Parallel Verses

NET Bible

They will come back shedding tears of contrition. I will bring them back praying prayers of repentance. I will lead them besides streams of water, along smooth paths where they will never stumble. I will do this because I am Israel's father; Ephraim is my firstborn son.'"

New American Standard Bible

With weeping they will come,
And by supplication I will lead them;
I will make them walk by streams of waters,
On a straight path in which they will not stumble;
For I am a father to Israel,
And Ephraim is My firstborn.”

King James Version

They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.

Holman Bible

They will come weeping,
but I will bring them back with consolation.
I will lead them to wadis filled with water
by a smooth way where they will not stumble,
for I am Israel’s Father,
and Ephraim is My firstborn.

International Standard Version

They'll come crying, and I'll lead them as they pray for mercy. I'll make them walk by streams of water, along a straight path on which they won't stumble. For I am Israel's father, and Ephraim is my firstborn."

A Conservative Version

They shall come with weeping. And I will lead them with supplications. I will cause them to walk by rivers of waters, in a straight way in which they shall not stumble. For I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.

American Standard Version

They shall come with weeping; and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by rivers of waters, in a straight way wherein they shall not stumble; for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my first-born.

Amplified


“They will come with weeping [in repentance and for joy],
And by [their] prayer [for the future] I will lead them;
I will make them walk by streams of waters,
On a straight path in which they will not stumble,
For I am a Father to Israel,
And Ephraim (Israel) is My firstborn.”

Bible in Basic English

They will come with weeping, and going before them I will be their guide: guiding them by streams of water in a straight way where there is no falling: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is the first of my sons.

Darby Translation

They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them; I will cause them to walk by water-brooks, in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble; for I will be a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.

Julia Smith Translation

In weeping will they come, and I will lead them in mercies; I will cause them to go to the streams of waters in a straight way; they shall not stumble in it: for I was to Israel for a father, and Ephraim he is my first-born.

King James 2000

They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, in which they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.

Lexham Expanded Bible

With weeping they will come, and with pleas for mercy I will bring them; I will let them walk by streams of water in a straight path. They will not stumble in it, for I have become to Israel a father, and Ephraim, he [is] my firstborn."

Modern King James verseion

They shall come with weeping, and with prayers I will lead them. I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way; they shall not stumble in it, for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is My firstborn.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

They departed from hence in heaviness, but with joy will I bring them hither again. I will lead them by the rivers of water in a straight way, where they shall not stumble: For I will be Israel's father, and Ephraim shall be my firstborn.

New Heart English Bible

They shall come with weeping; and with petitions will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by rivers of waters, in a straight way in which they shall not stumble; for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.'"

The Emphasized Bible

With weeping, shall they come in, And with supplications, will I lead them, I will bring them unto rivers of waters By a smooth way, wherein they shall not stumble, - For I have become, to Israel, a father, And as for Ephraim, my firstborn, is he!

Webster

They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my first-born.

World English Bible

They shall come with weeping; and with petitions will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by rivers of waters, in a straight way in which they shall not stumble; for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.

Youngs Literal Translation

With weeping they come in, And with supplications I bring them, I cause them to go unto streams of waters, In a right way -- they stumble not in it, For I have been to Israel for a father, And Ephraim -- My first-born is he.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

with weeping
בּכי 
B@kiy 
Usage: 29

and with supplications
תּחנוּנה תּחנוּן 
Tachanuwn 
Usage: 18

will I lead
יבל 
Yabal 
Usage: 18

them I will cause them to walk
ילך 
Yalak 
Usage: 0

by the rivers
נחלה נחלה נחל 
Nachal 
Usage: 141

way
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

for I am a father
H1
אב 
'ab 
Usage: 1214

to Israel
ישׂראל 
Yisra'el 
Usage: 2505

and Ephraim
אפרים 
'Ephrayim 
Usage: 180

References

Context Readings

God's People Brought Home

8 Then I will reply, 'I will bring them back from the land of the north. I will gather them in from the distant parts of the earth. Blind and lame people will come with them, so will pregnant women and women about to give birth. A vast throng of people will come back here. 9 They will come back shedding tears of contrition. I will bring them back praying prayers of repentance. I will lead them besides streams of water, along smooth paths where they will never stumble. I will do this because I am Israel's father; Ephraim is my firstborn son.'" 10 Hear what the Lord has to say, O nations. Proclaim it in the faraway lands along the sea. Say, "The one who scattered Israel will regather them. He will watch over his people like a shepherd watches over his flock."



