Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

If they have learned the ways of my people well, to swear by my name: "As surely as the LORD lives,' just as they once taught my people to swear by Baal, then they'll be built up among my people.

New American Standard Bible

"Then if they will really learn the ways of My people, to swear by My name, 'As the LORD lives,' even as they taught My people to swear by Baal, they will be built up in the midst of My people.

King James Version

And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, The LORD liveth; as they taught my people to swear by Baal; then shall they be built in the midst of my people.

Holman Bible

If they will diligently learn the ways of My people—to swear by My name, ‘As Yahweh lives,’ just as they taught My people to swear by Baal—they will be built up among My people.

A Conservative Version

And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, As LORD lives, even as they taught my people to swear by Baal, then they shall be built up in the midst of my people.

American Standard Version

And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, As Jehovah liveth; even as they taught my people to swear by Baal; then shall they be built up in the midst of my people.

Amplified

And if these [neighbor nations] will diligently learn the ways of My people, to swear by My name, saying, As the Lord lives -- "even as they taught My people to swear by Baal -- "then will they be built up in the midst of My people.

Bible in Basic English

And it will be that, if they give their minds to learning the ways of my people, using my name in their oaths, By the living Lord; as they have been teaching my people to take oaths by the Baal; then their place will be made certain among my people.

Darby Translation

And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, As Jehovah liveth even as they taught my people to swear by Baal they shall be built up in the midst of my people.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear in my name, saying, The LORD lives; as they taught my people to swear by Baal then they shall be prospered in the midst of my people.

Julia Smith Translation

And it was if learning, they shall learn the ways of my people to swear in my name, Jehovah lives; as they taught my people to swear by Baal; and they were built up in the midst of my people.

King James 2000

And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, The LORD lives; as they taught my people to swear by Baal; then shall they be built in the midst of my people.

Lexham Expanded Bible

{And then}, if they diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, '{as Yahweh lives},' even as they taught my people to swear by Baal, then they will live in the midst of my people.

Modern King James verseion

And it will be if they will carefully learn the ways of My people, to swear by My name, As Jehovah lives; as they taught the people to swear by Baal; then they shall be built in the midst of My people.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And if they, namely that trouble my people, will learn the ways of them, to swear by my name, 'The LORD liveth' - like as they learned my people to swear by Baal - then shall they be reckoned among my people.

NET Bible

But they must make sure you learn to follow the religious practices of my people. Once they taught my people to swear their oaths using the name of the god Baal. But then, they must swear oaths using my name, saying, "As surely as the Lord lives, I swear." If they do these things, then they will be included among the people I call my own.

New Heart English Bible

It shall happen, if they will diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, "As the LORD lives;" even as they taught my people to swear by Baal; then shall they be built up in the midst of my people.

The Emphasized Bible

And it shall come to pass - If they will, diligently learn, the ways of my people - To swear by my Name saying, By the life of Yahweh, As they taught my people to swear by Baal, Then shall they be built in the midst of my people.

Webster

And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, The LORD liveth; as they taught my people to swear by Baal; then shall they be built in the midst of my people.

World English Bible

It shall happen, if they will diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, As Yahweh lives; even as they taught my people to swear by Baal; then shall they be built up in the midst of my people.

Youngs Literal Translation

And it hath come to pass, If they learn well the ways of My people, To swear by My name, 'Jehovah liveth,' As they taught My people to swear by Baal, Then they have been built up in the midst of My people.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently
למד 
Lamad 
Usage: 86

the ways
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

of my people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

to swear
שׁבע 
 
שׁבע 
 
Usage: 186
Usage: 186

by my name
שׁם 
Shem 
Usage: 865

חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

my people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

by Baal
בּעל 
Ba`al 
Usage: 81

בּנה 
Banah 
Usage: 376

in the midst
תּוך 
Tavek 
Usage: 419

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Context Readings

The Lord's Promise To Israel's Neighbors

15 After I've uprooted them, I'll again have compassion on them. I'll return each one of them to his inheritance, and each one to his own land. 16 If they have learned the ways of my people well, to swear by my name: "As surely as the LORD lives,' just as they once taught my people to swear by Baal, then they'll be built up among my people. 17 But if they don't listen, then I'll completely uproot that nation and destroy it," declares the LORD.



Cross References

Jeremiah 4:2

If you swear, "as surely as the LORD lives,' in truth, in justice, and in righteousness, then nations will be blessed by him, and in him they will boast."

Joshua 23:7

That way, you will not mingle with those nations that remain among you, nor mention the name of their gods, nor make oaths by them, nor serve them, nor worship them.

Zephaniah 1:5

I'll wipe out those who worship the stars that they view from their housetops, those who bow down and swear to the LORD and who also swear by Milcom,

Deuteronomy 10:20-21

You are to fear the LORD your God and serve him. Cling to him and swear by his name.

Psalm 106:35-36

Instead, they mingled among the nations and learned their ways.

Song of Songs 1:8

If you don't know, most beautiful of women, go out after the flock and graze your young goats beside the shepherd's tents.

Isaiah 9:18-21

"For wickedness has burned like a blaze that consumes briers and thorns; it sets thickets of the forest on fire, and skyward they swirl in a column of smoke.

Isaiah 19:23-25

At that time, there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria. The Assyrians will come into Egypt, and the Egyptians into Assyria, and they will worship with the Assyrians.

Isaiah 45:23

By myself I have sworn from my mouth has gone out integrity, a promise that won't be revoked: "To me every knee will bow, and every tongue will swear.'

Isaiah 49:6

he says: "It is too small a thing for you to be my servant, to raise up the tribes of Israel and bring back those of Jacob I have preserved. I'll also make you as a light to the nations, to be my salvation to the ends of the earth.

Isaiah 56:5-6

to them I will give in my house and within my walls a monument and a name better than sons and daughters. I will give them an everlasting name that will not be cut off.

Isaiah 65:16

Then whoever takes an oath by the God of faithfulness, and whoever takes an oath in the land, will swear by the God of faithfulness, because the former troubles are forgotten and are hidden from my eyes.

Jeremiah 3:17

At that time people will call Jerusalem, "The Throne of the LORD," and all the nations will be gathered to it, to the name of the LORD, to Jerusalem. They'll no longer stubbornly follow their own evil desires.

Jeremiah 5:2

Although they say, "As surely as the LORD lives,' still they are swearing falsely."

Zechariah 2:11

"Many nations will cling to the LORD at that time and will become my people. I will live in your midst, and you will know that the LORD of the Heavenly Armies has sent me to you.

Romans 11:17

Now if some of the branches have been broken off, and you, a wild olive branch, have been grafted in their place to share the rich root of the olive tree,

Romans 14:11

For it is written, "As certainly as I live, declares the Lord, every knee will bow to me, and every tongue will praise God."

1 Corinthians 3:9

For we are God's co-workers. You are God's farmland and God's building.

Ephesians 2:19-22

That is why you are no longer strangers and foreigners but fellow citizens with the saints and members of God's household,

1 Peter 2:4-6

As you come to him, the living stone who was rejected by people but was chosen and precious in God's sight,

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