Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Therefore thus says LORD: If thou return, then I will bring thee again that thou may stand before me. And if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shall be as my mouth. They shall return to thee, but thou shall not retur

New American Standard Bible

Therefore, thus says the Lord,
If you return, then I will restore you—
Before Me you will stand;
And if you extract the precious from the worthless,
You will become My spokesman.
They for their part may turn to you,
But as for you, you must not turn to them.

King James Version

Therefore thus saith the LORD, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before me: and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth: let them return unto thee; but return not thou unto them.

Holman Bible

Therefore, this is what the Lord says:

If you return, I will restore you;
you will stand in My presence.
And if you speak noble words,
rather than worthless ones,
you will be My spokesman.
It is they who must return to you;
you must not return to them.

International Standard Version

Therefore, this is what the LORD says: "If you repent, I'll take you back and you will stand before me. If you speak what is worthwhile, instead of what is worthless, then you will be my spokesman. People will turn to you, but you aren't to turn to them.

American Standard Version

Therefore thus saith Jehovah, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, that thou mayest stand before me; and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth: they shall return unto thee, but thou shalt not return unto them.

Amplified


Therefore, thus says the Lord [to Jeremiah],
“If you repent [and give up this mistaken attitude of despair and self-pity], then I will restore you [to a state of inner peace]
So that you may stand before Me [as My obedient representative];
And if you separate the precious from the worthless [examining yourself and cleansing your heart from unwarranted doubt concerning My faithfulness],
You will become My spokesman.
Let the people turn to you [and learn to value My values]—
But you, you must not turn to them [with regard for their idolatry and wickedness].

Bible in Basic English

For this cause the Lord has said, If you will come back, then I will again let you take your place before me; and if you give out what is of value and not that which has no value, you will be as my mouth: let them come back to you, but do not go back to them.

Darby Translation

Therefore thus saith Jehovah: If thou return, then will I bring thee again, thou shalt stand before me; and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth. Let them return unto thee; but return not thou unto them.

Julia Smith Translation

For this, thus said Jehovah, If thou wilt turn back, and I will turn thee back, thou shalt stand before me: and if thou shalt bring forth the precious from the vile thou shalt be as my mouth: they shall turn back to thee and thou shalt not turn back to them.

King James 2000

Therefore thus says the LORD, If you return, then will I bring you again, and you shall stand before me: and if you take forth the precious from the vile, you shall be as my mouth: let them return unto you; but return not you unto them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore thus says Yahweh, "If you turn back, then I will take you back. You will stand {before me}. And if you utter [what is] precious and not [what is] worthless, you will be as my mouth. They will turn back to you, and you will not turn back to them.

Modern King James verseion

Therefore so says Jehovah, If you turn back, then I will bring you again; you shall stand before Me. And if you take the precious from the worthless, you shall be as My mouth. Let them turn back to you, but do not return to them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Upon these words, thus said the LORD unto me, "If thou wilt turn again, I shall set thee in my service: and if thou wilt take out the thing that is precious from the vile, thou shalt be even as mine own mouth. They shall convert unto thee, but turn not thou unto them:

NET Bible

Because of this, the Lord said, "You must repent of such words and thoughts! If you do, I will restore you to the privilege of serving me. If you say what is worthwhile instead of what is worthless, I will again allow you to be my spokesman. They must become as you have been. You must not become like them.

New Heart English Bible

Therefore thus says the LORD, "If you return, then will I bring you again, that you may stand before me; and if you take forth the precious from the vile, you shall be as my mouth: they shall return to you, but you shall not return to them.

The Emphasized Bible

Wherefore Thus, saith Yahweh - If thou wouldst return, I will cause thee to return Before me, shalt thou stand, Yea if thou wilt bring out the precious from among the vile, As mine own mouth shalt thou be, - Let them return unto thee, But thou, shalt not return unto them;

Webster

Therefore thus saith the LORD, If thou shalt return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before me: and if thou shalt separate the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth: let them return to thee; but return not thou to them.

World English Bible

Therefore thus says Yahweh, If you return, then will I bring you again, that you may stand before me; and if you take forth the precious from the vile, you shall be as my mouth: they shall return to you, but you shall not return to them.

