Jeremiah 4:3



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For thus says the LORD to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem, "Break up your fallow ground, And do not sow among thorns.

King James Version

For thus saith the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.

Holman Bible

For this is what the Lord says to the men of Judah and Jerusalem: Break up the unplowed ground; do not sow among the thorns.

International Standard Version

For this is what the LORD says to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, "Break up your unplowed ground, and don't sow among thorns.

American Standard Version

For thus saith Jehovah to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.

Amplified

For thus says the Lord to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem: Break up your ground left uncultivated for a season, so that you may not sow among thorns.

Bible in Basic English

For this is what the Lord says to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem: Get your unworked land ploughed up, do not put in your seeds among thorns.

Darby Translation

For thus saith Jehovah to the men of Judah and Jerusalem: Break up for you a fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For thus has the LORD said to every man of Judah and of Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and do not sow among thorns.

Julia Smith Translation

For thus said Jehovah to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem, Break up to you the fallow ground, and ye shall not sow to thorns.

King James 2000

For thus says the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For thus says Yahweh to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem, "Break up for yourselves prepared virgin soil, and you must not sow among thornbushes.

Modern King James verseion

For so says Jehovah to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and do not sow among thorns.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For thus sayeth the LORD, to all Judah and Jerusalem, "Plow your land, and sow not among the thorns.

NET Bible

Yes, the Lord has this to say to the people of Judah and Jerusalem: "Like a farmer breaking up hard unplowed ground, you must break your rebellious will and make a new beginning; just as a farmer must clear away thorns lest the seed is wasted, you must get rid of the sin that is ruining your lives.

New Heart English Bible

For thus says the LORD to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem, "Break up your fallow ground, and do not sow among thorns.

New simplified Bible

Jehovah says to the people of Judah and to Jerusalem: Break up your unplowed fields, and do not plant among thorns.

The Emphasized Bible

For thus saith Yahweh Unto the men of Judah and unto Jerusalem, Till ye the untilled ground, - And do not sow among thorns.

Webster

For thus saith the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.

World English Bible

For thus says Yahweh to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem, "Break up your fallow ground, and don't sow among thorns.

Youngs Literal Translation

For thus said Jehovah, To the man of Judah, and to Jerusalem: Till for yourselves tillage, And do not sow unto the thorns.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage

Usage: 0

the Lord

Usage: 0

to the men
אישׁ 
'iysh 
man , men , one , husband , any ,
Usage: 692

of Judah
יהוּדה 
Y@huwdah 
Usage: 648

ירוּשׁלים ירוּשׁלם 
Y@ruwshalaim 
Usage: 642

Break up
ניר 
Niyr 
break up
Usage: 2

נר ניר 
Niyr 
Usage: 4

and sow
זרע 
Zara` 
Usage: 56

Context Readings

A Call For Repentance

2 And you will swear, 'As the LORD lives,' In truth, in justice and in righteousness; Then the nations will bless themselves in Him, And in Him they will glory." 3 For thus says the LORD to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem, "Break up your fallow ground, And do not sow among thorns. 4 "Circumcise yourselves to the LORD And remove the foreskins of your heart, Men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, Or else My wrath will go forth like fire And burn with none to quench it, Because of the evil of your deeds."



Cross References

Hosea 10:12

Sow with a view to righteousness, Reap in accordance with kindness; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the LORD Until He comes to rain righteousness on you.

Matthew 13:7

"Others fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them out.

Matthew 13:22

"And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

Mark 4:7

"Other seed fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked it, and it yielded no crop.

Luke 8:7

"Other seed fell among the thorns; and the thorns grew up with it and choked it out.

Luke 8:14

"The seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with worries and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity.

Genesis 3:18

"Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you; And you will eat the plants of the field;

Mark 4:18-19

"And others are the ones on whom seed was sown among the thorns; these are the ones who have heard the word,

Galatians 6:7-8

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.



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