3:10 In spite of all this, 1 Israel’s sister, unfaithful Judah, has not turned back to me with any sincerity; she has only pretended to do so,” 2 says the Lord.
They grow prosperous and are very fruitful. 4
They always talk about you,
but they really care nothing about you. 5
1 tn Heb “And even in all this.”
2 tn Heb “ has not turned back to me with all her heart but only in falsehood.”
3 tn Heb “You planted them and they took root.”
5 tn Heb “You are near in their mouths, but far from their kidneys.” The figure of substitution is being used here, “mouth” for “words” and “kidneys” for passions and affections. A contemporary equivalent might be, “your name is always on their lips, but their hearts are far from you.”