain? and thou hadst a harlot's forehead, thou refusedst to be ashamed.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore the showers have been withheld, and there has been no latter rain; yet you have a prostitute's forehead, you refused to be ashamed.
- World English Bible

And withheld are showers, and gathered rain hath not been. The forehead of a whorish woman thou hast, Thou hast refused to be ashamed.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Therefore the showers have been withheld, and there hath been no latter rain; yet thou hadst a harlot's forehead, thou refusedst to be ashamed.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 3:3


3:3 A whore's forehead - For all this, thou didst still remain obstinate, as ashamed of nothing.


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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