Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Jeremiah 50:4

Context
NETBible

“When that time comes,” says the Lord, 1  “the people of Israel and Judah will return to the land together. They will come back with tears of repentance as they seek the Lord their God. 2 

XREF

Ezr 3:12,13; Ps 105:4; Ps 126:4-6; Isa 11:12,13; Isa 14:1; Isa 45:19; Isa 55:6; Isa 63:4; Jer 3:16-18; Jer 3:18; Jer 29:12-14; Jer 30:10,11; Jer 31:6,7,31; Jer 31:9,10; Jer 33:6-8; Jer 33:7; Jer 33:15; Jer 50:19,20,33,34; Jer 50:20; Jer 51:47,48; Eze 37:16-22; Eze 39:25; Ho 1:11; Ho 3:5; Joe 2:12; Zec 8:21-23; Zec 12:10; Jas 4:9

NET © Notes

tn Heb “oracle of the Lord.”

tn Heb “and the children of Israel will come, they and the children of Judah together. They shall go, weeping as they go, and they will seek the Lord their God.” The concept of “seeking” the Lord often has to do with seeking the Lord in worship (by sacrifice [Hos 5:6; 2 Chr 11:16]; prayer [Zech 8:21, 22; 2 Sam 12:16; Isa 65:1; 2 Chr 15:4]). In Hos 7:10 it is in parallel with returning to the Lord. In Ps 69:6 it is in parallel with hoping in or trusting in the Lord. Perhaps the most helpful parallels here, however, are Hos 3:5 (in comparison with Jer 30:9) and 2 Chr 15:15 where it is in the context of a covenant commitment to be loyal to the Lord which is similar to the context here (see the next verse). The translation is admittedly paraphrastic but “seeking the Lord” does not mean here looking for God as though he were merely a person to be found.



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