Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Do not be like your ancestors; the earlier prophets proclaimed to them: This is what the Lord of Hosts says: Turn from your evil ways and your evil deeds. But they did not listen or pay attention to Me"-the Lord's declaration.

New American Standard Bible

"Do not be like your fathers, to whom the former prophets proclaimed, saying, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, "Return now from your evil ways and from your evil deeds "' But they did not listen or give heed to Me," declares the LORD.

King James Version

Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom the former prophets have cried, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Turn ye now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings: but they did not hear, nor hearken unto me, saith the LORD.

International Standard Version

Don't be like your ancestors, to whom the former prophets proclaimed: "This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: "It's time to turn from your evil lifestyles and from your evil actions," "but they would neither listen nor pay attention to me,'" declares the LORD.'

A Conservative Version

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.

American Standard Version

Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom the former prophets cried, saying, Thus saith Jehovah of hosts, Return ye now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings: but they did not hear, nor hearken unto me, saith Jehovah.

Amplified

Be not as your fathers to whom the former prophets cried, Thus says the Lord of hosts: Return now from your evil ways and your evil doings; but they would not hear or listen to Me, says the Lord.

Bible in Basic English

Be not like your fathers, to whom the voice of the earlier prophets came, saying, Be turned now from your evil ways and from your evil doings: but they did not give ear to me or take note, says the Lord.

Darby Translation

Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom the former prophets cried, saying, Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Turn ye now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings; but they did not hearken nor attend unto me, saith Jehovah.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Do not be as your fathers, unto whom the former prophets have cried, saying, Thus hath the LORD of the hosts said; Turn now from your evil ways and from your evil doings: but they did not hear, nor hearken unto me, said the LORD.

Julia Smith Translation

Ye shall not be as your fathers which the former prophets called to them, saying, Thus, said Jehovah of armies: Turn back now from your evil ways and your evil doings: and they heard not, and they attended not to me, says Jehovah.

King James 2000

Be you not as your fathers, unto whom the former prophets have cried, saying, Thus says the LORD of hosts; Turn you now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings: but they did not hear, nor hearken unto me, says the LORD.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Do not be like your ancestors, to whom the former prophets proclaimed, saying, 'Thus says Yahweh of hosts: "Return from your evil ways and your evil deeds!" ' But they did not hear and they did not pay attention to me," {declares} Yahweh.

Modern King James verseion

Be not as your fathers, to whom the former prophets have proclaimed to them, saying, So says Jehovah of Hosts: Turn now from your evil ways and your evil doings. But they did not hear nor listen to Me, says Jehovah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Be not ye like your forefathers, unto whom the Prophets cried afore time, saying, 'Thus sayeth the LORD God of hosts: Turn you from your evil ways, and from your wicked imaginations.' But they would not hear, nor regard me, sayeth the LORD.

NET Bible

"Do not be like your ancestors, to whom the former prophets called out, saying, 'The Lord who rules over all says, "Turn now from your evil wickedness,"' but they would by no means obey me," says the Lord.

New Heart English Bible

Do not be like your fathers, to whom the former prophets proclaimed, saying: Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'Return now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings;' but they did not hear, nor listen to me, says the LORD.

The Emphasized Bible

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.

Webster

Be ye not as your fathers, to whom the former prophets have cried, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Turn ye now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings: but they did not hear, nor hearken to me, saith the LORD.

World English Bible

Don't you be like your fathers, to whom the former prophets proclaimed, saying: Thus says Yahweh of Armies, 'Return now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings;' but they did not hear, nor listen to me, says Yahweh.

Youngs Literal Translation

Ye shall not be as your fathers, To whom the former prophets called, saying: Thus said Jehovah of Hosts, Turn back I pray you, From your evil ways and from your evil doings, And they did not hearken, Nor attend to Me -- an affirmation of Jehovah.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Be ye not as your fathers
H1
אב 
'ab 
Usage: 1214

ראשׁן ראשׁון 
Ri'shown 
Usage: 182

נביא 
Nabiy' 
Usage: 315

קרא 
Qara' 
Usage: 736

the Lord

Usage: 0

of hosts
צבאה צבא 
Tsaba' 
Usage: 483

שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

מעלל 
Ma`alal 
Usage: 41

קשׁב 
Qashab 
Usage: 46

unto me, saith
נאם 
N@'um 
Usage: 376

Context Readings

A Plea For Repentance

3 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. 4 Do not be like your ancestors; the earlier prophets proclaimed to them: This is what the Lord of Hosts says: Turn from your evil ways and your evil deeds. But they did not listen or pay attention to Me"-the Lord's declaration. 5 "Where are your ancestors now? And do the prophets live forever?


Cross References

Psalm 78:8

Then they would not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation whose heart was not loyal and whose spirit was not faithful to God.

2 Chronicles 36:15-16

But the Lord God of their ancestors sent word against them by the hand of his messengers, sending them time and time again, for He had compassion on His people and on His dwelling place.

Psalm 106:6-7

Both we and our fathers have sinned; we have gone astray and have acted wickedly.

Isaiah 1:16-19

"Wash yourselves. Cleanse yourselves. Remove your evil deeds from My sight. Stop doing evil.

Jeremiah 35:15

Time and time again I have sent you all My servants the prophets, proclaiming: Turn, each one from his evil way of life, and correct your actions. Stop following other gods to serve them. Live in the land that I gave you and your ancestors. But you would not pay attention or obey Me.

Ezekiel 33:11

Tell them: As I live"-the declaration of the Lord God -"I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked person should turn from his way and live. Repent, repent of your evil ways! Why will you die, house of Israel?

