Parallel Verses

NET Bible

I will say, 'My dear children of Israel, keep in mind the road you took when you were carried off. Mark off in your minds the landmarks. Make a mental note of telltale signs marking the way back. Return, my dear children of Israel. Return to these cities of yours.

New American Standard Bible

“Set up for yourself roadmarks,
Place for yourself guideposts;
Direct your mind to the highway,
The way by which you went.
Return, O virgin of Israel,
Return to these your cities.

King James Version

Set thee up waymarks, make thee high heaps: set thine heart toward the highway, even the way which thou wentest: turn again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these thy cities.

Holman Bible

Set up road markers for yourself;
establish signposts!
Keep the highway in mind,
the way you have traveled.
Return, Virgin Israel!
Return to these cities of yours.

International Standard Version

Set up markers for yourselves. Erect signposts for yourselves. Pay attention to the highway, to the road you traveled. Return, virgin Israel, return to these cities of yours.

A Conservative Version

Set thee up road marks. Make thee guideposts. Set thy heart toward the highway, even the way by which thou went. Turn again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these thy cities.

American Standard Version

Set thee up waymarks, make thee guide-posts; set thy heart toward the highway, even the way by which thou wentest: turn again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these thy cities.

Amplified


“Place for yourself road signs [toward Canaan],
Make for yourself guideposts;
Turn your thought and attention to the highway,
To the way by which you went [into exile].
Retrace your steps, O virgin of Israel,
Return to these your cities.

Bible in Basic English

Put up guiding pillars, make road signs for yourself: give attention to the highway, even the way in which you went: be turned again, O virgin of Israel, be turned to these your towns.

Darby Translation

Set up waymarks, make for thyself signposts; set thy heart toward the highway, the way by which thou wentest: turn again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these thy cities.

Julia Smith Translation

Set up to thee thorns, set to thee bitternesses: place thy heart to the highway, the way thou wentest: turn back, O virgin of Israel, turn back to these thy cities.

King James 2000

Set up signposts, make yourself landmarks: set your heart toward the highway, even the way which you went: turn again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these your cities.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Set up for yourself road markers, make for yourself signposts, set your {mind} to the main road, [the] road [by which] you went. Return, O virgin of Israel, return to these your cities.

Modern King James verseion

Set up waymarks, make sign posts for yourself. Set your heart toward the highway, the way you went. Turn again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these your cities.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Get the watchman, provide teachers for thee: set thine heart upon the right way, that thou shouldest walk, and turn again, O thou daughter of Israel; turn again to these cities of thine.

New Heart English Bible

"Set up road signs, make guideposts; set your heart toward the highway, even the way by which you went: turn again, virgin of Israel, turn again to these your cities.

The Emphasized Bible

Erect thee waymarks Set thee up finger-posts, Apply thy heart to The highway - The road by which thou didst depart, - Return O virgin of Israel, Return unto these thy cities.

Webster

Set thee up way-marks, make thee high heaps: set thy heart towards the highway, even the way which thou wentest; turn again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these thy cities.

World English Bible

Set up road signs, make guideposts; set your heart toward the highway, even the way by which you went: turn again, virgin of Israel, turn again to these your cities.

Youngs Literal Translation

Set up for thee signs, make for thee heaps, Set thy heart to the highway, the way thou wentest, Turn back, O virgin of Israel, Turn back unto these thy cities.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Set thee up
נצב 
Natsab 
Usage: 75

