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Jeremiah 3:22

    Jeremiah 3:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art the LORD our God.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Return, you backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we come to you; for you are the LORD our God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Return, ye backsliding children, I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we are come unto thee; for thou art Jehovah our God.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Come back, you children who have been turned away, and I will take away your desire for wandering. See, we have come to you, for you are the Lord our God.

    Webster's Revision

    Return, ye backsliding children, I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we are come unto thee; for thou art Jehovah our God.

    World English Bible

    Return, you backsliding children, I will heal your backsliding. "Behold, we have come to you; for you are Yahweh our God.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Return, ye backsliding children, I will heal your backslidings, Behold, we are come unto thee; for thou art the LORD our God.

    Definitions for Jeremiah 3:22

    Art - "Are"; second person singular.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 3:22

    Return, ye backsliding children - This they gladly receive, and with one voice make their confession to him: "Behold, we come unto thee, for thou art Jehovah our God;" and thence to the end of the chapter, show the reasons why they return unto God.

    1. Because he is the true God.

    2. Because the idols did not profit them: they could give no help in time of trouble.

    3. Because it is the prerogative of God alone to give salvation.

    4. Because they had no kind of prosperity since they had abandoned the worship of their Maker. And this was not only their case, but it was the case of their forefathers, who all suffered in consequence of their idolatry and disobedience.

    5. These reasons are concluded with a hearty confession of sin, at the thought of which they are confounded; for the remembrance of their sin was grievous to them, and the burden was intolerable. This confession ended, God appears in the next chapter with gracious promises, and proper directions how they are to return, and how to conduct themselves in future.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 3:22

    Yahweh's answer to their prayer in Jeremiah 3:21 is immediately followed by their acceptance of the offer of divine mercy.

    For - Rather, because ... This profession of faith gives the reason why they return to Yahweh. The whole description is most graphically conceived. The people weeping upon the hills: God's gracious voice bidding them return: the glad cry of the penitents exclaiming that they come: the profession of faith won from them by the divine love; these form altogether a most touching picture of a national repentance.