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Jeremiah 31:36

    Jeremiah 31:36 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    If those ordinances depart from before me, said the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    If these ordinances depart from before me, saith Jehovah, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If the order of these things before me is ever broken, says the Lord, then will the seed of Israel come to an end as a nation before me for ever.

    Webster's Revision

    If these ordinances depart from before me, saith Jehovah, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.

    World English Bible

    If these ordinances depart from before me, says Yahweh, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me forever.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    If these ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 31:36

    If those ordinances - As sure as the sun shall give light to the day, and the moon to the night, so surely shall the Jews continue to be a distinct people. The same thing is expressed in other words in the next verse. Hitherto this prophecy has been literally fulfilled; the Jews are still a distinct people from all the dwellers upon earth. Every attempt that has been made in any country to naturalize and unite them with the people of that country, has proved abortive. The well-circumstanced attempt made this year (1830) in England, when the strongest interest was excited in their behalf, has also utterly failed. And why? Because of God's purpose expressed in Jeremiah 31:35-37 of the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 31:36

    If those - If these. From the uniformity of God's operations in the material world, the prophet deduces the certainty of a similar uniformity in God's dealings with man in things spiritual.

    A nation - A people. Israel has long ceased to be a nation, but it still exists as a numerous, influential, and distinct people. In Matthew 28:19-20 Jeremiah's prophecy receives its Christian application, and Israel becomes the Church, with the promise of perpetual existence. It has no national existence, but its members ought to be a strongly marked people, refusing to be merged in the world, while everywhere they pervade and influence it.