Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Yahweh, was sore displeased, with your fathers: 3 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. 4 Do not become like your fathers, unto whom the former prophets, proclaimed, saying, Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, Return, I pray you, from your wicked ways, and from your wicked practices; but they heard not, nor hearkened unto me, declareth Yahweh.


Cross References

Malachi 3:7

From the days of your fathers, have ye departed from my statutes, and not observed them, Return ye unto me, that I may return unto you, saith Yahweh of hosts. And yet ye say, Wherein shall we return?

Isaiah 31:6

Return ye unto him against whom the sons of Israel have deeply revolted,

Jeremiah 3:22

Return ye apostate sons, I will heal your apostasies! Behold us! we have come unto thee, For thou, art Yahweh our God.

Jeremiah 12:15

And it shall come to pass after I bare uprooted them, I will again have compassion upon them, - and will bring them back - Every man - to his own inheritance and Every man - to his own land.

Deuteronomy 4:30-31

In thy distress, when all these things have found thee out - in the afterpart of the days, thou wilt return unto Yahweh thy God, and writ hearken to his voice.

Deuteronomy 30:2-10

and thou shalt return unto Yahweh thy God and shalt hearken unto his voice, according to all that I am commanding thee to-day, - thou and thy sons, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul,

1 Kings 8:47-48

and they come back to their right mind, in the land whither they have been taken captive, - and so turn and make supplication unto thee, in the land of their captors, saying, We have sinned and done perversely, we have been lawless;

2 Chronicles 15:4

But they turned, in their distress, unto Yahweh God of Israel, - and sought him, and he was found of them.

2 Chronicles 30:6-9

The runners, therefore, went with letters from the hand of the king and his rulers, throughout all Israel and Judah, and according to the commandment of the king, saying, - Ye sons of Israel, return ye unto Yahweh, God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, and he will return unto the remnant, that which is left to you, out of the hand of the kings of Assyria.

Nehemiah 9:28

But, as soon as they had rest, they again wrought wickedness before thee, - and thou didst leave them in the hand of their enemies, who bare rule over them, yet, when they again made outcry unto thee, thou, from the heavens, didst hear and didst deliver them according to thy compassions, many times;

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek Yahweh while he may be found, - Call ye upon him while he is near:

Jeremiah 3:12-14

Go, and proclaim these words, towards the North and say - Return! thou apostate - Israel, Urgeth Yahweh, I will not lower my face against you, - for full of lovingkindness, I am, Declareth Yahweh, I will not maintain mine anger unto times age-abiding.

Jeremiah 4:1

If thou wilt return, O Israel, Declareth Yahweh, Unto me, mayst thou return, - And if thou wilt remove thine abominations from before me, Then shalt thou not become a wanderer.

Jeremiah 25:5

saying, - Return I pray you every one from his wicked way and from the wickedness of your doings, So shall ye remain on the soil which Yahweh hath given to you and to your fathers, - even from age to age;

Jeremiah 29:12-14

So shall ye call upon me, - And go and pray unto me, - And I will hearken unto you;

Jeremiah 31:18-20

I have, heard, Ephraim bemoaning himself, Thou hast chastised me and I have been chastised, Like a bullock, not broken in, Suffer me to return that I may return, For thou, art Yahweh my God.

Jeremiah 35:15

And I sent unto you all my servants the prophets, betimes, sending, saying, Return I pray you - every man from his wicked way, And amend your doings, And do not go after other gods to serve them, So shall ye remain on the soil which I gave to you, and to your fathers, - but ye have not inclined your ear, nor hearkened, unto me.

Lamentations 3:39-41

Why should a living son of earth complain, Let a man complain because of his sins?

Ezekiel 33:11

Say unto them, As I live, Declareth My Lord Yahweh, Surely, I can take no pleasure in the death of the lawless man, But that the lawless man turn from his way, and live,- Turn ye, turn ye, from your wicked ways, For wherefore should ye die. O house of Israel?

Hosea 6:1

Come, and let us return unto Yahweh! for, he, hath torn, that he might heal us, - smitten, that he might bind us up.

Hosea 14:1

Return thou, O Israel, unto Yahweh thy God, - for thou hast stumbled by thine iniquity.

Hosea 14:4

I will heal their apostacy, I will love them freely, - for mine anger, hath turned, from them.

Joel 2:12

Even now, therefore, urgeth Yahweh, Turn ye unto me, with all your heart, - and with fasting and with weeping, and with lamentation;

Micah 7:19-20

He will again have compassion upon us, he will subdue our iniquities, - Thou wilt cast - into the depths of the sea - all their sins.

Luke 15:18-22

I will arise, and go unto my father, and will say unto him - Father! I have sinned against heaven, and before thee:

James 4:8-10

Draw near unto God, and he will draw near unto you. Cleanse hands, sinners! Chasten hearts, double souls!

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