Jeremiah 31:9

“They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I leade them: I will cause them to walke by the riuers of waters, in a straight way wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my first borne.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"With weeping they will come, And by supplication I will lead them; I will make them walk by streams of waters, On a straight path in which they will not stumble; For I am a father to Israel, And Ephraim is My firstborn."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They shall come with weeping; and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by rivers of waters, in a straight way wherein they shall not stumble; for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my first-born.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They will come with weeping, and going before them I will be their guide: guiding them by streams of water in a straight way where there is no falling: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is the first of my sons.
- Basic English Bible

They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them; I will cause them to walk by water-brooks, in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble; for I will be a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.
- Darby Bible

They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my first-born.
- Webster's Bible

They shall come with weeping; and with petitions will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by rivers of waters, in a straight way in which they shall not stumble; for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.
- World English Bible

With weeping they come in, And with supplications I bring them, I cause them to go unto streams of waters, In a right way -- they stumble not in it, For I have been to Israel for a father, And Ephraim -- My first-born [is] he.
- Youngs Literal Bible

They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them; I will cause them to walk by rivers of waters, in a straight way wherein they shall not stumble; for I am become a father to Israel, and Ephraim is My first-born.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 31:9


31:9 With weeping - Some think that it had been better translated, they went weeping; for though the verb be the future tense in the Hebrew, yet that tense has often the signification of the preterperfect tense, thus it answereth, #Psa 126:5|,6. He that goeth forth weeping, bearing precious seed, shalt doubtless come again rejoicing. There is a weeping for joy, as well as for sorrow, and thus the text corresponds with that, #Zech 12:10|. I will pour upon them the spirit of grace and supplications, and they shall look upon him whom they have pierced, and mourn. By rivers - And they shall have no want as they had when they came out of Egypt, through the wilderness, where they often wanted water.


Discussion for Jeremiah 31

  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 5:34 BUT I RECEIVE NOT TESTIMONY FROM MAN BUT THESE THINGS I SAY THAT YOU MIGHT BE SAVED TITUS 2:11FOR THE GRACE OF GOD THAT BRINGETH SALVATION HATH APPEARED TO ALL MEN --2:12-- TEACHING US --- THAT DENYING UNGODLINESS AND WORDLY LUSTS WE SHOULD LIVE SOBERLY RIGHTEOUSLY AND GODLY IN THIS PRESENT WORLD
  • Steve morrow
    --- iF --- you are a child of God --- 1john 3:10 in this the children of GOD are manifest and the children of the devil whosoever --- doeth not --- righteousness is not of GOD neither he that Loveth not his brother
  • David Davies
    V34, When we are saved by God's Grace, we can rest knowing that ours sins are forgiving and that He will Never Remember them Again. We are promised in Revelation 20 that our sins are forgiven and forgotten and our name is put into the "book of life"
  • BSP
    In verse 31 a new covenant was foretold. The nation of Israel had broken the Law covenant so a new covenant was foretold.
  • Bobby Earl Epinger
    The Almighty God made the first Covenant with Israel and Jeremiah 31:31 clearly states that He will make The New Covenant with Israel also. Because Salvation comes from and is of the Jewish people through our Savior Jesus, Who is The Christ and Savior not only in this world, but also in the world that is to come.
  • Terence
    In times of weakness Jesus is always there to streghthen us...He turns sorrow into Joy and our mournings into dancing ...How great and faithful He is to us!He deserve to be praise and worship the true King Jesus!

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