Youngs Literal Translation

Therefore, thus said Jehovah: If thou turnest back, then I bring thee back, Before Me thou dost stand, And if thou bringest out the precious from the vile, As My mouth thou art! They -- they turn back unto thee, And thou dost not turn back unto them.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
the Lord

Usage: 0

If thou return
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

then will I bring thee again
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

and thou shalt stand
עמד 
`amad 
Usage: 521

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

me and if thou take forth
יצא 
Yatsa' 
....out, ....forth, bring, come, proceed, go, depart,
Usage: 1068

from the vile
זלל 
Zalal 
Usage: 9

thou shalt be as my mouth
פּה 
Peh 
Usage: 497

שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

References

American

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Jeremiah Told To Repent

18 Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuses to be healed? Will thou indeed be to me as a deceitful [brook], as waters that fail? 19 Therefore thus says LORD: If thou return, then I will bring thee again that thou may stand before me. And if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shall be as my mouth. They shall return to thee, but thou shall not retur 20 And I will make thee to this people a fortified brazen wall. And they shall fight against thee, but they shall not prevail against thee. For I am with thee to save thee and to deliver thee, says LORD.



Cross References

Jeremiah 15:1

Then LORD said to me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet my mind would not be toward this people. Cast them out of my sight, and let them go forth.

Zechariah 3:7

Thus says LORD of hosts: If thou will walk in my ways, and if thou will keep my charge, then thou also shall judge my house, and shall also keep my courts, and I will give thee a place of access among these who stand by.

1 Kings 17:1

And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the sojourners of Gilead, said to Ahab, As LORD, the God of Israel, lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.

Ezekiel 22:26

Her priests have done violence to my law, and have profaned my holy things. They have made no distinction between the holy and the common, nor have they caused men to discern between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their ey

Ezekiel 44:23

And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and the common, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.

Exodus 4:12

Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shall speak.

Exodus 4:15-16

And thou shall speak to him, and put the words in his mouth. And I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do,

Exodus 6:29-30

that LORD spoke to Moses, saying, I am LORD. Speak thou to Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I speak to thee.

Leviticus 10:10

and that ye may make a distinction between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean,

Proverbs 22:29

See thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before obscure men.

Isaiah 32:5-6

The fool shall no more be called noble, nor the churl said to be bountiful.

Jeremiah 15:10-18

Woe is me, my mother, that thou have bore me, a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have not lent, nor have men lent to me, [yet] every one of them curses me.

Jeremiah 20:9

And if I say, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name, then there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with forbearing, and I cannot.

Jeremiah 38:20-21

But Jeremiah said, They shall not deliver thee. Obey, I beseech thee, the voice of LORD, in that which I speak to thee, so it shall be well with thee, and thy soul shall live.

Ezekiel 2:7

And thou shall speak my words to them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, for they are most rebellious.

Ezekiel 3:10-11

Moreover he said to me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak to thee, receive in thy heart, and hear with thine ears.

Jonah 3:2

Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach to it the preaching that I bid thee.

Luke 1:19

And having answered, the agent said to him, I am Gabriel who stand in the presence of God. And I was sent to speak to thee, and to announce these good news to thee.

Luke 10:16

He who hears you hears me, and he who rejects you rejects me, and he who rejects me rejects him who sent me.

Luke 12:12

for the Holy Spirit will teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.

Luke 21:15

For I will give you a mouth and wisdom that all those who oppose you will not be able to contradict or to resist.

Luke 21:36

Watch ye therefore, making supplication at all times, so that ye may be considered worthy to escape all these things going to happen, and to stand before the Son of man.

Acts 20:27

For I did not withdraw from declaring to you the whole plan of God.

2 Corinthians 5:16

So that henceforth we know no man according to flesh, and even if we have known Christ according to flesh, yet now we know him no longer.

Galatians 1:10

For do I now trust men or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I were still pleasing men I would not be a bondman of Christ.

Galatians 2:5

to whom we yielded in subjection not even for an hour, so that the truth of the good-news might continue with you.

Hebrews 5:14

But solid food is for mature men, those having their sensibilities trained through practice for the discernment of both good and evil.

Jude 1:24

Now to him who is able to keep them non-stumbling, and to present before his glory, unblemished in gladness,

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