Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Therefore say thou to them, Thus says LORD of hosts: Return to me, says LORD of hosts, and I will return to you, says LORD of hosts.

New American Standard Bible

Therefore say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, “Return to Me,” declares the Lord of hosts, “that I may return to you,” says the Lord of hosts.

King James Version

Therefore say thou unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Turn ye unto me, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will turn unto you, saith the LORD of hosts.

Holman Bible

So tell the people: This is what the Lord of Hosts says: Return to Me”—this is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts—“and I will return to you, says the Lord of Hosts.

International Standard Version

So tell them, "This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: "Return to me," declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, "and I will return to you.

American Standard Version

Therefore say thou unto them, Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Return unto me, saith Jehovah of hosts, and I will return unto you, saith Jehovah of hosts.

Amplified

Therefore say to the Jews, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts (armies), “Return to Me,” declares the Lord of hosts, “and I shall return to you.

Bible in Basic English

And you are to say to them, These are the words of the Lord of armies: Come back to me, says the Lord of armies, and I will come back to you.

Darby Translation

And thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Return unto me, saith Jehovah of hosts, and I will return unto you, saith Jehovah of hosts.

Julia Smith Translation

And thou saidst to them, Thus said Jehovah of armies: Turn back to me, says Jehovah of armies, and I will turn back to you, said Jehovah of armies.

King James 2000

Therefore say you unto them, Thus says the LORD of hosts; Turn you unto me, says the LORD of hosts, and I will turn unto you, says the LORD of hosts.

Lexham Expanded Bible

You must say to them: 'Thus says Yahweh of hosts: "Return to me," {declares} Yahweh of hosts, "and I will return to you," says Yahweh of hosts.

Modern King James verseion

And you say to them, So says Jehovah of Hosts: Turn to Me, says Jehovah of Hosts, and I will turn to you, says Jehovah of Hosts.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And say thou unto them, 'Thus sayeth the LORD of Hosts: Turn you unto me, sayeth the LORD of Hosts; and I will turn me unto you, sayeth the LORD of Hosts.

NET Bible

Therefore say to the people: The Lord who rules over all says, "Turn to me," says the Lord who rules over all, "and I will turn to you," says the Lord who rules over all.

New Heart English Bible

Therefore tell them: Thus says the LORD of hosts: 'Return to me,' says the LORD of hosts, 'and I will return to you,' says the LORD of hosts.

The Emphasized Bible

therefore shalt thou say unto them, Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, Return ye unto me, urgeth Yahweh of hosts, - that I may return unto you, saith Yahweh of hosts.

Webster

Therefore say thou to them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Turn ye to me, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will turn to you, saith the LORD of hosts.

World English Bible

Therefore tell them: Thus says Yahweh of Armies: 'Return to me,' says Yahweh of Armies, 'and I will return to you,' says Yahweh of Armies.

Youngs Literal Translation

And thou hast said unto them, Thus said Jehovah of Hosts, turn back unto Me, An affirmation of Jehovah of Hosts, And I turn back unto you, said Jehovah of Hosts.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
of hosts
צבאה צבא 
Tsaba' 
צבאה צבא 
Tsaba' 
Usage: 483
Usage: 483

שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

ye unto me, saith
נאם 
N@'um 
Usage: 376

and I will turn
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

Context Readings

A Plea For Repentance

2 LORD was greatly displeased with your fathers. 3 Therefore say thou to them, Thus says LORD of hosts: Return to me, says LORD of hosts, and I will return to you, says LORD of hosts. 4 Be ye not as your fathers, to whom the former prophets cried, saying, Thus says LORD of hosts: Return ye now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings, but they did not hear, nor hearken to me, says LORD.


Cross References

Malachi 3:7

From the days of your fathers ye have turned aside from my ordinances, and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you, says LORD of hosts. But ye say, How shall we return?

Isaiah 31:6

Turn ye to him from whom ye have deeply revolted, O sons of Israel.

Isaiah 31:6

Turn ye to him from whom ye have deeply revolted, O sons of Israel.

Jeremiah 12:15

And it shall come to pass, after I have plucked them up, I will return and have compassion on them. And I will bring them again, each man to his heritage, and each man to his land.

Deuteronomy 4:30-31

When thou are in tribulation, and all these things have come upon thee, in the latter days thou shall return to LORD thy God, and hearken to his voice.

Deuteronomy 30:2-10

and shall return to LORD thy God, and shall obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy sons, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul,

1 Kings 8:47-48

yet if they shall rethink themselves in the land where they are carried captive, and turn again, and make supplication to thee in the land of those who carried them captive, saying, We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have

2 Chronicles 15:4

But when in their distress they turned to LORD, the God of Israel, and sought him, he was found by them.

2 Chronicles 30:6-9

So the posts went with the letters from the king and his rulers throughout all Israel and Judah, and according to the commandment of the king, saying, Ye sons of Israel, turn again to LORD, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, th

Nehemiah 9:28

But after they had rest, they again did evil before thee. Therefore thou left them in the hand of their enemies, so that they had the dominion over them. Yet when they returned, and cried to thee, thou heard from heaven, and many t

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek ye LORD while he may be found. Call ye upon him while he is near.

Isaiah 55:6-14

Seek ye LORD while he may be found. Call ye upon him while he is near.

Isaiah 55:6

Seek ye LORD while he may be found. Call ye upon him while he is near.

Jeremiah 25:5

saying, Return ye now each one from his evil way, and from the evil of your doings, and dwell in the land that LORD has given to you and to your fathers, from of old and even for evermore.

Jeremiah 29:12-14

And ye shall call upon me, and ye shall go and pray to me, and I will hearken to you.

Jeremiah 31:18-20

I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself [saying], Thou have chastised me, and I was chastised as a calf unaccustomed [to the yoke]. Turn thou me back, and I shall be turned back, for thou are LORD my God.

Jeremiah 35:15

I have also sent to you all my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying, Return ye now every man from his evil way, and amend your doings, and go not after other gods to serve them, and ye shall dwell in the

Lamentations 3:39-41

Why does a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

Ezekiel 33:11

Say to them, As I live, says lord LORD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked man, but that the wicked man turn from his way and live. Turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways, for why will ye die, O house of Israel?

Hosea 6:1

Come, and let us return to LORD, for he has torn, and he will heal us. He has smitten, and he will bind us up.

Hosea 14:1

O Israel, return to LORD thy God, for thou have fallen by thine iniquity.

Hosea 14:4

I will heal their backsliding. I will love them freely. For my anger is turned away from him.

Joel 2:12

Yet even now, says LORD, turn ye to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning.

Micah 7:19-20

He will again have compassion upon us. He will tread our iniquities under foot, and thou will cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.

Luke 15:18-22

After rising, I will go to my father, and will say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and in thy sight.

James 4:8-10

Approach God and he will approach you. Cleanse the hands, ye sinners, and purify the hearts, ye double-minded.

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