Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

and rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto Jehovah your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great loving-kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

New American Standard Bible

And rend your heart and not your garments " Now return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness And relenting of evil.

King James Version

And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

Holman Bible

Tear your hearts,
not just your clothes,
and return to the Lord your God.
For He is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger, rich in faithful love,
and He relents from sending disaster.

International Standard Version

Tear your hearts, not your garments; and turn back to the LORD your God. For he is gracious and compassionate, slow to become angry, overflowing in gracious love, and grieves about this evil.

A Conservative Version

And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn to LORD your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, and relents of the evil.

American Standard Version

and rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto Jehovah your God; for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

Amplified

Rend your hearts and not your garments and return to the Lord, your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in loving-kindness; and He revokes His sentence of evil [when His conditions are met].

Bible in Basic English

Let your hearts be broken, and not your clothing, and come back to the Lord your God: for he is full of grace and pity, slow to be angry and great in mercy, ready to be turned from his purpose of punishment.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

and rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and great in mercy, and he does repent of chastisement.

Julia Smith Translation

And rend your heart and not your garments, and turn back to Jehovah your God: for he is merciful and compassionate, slow of anger and of much kindness, and lamenting on account of the evil.

King James 2000

And tear your hearts, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and relents from sending calamity.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Rend your hearts and not your garments, and return to Yahweh your God, because he [is] gracious and compassionate, {slow to anger} and great in loyal love, and relenting from harm.

Modern King James verseion

Yes, tear your heart and not your robes, and turn to Jehovah your God: for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and He pities because of the evil.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And tear your hearts and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God. For he is full of mercy and compassion, long ere he be angry, and great in mercy and repentance when he is at the point to punish.

NET Bible

Return to the Lord your God, for he is merciful and compassionate, slow to anger and boundless in loyal love -- often relenting from calamitous punishment.

New Heart English Bible

Tear your heart, and not your garments, and turn to the LORD, your God; for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, and relents from sending calamity.

The Emphasized Bible

And rend your heart, and not your garments, turn therefore, unto Yahweh your God, - for, gracious and full of compassion, is he, slow to anger, and abundant in loving- kindness, and will grieve over calamity.

Webster

And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn to the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth of the evil.

World English Bible

Tear your heart, and not your garments, and turn to Yahweh, your God; for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, and relents from sending calamity.

Youngs Literal Translation

And rend your heart, and not your garments, And turn back unto Jehovah your God, For gracious and merciful is He, Slow to anger, and abundant in kindness, And He hath repented concerning the evil.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
קרע 
Qara` 
Usage: 63

לבב 
Lebab 
Usage: 251

and not your garments
בּגד 
Beged 
Usage: 217

and turn
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

unto the Lord

Usage: 0

אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

for he is gracious
חנּוּן 
Channuwn 
Usage: 13

and merciful
רחוּם 
Rachuwm 
Usage: 13

ארך 
'arek 
Usage: 15

and of great
רב 
Rab 
Usage: 458

and repenteth
נחם 
Nacham 
Usage: 108

Context Readings

A Call To Repentance

12 Yet even now, saith Jehovah, turn to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning; 13 and rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto Jehovah your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great loving-kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. 14 Who knoweth? He might return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him, an oblation and a drink-offering for Jehovah your God?


Cross References

Psalm 34:18

Jehovah is nigh to those that are of a broken heart, and saveth them that are of a contrite spirit.

Jonah 4:2

And he prayed unto Jehovah, and said, Ah, Jehovah, was not this my saying when I was yet in my country? Therefore I was minded to flee at first unto Tarshish; for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great loving-kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.

Job 1:20

And Job rose up, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down on the ground, and worshipped;

Isaiah 57:15

For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, and whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, and with him that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

Genesis 37:29

And Reuben returned to the pit, and behold, Joseph was not in the pit; and he rent his garments,

Genesis 37:34

And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth on his loins, and mourned for his son many days.

2 Samuel 1:11

Then David took hold of his garments and rent them; and all the men that were with him did likewise.

1 Kings 21:27

And it came to pass when Ahab heard these words, that he rent his garments, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.

Psalm 51:17

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Psalm 86:5

For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive, and art of great loving-kindness unto all that call upon thee.

Psalm 86:15

But thou, Lord, art a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in goodness and truth.

Exodus 34:6-7

And Jehovah passed by before his face, and proclaimed, Jehovah, Jehovah God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in goodness and truth,

Numbers 14:18

Jehovah is slow to anger, and abundant in goodness, forgiving iniquity and transgression, but by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon the third and fourth generation.

2 Kings 5:7

And it came to pass when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he rent his garments, and said, Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man sends to me to cure a man of his leprosy? Wherefore consider, I pray you, and see how he seeks an occasion against me.

2 Kings 6:30

And it came to pass when the king heard the words of the woman, that he rent his garments; and he was passing by upon the wall, and the people looked, and behold, he had sackcloth within upon his flesh.

2 Kings 22:11

And it came to pass when the king heard the words of the book of the law, that he rent his garments.

2 Kings 22:19

Because thy heart was tender, and thou didst humble thyself before Jehovah, when thou heardest what I spoke against this place and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and didst rend thy garments and weep before me, I also have heard thee, saith Jehovah.

Nehemiah 9:17

and refused to obey, neither were they mindful of thy wonders which thou hadst done among them; but hardened their neck, and in their rebellion made a captain to return to their bondage. But thou art a +God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and of great loving-kindness, and thou forsookest them not.

Psalm 103:8

Jehovah is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in loving-kindness.

Psalm 106:45

And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his loving-kindnesses;

Psalm 145:7-9

They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

Isaiah 58:5

Is such the fast that I have chosen, a day for a man to afflict his soul, that he should bow down his head as a bulrush, and spread sackcloth and ashes under him? Wilt thou call this a fast, and a day acceptable to Jehovah?

Isaiah 66:2

Even all these things hath my hand made, and all these things have been, saith Jehovah. But to this man will I look: to the afflicted and contrite in spirit, and who trembleth at my word.

Jeremiah 18:7-8

At the moment that I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to break down, and to destroy,

Ezekiel 9:4

and Jehovah said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that are done in the midst thereof.

Amos 7:2-6

And it came to pass, when they had wholly eaten the grass of the land, that I said, O Lord Jehovah, forgive, I beseech thee! How shall Jacob arise? for he is small.

Micah 7:18

Who is a God like unto thee, that forgiveth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? He retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in loving-kindness.

Nahum 1:3

Jehovah is slow to anger, and great in power, and doth not at all clear the guilty: Jehovah, his way is in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.

Matthew 5:3-4

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.

Matthew 6:16-18

And when ye fast, be not as the hypocrites, downcast in countenance; for they disfigure their faces, so that they may appear fasting to men: verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

Romans 2:4

or despisest thou the riches of his goodness, and forbearance, and long-suffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads thee to repentance?

Romans 5:20-21

But law came in, in order that the offence might abound; but where sin abounded grace has overabounded,

Ephesians 2:4

but God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love wherewith he loved us,

1 Timothy 4:8

for bodily exercise is profitable for a little, but piety is profitable for everything, having promise of life, of the present one, and of that to come.

James 1:19-20

So that, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;

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