ציוּן 
Tsiyuwn 
Usage: 3

שׂים שׂוּם 
Suwm 
Usage: 580

תּמרוּר 
Tamruwr 
Usage: 1

set
שׁית 
Shiyth 
Usage: 83

מסלּה 
M@cillah 
Usage: 27

even the way
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

which thou wentest
הלך 
Halak 
go, walk, come, ...away, ...along,
Usage: 1545

שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058
Usage: 1058

O virgin
בּתוּלה 
B@thuwlah 
Usage: 50

of Israel
ישׂראל 
Yisra'el 
Usage: 2505

References

Fausets

Hastings

Watsons

Context Readings

Israel And Judah Will Be Delivered From Their Distress

20 Indeed, the people of Israel are my dear children. They are the children I take delight in. For even though I must often rebuke them, I still remember them with fondness. So I am deeply moved with pity for them and will surely have compassion on them. I, the Lord, affirm it! 21 I will say, 'My dear children of Israel, keep in mind the road you took when you were carried off. Mark off in your minds the landmarks. Make a mental note of telltale signs marking the way back. Return, my dear children of Israel. Return to these cities of yours. 22 How long will you vacillate, you who were once like an unfaithful daughter? For I, the Lord, promise to bring about something new on the earth, something as unique as a woman protecting a man!'"



Cross References

Jeremiah 50:5

They will ask the way to Zion; they will turn their faces toward it. They will come and bind themselves to the Lord in a lasting covenant that will never be forgotten.

Isaiah 48:20

Leave Babylon! Flee from the Babylonians! Announce it with a shout of joy! Make this known! Proclaim it throughout the earth! Say, 'The Lord protects his servant Jacob.

Isaiah 57:14

He says, "Build it! Build it! Clear a way! Remove all the obstacles out of the way of my people!"

Isaiah 62:10

Come through! Come through the gates! Prepare the way for the people! Build it! Build the roadway! Remove the stones! Lift a signal flag for the nations!

Jeremiah 31:4

I will rebuild you, my dear children Israel, so that you will once again be built up. Once again you will take up the tambourine and join in the happy throng of dancers.

Deuteronomy 32:46

he said to them, "Keep in mind all the words I am solemnly proclaiming to you today; you must command your children to observe carefully all the words of this law.

1 Chronicles 29:3

Now, to show my commitment to the temple of my God, I donate my personal treasure of gold and silver to the temple of my God, in addition to all that I have already supplied for this holy temple.

2 Chronicles 11:16

Those among all the Israelite tribes who were determined to worship the Lord God of Israel followed them to Jerusalem to sacrifice to the Lord God of their ancestors.

2 Chronicles 20:3

Jehoshaphat was afraid, so he decided to seek the Lord's advice. He decreed that all Judah should observe a fast.

Psalm 62:10

Do not trust in what you can gain by oppression! Do not put false confidence in what you can gain by robbery! If wealth increases, do not become attached to it!

Psalm 84:5

How blessed are those who find their strength in you, and long to travel the roads that lead to your temple!

Proverbs 24:32

When I saw this, I gave careful consideration to it; I received instruction from what I saw:

Isaiah 52:11-12

Leave! Leave! Get out of there! Don't touch anything unclean! Get out of it! Stay pure, you who carry the Lord's holy items!

Jeremiah 3:14

"Come back to me, my wayward sons," says the Lord, "for I am your true master. If you do, I will take one of you from each town and two of you from each family group, and I will bring you back to Zion.

Jeremiah 51:6

Get out of Babylonia quickly, you foreign people. Flee to save your lives. Do not let yourselves be killed because of her sins. For it is time for the Lord to wreak his revenge. He will pay Babylonia back for what she has done.

Jeremiah 51:50

You who have escaped the sword, go, do not delay. Remember the Lord in a faraway land. Think about Jerusalem.

Ezekiel 40:4

The man said to me, "Son of man, watch closely, listen carefully, and pay attention to everything I show you, for you have been brought here so that I can show it to you. Tell the house of Israel everything you see."

Haggai 1:5

Here then is what the Lord who rules over all says: 'Think carefully about what you are doing.

Zechariah 2:6-7

"You there! Flee from the northland!" says the Lord, "for like the four winds of heaven I have scattered you," says the Lord.

Zechariah 10:9

Though I scatter them among the nations, they will remember in far-off places -- they and their children will sprout forth and return.

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