Neviim Akharonim:

YirmeYahu / ירמיה

Jeremiah Chapter 3

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The three kara (callings) for Yisrael to make Teshuvah 12; 14; 22

3:1 They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man's, shall he return to her again? shall not that land be greatly polluted? but you have played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me,

declares ADONAI (יהוה).

3:2 Lift up your eyes to the shephi (high places), and see where you have not been lien with. In the darkhei (ways) have you sat for them, as the Arabian in the wilderness; and you have polluted the land with your whoredoms and with your wickedness.

3:3 Therefore the showers have been withholden, and there has been no latter rain; and you hadst a whore's forehead, you refusedst to be ashamed.

3:4 will you not from this time cry to me, My father, you [art] the guide of my youth?

3:5 Will he reserve [his anger] for ever? will he keep [it] to the end? Behold, you have spoken and done evil things as you couldest.

Second Message:

Future glory for Yehudah conditional upon making Teshuvah

3:6 ADONAI (יהוה) said also to me in the days of Yoshiyah ha melekh, have you seen [that] which meshuvah (backsliding) Yisrael has done? she is gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there has played the harlot.

3:7 And I said after she had done all these [things], Turn you to Me. But she returned not. And her treacherous sister Yehudah saw [it].

3:8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby meshuvah Yisrael committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Yehudah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.

3:9 And it came to pass through the lightness of her whoredom, that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stocks.

3:10 And yet for all this her treacherous achot (sister) Yehudah has not turned to Me with her whole heart, but deception,

declares ADONAI (יהוה).

3:11 And ADONAI (יהוה) said to me, The meshuvah Yisrael has tzedek herself more than treacherous Yehudah.

3:12 Halak (go) ve kara (proclaim) these Devarim toward the Tzafon (north), and say:

"Shuv!  meshuvah Yisrael"

declares ADONAI (יהוה); [and]

"I will not cause Mine anger to fall upon you: for I [am] merciful"

declares ADONAI (יהוה), [and]

I will not keep [anger] forever.

3:13 Only yada (acknowledge) your iniquity, that you have transgressed against ADONAI (יהוה) Eloheicha, and have scattered your darkhei (ways) to the strangers under every green tree, and you have not obeyed My voice, neum (declares) ADONAI (יהוה).

3:14 "Shuv! Banim (בנים) shovavim (faithless) ", declares ADONAI (יהוה); for Anoki Ba'al (husband) to you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Tzyon (ציון):

3:15 And I will give you rulers (ro'im) according to Mine heart, which shall feed you with daas (knowledge) and seichel (understanding, prosper)

3:16 And it shall come to pass, when you be multiplied and parah (increased; fruitful) in ha ertez, in those days, declares ADONAI (יהוה), lo yomer (say) Aod (anymore) Aron Brit ADONAI (יהוה): neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit [it]; neither shall [that] be done any more.

3:17 At that time they shall call YeruShalayim the throne of ADONAI (יהוה); and all the nations shall be gathered to it, to The Name of ADONAI (יהוה), to YeruShalayim: neither shall they halak any more after the sheirut (stubborness) leviim (hearts) ha ra'ah (evil)

3:18 In those days beit Yehudah shall halak with beit Yisrael, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given for an inheritance to avoteichem.

3:19 But I said, How shall I put you among the children, and give you a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations? and I said, You shall call Me, My AVI; and shall not turn away from Me.

3:20 Surely [as] a wife treacherously departs from her husband, so have you dealt treacherously with Me, O beit Yisrael, declares ADONAI (יהוה).

3:21 A voice was heard upon the shephi (high places), weeping [and] tachanun (supplictions, תּחנוּן) of benai Yisrael: for they have perverted their derek, [and] they have forgotten ADONAI (יהוה) Eloheihem.

3:22 "Shuv! Banim (בנים) shovavim (faithless) ", [and] I will heal your meshuvot (faithlessness). Hinei, we come to Thee; for You [art] ADONAI (יהוה) Eloheinu.

3:23 Truly in vain [is salvation hoped for] from the hills, [and from] the multitude of mountains: Truly in ADONAI (יהוה) Eloheinu Teshu'at Yisrael (salvation of Yisrael) .

3:24 For shame has devoured the labour of Avoteinu from our youth; their flocks and their herds, their banim and their banot.

3:25 We lie down in our shame, and our confusion covereth us: for we have sinned against ADONAI (יהוה) Eloheinu, we and Avoteinu, from our youth even to this day, and have not obeyed the voice of ADONAI (יהוה) Eloheinu.


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Teshuvah - Turning back to Elohim (repentance)

Meshuvah - turning away from Elohim, turning back, apostasy, backsliding; some version use faithless which shovavim

3:10 - Bagod -בּגוד treacherous; unfaithful, deceitful, pretended - Bagad to act treacherously, deceitfully, deal treacherously ; to act or deal treacherously, faithlessly, deceitfully, offend