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Jeremiah 31:19

    Jeremiah 31:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote on my thigh: I was ashamed, yes, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Truly, after I had been turned, I had regret for my ways; and after I had got knowledge, I made signs of sorrow: I was put to shame, truly, I was covered with shame, because I had to undergo the shame of my early years.

    Webster's Revision

    Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.

    World English Bible

    Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I struck on my thigh: I was ashamed, yes, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.

    Definitions for Jeremiah 31:19

    Reproach - Disgrace; shame.
    Yea - Yes; certainly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 31:19

    After that I was turned - Converted from my sin, folly, and idolatry.

    I repented - To conviction of sin, I now added contrition for sin. Conviction, in this sense of the word, must precede contrition or repentance. As soon as a man sees himself lost and undone, he is convicted of sin; when convicted, he begins to mourn. Thus contrition follows conviction.

    I smote upon my thigh - My sorrow grew deeper and deeper; I smote upon my thigh through the extremity of my distress. This was a usual sign of deep affliction. See Ezekiel 21:12. It was the same among the ancient Greeks. So Homer: -

    Ως εφατ' αυταρ Αρης θαλερω πεπληγετο μηρω

    Χερσι καταπρηνεσσ,ολοφυρομενος δε προσηυδα.

    IL. lib. 15:113.

    "She spake: and with expanded arms, his thighs

    Smiting, thus sorrowful, the god exclaimed."

    Cowper.

    - αυταρ Αχιλλευς

    Μηρω πληξαμενος Πατροκληα προσεειπεν.

    IL. lib. 16:124.

    "Achilles saw it, smote his thigh, and said."

    Cowper.

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    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 31:19

    After that I was turned - i. e., after I had turned away from Thee. In Jeremiah 31:18 it has the sense of turning to God.

    Instructed - Brought to my senses by suffering. The smiting upon the thigh is a sign of sorrow. Compare Ezekiel 21:17.

    The reproach of my youth - i. e., the shame brought upon me by sins of my youth.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 31:19

    31:19 Surely - After God had changed our hearts, we repented. I smote - After God had instructed us, by his prophets, by our afflictions, and by his Holy Spirit, we smote upon our thighs in testimony of our sorrow. The reproach - The just punishment of the sins which I had long ago committed.

    Verses Related to Jeremiah 31:19

    Revelation 2:5 - Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
    2 Corinthians 7:10 - For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
    Revelation 3:3 - Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.