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Jeremiah 4:3

Context
NETBible

Yes, 1  the Lord has this to say to the people of Judah and Jerusalem: “Like a farmer breaking up hard unplowed ground, you must break your rebellious will and make a new beginning; just as a farmer must clear away thorns lest the seed is wasted, you must get rid of the sin that is ruining your lives. 2 

XREF

Ge 3:18; Ho 10:12; Mt 13:7,22; Mr 4:7,18,19; Lu 8:7,14; Ga 6:7,8

NET © Notes

tn The Hebrew particle is obviously asseverative here since a causal connection appears to make little sense.

tn Heb “Plow up your unplowed ground and do not sow among the thorns.” The translation is an attempt to bring out the force of a metaphor. The idea seems to be that they are to plow over the thorns and make the ground ready for the seeds which will produce a new crop where none had been produced before.



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