Jeremiah 31:20

Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spake against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, saith the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Is Ephraim my deare sonne? is he a pleasant child? for since I spake against him, I doe earnestly remember him still: therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely haue mercy vpon him, saith the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Is Ephraim My dear son? Is he a delightful child? Indeed, as often as I have spoken against him, I certainly {still} remember him; Therefore My heart yearns for him; I will surely have mercy on him, declares the LORD."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a darling child? for as often as I speak against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my heart yearneth for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, saith Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Is Ephraim my dear son? is he the child of my delight? for whenever I say things against him, I still keep him in my memory: so my heart is troubled for him; I will certainly have mercy on him, says the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

Is Ephraim a dear son unto me? is he a child of delights? For whilst I have been speaking against him, I do constantly remember him still. Therefore my bowels are troubled for him: I will certainly have mercy upon him, saith Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spoke against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, saith the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a darling child? for as often as I speak against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my heart yearns for him; I will surely have mercy on him, says Yahweh.
- World English Bible

A precious son is Ephraim to Me? A child of delights? For since My speaking against him, I do thoroughly remember him still, Therefore have My bowels been moved for him, I do greatly love him, An affirmation of Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Is Ephraim a darling son unto Me? Is he a child that is dandled? For as often as I speak of him, I do earnestly remember him still; therefore My heart yearneth for him, I will surely have compassion upon him, saith the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 31:20


31:20 For since - From the time I spake against him by my threatenings, I remember him with the affection and compassion of a father.


Discussion for Jeremiah 31:20

  • One of my favorite verses in the bible. Time and time again it has given me hope when I have failed God...God loves his children and yearns for them when they fail, that is why we should NEVER GIVE UP!

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