Zechariah 1:3

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.

2 Chronicles 24:19-22

Nevertheless, He sent them prophets to bring them back to the Lord; they admonished them, but they would not listen.

2 Chronicles 29:6-10

For our fathers were unfaithful and did what is evil in the sight of the Lord our God. They abandoned Him, turned their faces away from the Lord's tabernacle, and turned their backs on Him.

2 Chronicles 30:7

Don't be like your fathers and your brothers who were unfaithful to the Lord God of their ancestors so that He made them an object of horror as you yourselves see.

2 Chronicles 34:21

"Go. Inquire of the Lord for me and for those remaining in Israel and Judah, concerning the words of the book that was found. For great is the Lord's wrath that is poured out on us because our fathers have not kept the word of the Lord in order to do everything written in this book."

Ezra 9:7

Our guilt has been terrible from the days of our fathers until the present. Because of our iniquities we have been handed over, along with our kings and priests, to the surrounding kings, and to the sword, captivity, plundering, and open shame, as it is today.

Nehemiah 9:16

But our ancestors acted arrogantly; they became stiff-necked and did not listen to Your commands.

Nehemiah 9:26

But they were disobedient and rebelled against You. They flung Your law behind their backs and killed Your prophets who warned them to turn them back to You. They committed terrible blasphemies.

Nehemiah 9:30

You were patient with them for many years, and Your Spirit warned them through Your prophets, but they would not listen. Therefore, You handed them over to the surrounding peoples.

Isaiah 30:9-11

They are a rebellious people, deceptive children, children who do not obey the Lord's instruction.

Isaiah 31:6

Return to the One the Israelites have greatly rebelled against.

Jeremiah 3:12

Go, proclaim these words to the north, and say: Return, unfaithful Israel. [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration. I will not look on you with anger, for I am unfailing in My love. [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration. I will not be angry forever.

Jeremiah 6:16-17

This is what the Lord says: Stand by the roadways and look. Ask about the ancient paths: Which is the way to what is good? Then take it and find rest for yourselves. But they protested: We won't!

Jeremiah 7:3-7

"This is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: Correct your ways and your deeds, and I will allow you to live in this place.

Jeremiah 11:6-8

The Lord said to me, "Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem: Obey the words of this covenant and carry them out.

Jeremiah 13:9-10

"This is what the Lord says: Just like this I will ruin the great pride of both Judah and Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 13:16-18

Give glory to the Lord your God before He brings darkness, before your feet stumble on the mountains at dusk. You wait for light, but He brings darkest gloom and makes thick darkness.

Jeremiah 17:19-23

This is what the Lord said to me, "Go and stand in the People's Gate, through which the kings of Judah enter and leave, and in all the gates of Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 18:11

So now, say to the men of Judah and to the residents of Jerusalem: This is what the Lord says: I am about to bring harm to you and make plans against you. Turn now, each from your evil way, and correct your ways and your deeds.

Jeremiah 25:3-7

"From the thirteenth year of Josiah son of Amon, king of Judah, until this very day-23 years-the word of the Lord has come to me, and I have spoken to you time and time again, but you have not obeyed.

Jeremiah 26:5

and by listening to the words of My servants the prophets I have been sending you time and time again, though you did not listen,

Jeremiah 36:2-10

"Take a scroll, and write on it all the words I have spoken to you concerning Israel, Judah, and all the nations from the time I [first] spoke to you during Josiah's reign until today.

Jeremiah 36:23-24

As soon as Jehudi would read three or four columns, Jehoiakim would cut the scroll with a scribe's knife and throw the columns into the blazing fire until the entire scroll was consumed by the fire in the brazier.

Jeremiah 44:4-5

So I sent you all My servants the prophets time and time again, saying, Don't do this detestable thing that I hate.

Jeremiah 44:16

"As for the word you spoke to us in the name of the Lord, we are not going to listen to you!

Ezekiel 3:7-9

But the house of Israel will not want to listen to you because they do not want to listen to Me. For the whole house of Israel is hardheaded and hardhearted.

Ezekiel 18:14-17

"Now suppose he has a son who sees all the sins his father has committed, and though he sees them, he does not do likewise.

Ezekiel 18:30-32

"Therefore, house of Israel, I will judge each one of you according to his ways." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God . "Repent and turn from all your transgressions, so they will not be a stumbling block that causes your punishment.

Hosea 14:1

Israel, return to the Lord your God, for you have stumbled in your sin.

Amos 5:13-15

Therefore, the wise person will keep silent at such a time, for the days are evil.

Amos 5:24

But let justice flow like water, and righteousness, like an unfailing stream.

Micah 2:6

"Stop your preaching," they preach. "They should not preach these things; shame will not overtake us."

Zechariah 7:11-13

But they refused to pay attention and turned a stubborn shoulder; they closed their ears so they could not hear.

Matthew 3:8-10

Therefore produce fruit consistent with repentance.

Acts 3:19

Therefore repent and turn back, that your sins may be wiped out so that seasons of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,

Acts 7:51-52

"You stiff-necked people with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are always resisting the Holy Spirit; as your forefathers did, so do you.

Acts 26:20

Instead, I preached to those in Damascus first, and to those in Jerusalem and in all the region of Judea, and to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works worthy of repentance.

1 Thessalonians 2:15-16

They killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and persecuted us; they displease God, and are hostile to everyone,

1 Peter 1:18

For you know that you were redeemed from your empty way of life inherited from the fathers, not with perishable things, like silver or gold,

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