The Book of Jeremiah Chapter 3 – New King James Version (NKJV) – Audio Bible

Chapter 3. They say if a man divorces his wife and She goes from him and becomes another Man's may he return to her again Would not that land be greatly polluted But you have played the Harlot with many Lovers Yet return to me says the Lord Lift up your eyes to the desolate Heights and see Where have you not laying with men By the road you have sat for them like An Arabian in the wilderness and you Have polluted the land with your Harlot Trees and your wickedness Therefore the showers have been withheld And there has been no latter rain You have had a harlot's forehead you Refuse to be ashamed Will you not from this time cry to me my Father you are the guide of my youth Will he remain angry forever will he Keep it to the end Behold you have spoken and done evil Things as you were able The Lord said also to me in the days of Josiah the king Have you seen what backsliding Israel Has done She has gone up on every high mountain And under every Green Tree and there Played the Harlot And I said after she had done all these Things returned to me

But she did not return And her treacherous sister Judah saw it Then I saw that for all the causes for Which backsliding Israel had committed Adultery I had put her away and given Her a certificate of divorce Yet her treacherous sister Judah did not Fear but went and played the Harlot also It came to pass through her casual Harlotry that she defiled the land and Committed adultery with stones and trees And yet for all this Her treacherous sister Judah has not Turned to me with her whole heart but in Pretense says the Lord Then the Lord said to me Backsliding Israel has shown herself More righteous than treacherous Judah Go and Proclaim these words toward the North and say Return backsliding Israel says the Lord I will not cause my anger to fall on you For I am merciful says the Lord I will not remain angry forever Only acknowledge your iniquity that you Have transgressed against the Lord your God and have scattered your charms to Alien deities under every Green Tree And you have not obeyed my voice Says the Lord Return o backsliding children says the Lord For I am married to you I will take you one from a city and two

From a family And I will bring you to Zion And I will give you Shepherds according To my heart who will feed you with Knowledge and understanding Then it shall come to pass when you are Multiplied and increased in the land in Those days says the Lord That they will say no more the Ark of The Covenant of the Lord It shall not come to mind nor shall they Remember it nor shall they visit it nor Shall it be made anymore At that time Jerusalem shall be called The Throne of the Lord And all the nations shall be gathered to It to the name of the Lord to Jerusalem No more shall they follow the dictates Of their evil hearts In those days the house of Judah shall Walk with the house of Israel and they Shall come together out of the land of The North to the land that I have given As an inheritance to your fathers But I said How can I put you among the children and Give you a pleasant land a beautiful Heritage of the hosts of Nations And I said You shall call me my father And not turn away from me Surely as a wife treacherously departs From her husband so have you dealt Treacherously with me o House of Israel

Says the Lord A voice was heard on the desolate Heights weeping and supplications of the Children of Israel For they have perverted their way They have forgotten the Lord their God Return you backsliding children And I will heal your backslidings Indeed we do come to you for you are the Lord our God Truly in vain is salvation hoped for From the hills and from the multitude of Mountains Truly in the Lord our God is the Salvation of Israel For shame has devoured the labor of our Fathers from our youth their flocks and Their herds their sons and their Daughters We lie down in our shame and our Reproach covers Us For we have sinned against the Lord Our God we and our fathers from our youth Even to this day And have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God

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