Jeremiah 42:6

“Whether it be good, or whether it be evil, we will obey the voice of the LORD our God, to whom we send thee; that it may be well with us, when we obey the voice of the LORD our God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Whether it be good, or whether it be euill, we will obey the voice of the Lord our God, to whom we send thee, that it may be well with vs, when we obey the voice of the Lord our God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Whether {it} is pleasant or unpleasant, we will listen to the voice of the LORD our God to whom we are sending you, so that it may go well with us when we listen to the voice of the LORD our God."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Whether it be good, or whether it be evil, we will obey the voice of Jehovah our God, to whom we send thee; that it may be well with us, when we obey the voice of Jehovah our God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If it is good or if it is evil, we will be guided by the voice of the Lord our God, to whom we are sending you; so that it may be well for us when we give ear to the voice of the Lord our God.
- Basic English Bible

Whether it be good or whether it be evil, we will hearken unto the voice of Jehovah our God, to whom we send thee; that it may be well with us when we hearken unto the voice of Jehovah our God.
- Darby Bible

Whether it be good, or whether it be evil, we will obey the voice of the LORD our God, to whom we send thee; that it may be well with us, when we obey the voice of the LORD our God.
- Webster's Bible

Whether it be good, or whether it be evil, we will obey the voice of Yahweh our God, to whom we send you; that it may be well with us, when we obey the voice of Yahweh our God.
- World English Bible

Whether good or evil, to the voice of Jehovah our God, to whom we are sending thee, we do hearken; because it is good for us when we hearken to the voice of Jehovah our God.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Whether it be good, or whether it be evil, we will hearken to the voice of the LORD our God, to whom we send thee; that it may be well with us, when we hearken to the voice of the LORD our God.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 42:6


42:6 Good or evil - Whether grateful or ungrateful to us.


Discussion for Jeremiah 42

  • A disciple
    THIS people, who feign themselves humble and seeking the LORD, but have already set their minds upon the fantasies of their own hearts instead of having a true and understanding heart, or to at all be converted and to obey and fear the voice of the LORD; even they shall be the cause for this whole Nation to perish; because they know not me and do not seek me, saith the LORD; and I know not them.
  • Andrew
    Some people will ask for Godly advise just for a show -- if it agrees with their decision, they will follow, but if it disagrees, they will follow their decision anyhow. God judges on the heart, they think they can fool God.
  • Jeremiah waited for 10 days, to receive a word from the Lord for the people.
    He waited patiently, and the word came.
    Today, we're so impatient with God, it is "God, now or never!"
    We can take a cue from Jeremiah.
    If we wait patiently on God when it comes to sensitive issues, God would lead and we won't make mistakes.
  • Jeremiah waited for 10 days, to receive a word from the Lord for the people.
    He waited patiently, and the word came.
    Today, we're so impatient with God, it is "God, now or never!"
    We can take a cue from Jeremiah.
    If we wait patiently on God when it comes to sensitive issues, God would lead and we won't make mistakes.

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