Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

So then, come back to your God; keep mercy and right, and be waiting at all times on your God.

New American Standard Bible

Therefore, return to your God,
Observe kindness and justice,
And wait for your God continually.

King James Version

Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and wait on thy God continually.

Holman Bible

But you must return to your God.
Maintain love and justice,
and always put your hope in God.

International Standard Version

So you, return to your God; guard grace and justice, and look to your God always.

A Conservative Version

Therefore turn thou to thy God. Keep kindness and justice, and wait for thy God continually.

American Standard Version

Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep kindness and justice, and wait for thy God continually.

Amplified


Therefore, return [in repentance] to your God,
Observe and highly regard kindness and justice,
And wait [expectantly] for your God continually.

Darby Translation

And thou, return unto thy God: keep loving-kindness and judgment, and wait on thy God continually.

Julia Smith Translation

And thou, in thy God thou shalt turn back: watch mercy and judgment, and wait always for thy God.

King James 2000

Therefore turn you to your God: keep mercy and judgment, and wait on your God continually.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But you, you must return to your God; keep love and justice, and wait continually for your God.

Modern King James verseion

Therefore turn to your God; keep mercy and judgment, and wait on your God forever.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then turn to thy God, keep mercy and equity, and hope still in thy God.

NET Bible

But you must return to your God, by maintaining love and justice, and by waiting for your God to return to you.

New Heart English Bible

Therefore turn to your God. Keep kindness and justice, and wait continually for your God.

The Emphasized Bible

Thou, therefore, by thy God, shalt return, - lovingkindness and justice, do thou keep, so wait thou for thy God, continually.

Webster

Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and wait on thy God continually.

World English Bible

Therefore turn to your God. Keep kindness and justice, and wait continually for your God.

Youngs Literal Translation

And thou, through thy God, dost turn, Kindness and judgment keep thou, And wait on thy God continually.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

thou to thy God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

and judgment
משׁפּט 
Mishpat 
Usage: 421

and wait
קוה 
Qavah 
Usage: 49

on thy God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

References

Fausets

Context Readings

God's Case Against Jacob's Heirs

5 Even the Lord, the God of armies; the Lord is his name. 6 So then, come back to your God; keep mercy and right, and be waiting at all times on your God. 7 As for Canaan, the scales of deceit are in his hands; he takes pleasure in twisted ways.



Cross References

Micah 6:8

He has made clear to you, O man, what is good; and what is desired from you by the Lord; only doing what is right, and loving mercy, and walking without pride before your God.

Hosea 14:1

O Israel, come back to the Lord your God; for your evil-doing has been the cause of your fall.

Joel 2:13

Let your hearts be broken, and not your clothing, and come back to the Lord your God: for he is full of grace and pity, slow to be angry and great in mercy, ready to be turned from his purpose of punishment.

Genesis 49:18

I have been waiting for your salvation, O Lord.

Psalm 27:14

Let your hope be in the Lord: take heart and be strong; yes, let your hope be in the Lord.

Psalm 37:7

Take your rest in the Lord, waiting quietly for him; do not be angry because of the man who does well in his evil ways, and gives effect to his bad designs.

Psalm 37:7

Take your rest in the Lord, waiting quietly for him; do not be angry because of the man who does well in his evil ways, and gives effect to his bad designs.

Psalm 37:7-7

Take your rest in the Lord, waiting quietly for him; do not be angry because of the man who does well in his evil ways, and gives effect to his bad designs.

Proverbs 1:23

Be turned again by my sharp words: see, I will send the flow of my spirit on you, and make my words clear to you.

Proverbs 21:3

To do what is right and true is more pleasing to the Lord than an offering.

Isaiah 1:16

Be washed, make yourselves clean; put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes; let there be an end of sinning;

Isaiah 8:17

And I will be waiting for the Lord, whose face is veiled from the house of Jacob, and I will be looking for him.

Isaiah 30:18

For this cause the Lord will be waiting, so that he may be kind to you; and he will be lifted up, so that he may have mercy on you; for the Lord is a God of righteousness: there is a blessing on all whose hope is in him.

Isaiah 31:6

Come back to him who has been so deeply sinned against by the children of Israel.

Isaiah 40:31

But those who are waiting for the Lord will have new strength; they will get wings like eagles: running, they will not be tired, and walking, they will have no weariness.

Isaiah 55:6-7

Make search for the Lord while he is there, make prayer to him while he is near:

Isaiah 58:6

Is not this the holy day for which I have given orders: to let loose those who have wrongly been made prisoners, to undo the bands of the yoke, and to let the crushed go free, and every yoke be broken?

Jeremiah 3:14-22

Come back, O children who are turned away, says the Lord; for I am a husband to you, and I will take you, one from a town and two from a family, and will make you come to Zion;

Jeremiah 22:15

Are you to be a king because you make more use of cedar than your father? did not your father take food and drink and do right, judging in righteousness, and then it was well for him?

Lamentations 3:25-26

The Lord is good to those who are waiting for him, to the soul which is looking for him.

Lamentations 3:39-41

What protest may a living man make, even a man about the punishment of his sin?

Hosea 4:1

Give ear to the word of the Lord, O children of Israel; for the Lord has a cause against the people of this land, because there is no good faith in it, and no mercy and no knowledge of God in the land.

Hosea 6:1-3

Come, let us go back to the Lord; for he has given us wounds and he will make us well; he has given blows and he will give help.

Hosea 10:12

Put in the seed of righteousness, get in your grain in mercy, let your unploughed earth be turned up: for it is time to make search for the Lord, till he comes and sends righteousness on you like rain.

Amos 5:24

But let the right go rolling on like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

Micah 7:7

But as for me, I am looking to the Lord; I am waiting for the God of my salvation: the ears of my God will be open to me.

Habakkuk 2:3

For the vision is still for the fixed time, and it is moving quickly to the end, and it will not be false: even if it is slow in coming, go on waiting for it; because it will certainly come, it will not be kept back.

Zephaniah 3:8

For this reason, go on waiting for me, says the Lord, till the day when I come up as a witness: for my purpose is to send for the nations and to get the kingdoms together, so that I may let loose on them my passion, even all my burning wrath: for all the earth will be burned up in the fire of my bitter passion.

Zechariah 1:3

And you are to say to them, These are the words of the Lord of armies: Come back to me, says the Lord of armies, and I will come back to you.

Zechariah 7:9

This is what the Lord of armies has said: Let your judging be upright and done in good faith, let every man have mercy and pity for his brother:

Zechariah 8:16

These are the things which you are to do: Let every man say what is true to his neighbour; and let your judging give peace in your towns.

Acts 2:38

And Peter said, Let your hearts be changed, every one of you, and have baptism in the name of Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will have the Holy Spirit given to you.

Acts 26:20

But I went about, first to those in Damascus and Jerusalem, and through all the country of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, preaching a change of heart, so that they, being turned to God, might give, in their works, the fruits of a changed heart.

James 1:27

The religion which is holy and free from evil in the eyes of our God and Father is this: to take care of children who have no fathers and of widows who are in trouble, and to keep oneself untouched by the world.

James 2:13

For the man who has had no mercy will be judged without mercy, but mercy takes pride in overcoming judging.

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