Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

Jehovah was seen to me from afar off; and I loved thee an eternal love: for this I drew thee in kindness.

New American Standard Bible

The Lord appeared to him from afar, saying,
“I have loved you with an everlasting love;
Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.

King James Version

The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

Holman Bible

the Lord appeared to him from far away.
I have loved you with an everlasting love;
therefore, I have continued to extend faithful love to you.

International Standard Version

The LORD appeared to Israel from far away and said, "I've loved you with an everlasting love, therefore I've drawn you with gracious love.

A Conservative Version

LORD appeared of old to me, [saying], Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love. Therefore with loving kindness I have drawn thee.

American Standard Version

Jehovah appeared of old unto me,'saying , Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

Amplified


The Lord appeared to me (Israel) from ages past, saying,
“I have loved you with an everlasting love;
Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you and continued My faithfulness to you.

Bible in Basic English

From far away he saw the Lord: my love for you is an eternal love: so with mercy I have made you come with me.

Darby Translation

Jehovah hath appeared from afar unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love; therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn thee.

King James 2000

The LORD has appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved you with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn you.

Lexham Expanded Bible

From afar Yahweh appeared to me, [saying], "I have loved you [with] an everlasting love. {Therefore} I have drawn you [with] loyal love.

Modern King James verseion

Jehovah has appeared to me from afar, saying, Yea, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving-kindness I have drawn you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Even so shall the LORD now also appear unto me from far, and say, 'I love thee with an everlasting love, therefore do I spread my mercy before thee.'

NET Bible

In a far-off land the Lord will manifest himself to them. He will say to them, 'I have loved you with an everlasting love. That is why I have continued to be faithful to you.

New Heart English Bible

The LORD appeared of old to me, saying, 'Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn you.

The Emphasized Bible

From afar, Yahweh hath appeared unto me, Yea with an age-abiding love, have I loved thee, For this cause, have I prolonged to thee lovingkindness.

Webster

The LORD appeared of old to me, saying, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn thee.

World English Bible

Yahweh appeared of old to me, [saying], Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn you.

Youngs Literal Translation

From afar Jehovah hath appeared to me, With love age-during I have loved thee, Therefore I have drawn thee with kindness.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
of old
רחק רחוק 
Rachowq 
Usage: 85

אהב אהב 
'ahab 
Usage: 212

thee with an everlasting
עלם עולם 
`owlam 
Usage: 438

אהבה 
'ahabah 
Usage: 36

משׁך 
Mashak 
Usage: 36

References

Images Jeremiah 31:3

Prayers for Jeremiah 31:3

Context Readings

God's Relationship With His People

2 Thus said Jehovah, The people escaped of the sword found grace in the desert; Israel going to cause him to rest 3 Jehovah was seen to me from afar off; and I loved thee an eternal love: for this I drew thee in kindness. 4 I will yet build thee, and thou wert built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt yet be adorned with the tabret, and thou wentest forth into the dance of those playing.



Cross References

Hosea 11:4

I will draw them with the cords of man, with the bands of love: and I will be to them as those lifting up the yoke upon their jaw-bones, and I will gently give them to eat

Deuteronomy 7:7-9

Not for your multitude did Jehovah delight in you above all the peoples, and will he choose you, for ye were few more than all the peoples.

Deuteronomy 33:3

Surely, he loved the peoples; all his holy ones in thy hand: they lay down at thy foot; and he will take of thy words.

Malachi 1:2

I loved you, said Jehovah. And ye said, In what didst thou love us? Was not Esau brother to Jacob? says Jehovah: and loving Jacob.

Psalm 103:17

And the mercy of Jehovah is from forever even to forever upon those fearing him, and his justice to sons' sons.

Isaiah 54:8-9

In the outpouring of anger I hid a moment my face from thee; and in eternal mercy I compassionated thee, said Jehovah redeeming thee.

Deuteronomy 10:15

Only Jehovah delighted in thy fathers to love them, and he will choose in their seed after them in you above all peoples, as this day.

Isaiah 45:17

Israel was saved in Jehovah with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed and ye shall not be disgraced even to forever, forever.

John 6:44-45

None can come to me, except the Father having sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

Romans 11:28-29

Truly concerning the good news, enemies for you: and concerning the selection, beloved for the fathers.

Ephesians 2:4-5

But God, being rich in mercy, by his much love which he loved us,

Titus 3:3-6

For once we also were unwise disobedient, deceived, being slaves to eager desires and various pleasures, living in vexation and envy, hated, and hating one another.

1 Peter 1:3

Praised the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy having begotten us again to a living hope, by the rising up of Jesus Christ from the dead,

1 John 4:19

We should love him, for he first loved us.

Deuteronomy 4:37

And because that he loved thy fathers he will choose in his seed after him, and he will bring thee out before him with his great strength from Egypt

Deuteronomy 33:26

None as the God of Jeshurun, riding the heavens in thy help and in his lifting up the choirs.

Song of Songs 1:4

Draw me, we will run after thee: the king brought me to his chambers: we will exult and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy breasts above wine: the upright loved thee.

Hosea 11:1

When Israel was a child, and I loved him, and I called for my son out of Egypt

Romans 8:30

And whom he before determined, these he also called: and whom he called, these he also justified: and whom he justified, these he also glorified.

Romans 9:13

As has been written, Jacob have I loved, and Esau have I hated.

Ephesians 1:3-5

Praised be God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, he having praised us in every spiritual praise in heavenly things in Christ:

2 Thessalonians 2:13-16

And we ought to return thanks to God always for you, brethren dearly beloved by the Lord, that God chose you from the beginning to salvation in consecration of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

2 Timothy 1:9

Who having saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, given us in Christ Jesus before eternal times,

James 1:18

Having willed he brought forth by the word of truth, for us to be some first fruit of his creatures.

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