Cross References

Jeremiah 3:4

Even now you say to me, 'You are my father! You have been my faithful companion ever since I was young.

Exodus 4:22

You must say to Pharaoh, 'Thus says the Lord, "Israel is my son, my firstborn,

Isaiah 63:13

who led them through the deep water? Like a horse running on flat land they did not stumble.

Jeremiah 50:4

"When that time comes," says the Lord, "the people of Israel and Judah will return to the land together. They will come back with tears of repentance as they seek the Lord their God.

Psalm 23:2

He takes me to lush pastures, he leads me to refreshing water.

Isaiah 35:6-8

Then the lame will leap like a deer, the mute tongue will shout for joy; for water will flow in the desert, streams in the wilderness.

Isaiah 64:8

Yet, Lord, you are our father. We are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the product of your labor.

Jeremiah 3:19

"I thought to myself, 'Oh what a joy it would be for me to treat you like a son! What a joy it would be for me to give you a pleasant land, the most beautiful piece of property there is in all the world!' I thought you would call me, 'Father' and would never cease being loyal to me.

Zechariah 12:10

"I will pour out on the kingship of David and the population of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication so that they will look to me, the one they have pierced. They will lament for him as one laments for an only son, and there will be a bitter cry for him like the bitter cry for a firstborn.

Deuteronomy 32:6

Is this how you repay the Lord, you foolish, unwise people? Is he not your father, your creator? He has made you and established you.

1 Chronicles 29:10

David praised the Lord before the entire assembly: "O Lord God of our father Israel, you deserve praise forevermore!

Psalm 126:5-6

Those who shed tears as they plant will shout for joy when they reap the harvest.

Isaiah 40:3-4

A voice cries out, "In the wilderness clear a way for the Lord; construct in the desert a road for our God.

Isaiah 41:17-19

The oppressed and the poor look for water, but there is none; their tongues are parched from thirst. I, the Lord, will respond to their prayers; I, the God of Israel, will not abandon them.

Isaiah 43:16-19

This is what the Lord says, the one who made a road through the sea, a pathway through the surging waters,

Isaiah 49:9-11

You will say to the prisoners, 'Come out,' and to those who are in dark dungeons, 'Emerge.' They will graze beside the roads; on all the slopes they will find pasture.

Isaiah 57:14

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

Isaiah 63:16

For you are our father, though Abraham does not know us and Israel does not recognize us. You, Lord, are our father; you have been called our protector from ancient times.

Jeremiah 31:20

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!

Ezekiel 34:12-14

As a shepherd seeks out his flock when he is among his scattered sheep, so I will seek out my flock. I will rescue them from all the places where they have been scattered on a cloudy, dark day.

Daniel 9:17-18

"So now, our God, accept the prayer and requests of your servant, and show favor to your devastated sanctuary for your own sake.

Hosea 12:4

He struggled with an angel and prevailed; he wept and begged for his favor. He found God at Bethel, and there he spoke with him!

Matthew 3:3

For he is the one about whom Isaiah the prophet had spoken: "The voice of one shouting in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make his paths straight.'"

Matthew 5:4

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Matthew 6:9

So pray this way: Our Father in heaven, may your name be honored,

Luke 3:4-6

As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, "The voice of one shouting in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make his paths straight.

Luke 6:21

"Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. "Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.

Romans 8:26

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness, for we do not know how we should pray, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with inexpressible groanings.

2 Corinthians 6:18

and I will be a father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters," says the All-Powerful Lord.

2 Corinthians 7:9-11

Now I rejoice, not because you were made sad, but because you were made sad to the point of repentance. For you were made sad as God intended, so that you were not harmed in any way by us.

Hebrews 5:7

During his earthly life Christ offered both requests and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death and he was heard because of his devotion.

Hebrews 12:13

and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but be healed.

Hebrews 12:23

and congregation of the firstborn, who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous, who have been made perfect,

Revelation 7:17

because the Lamb in the middle of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."

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