Jeremiah 3:11
Good News Translation
Then the LORD told me that, even though Israel had turned away from him, she had proved to be better than unfaithful Judah.

Contemporary English Version
Even the people of Israel were honest enough not to pretend.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord said to me: The rebellious Israel hath justified her soul, in comparison of the treacherous Juda.

New American Bible
Then the LORD said to me: Rebel Israel is more just than traitor Judah.

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And the Lord said to me: The rebellious Israel hath justified her soul, in comparison of the treacherous Juda.

the backsliding

Jeremiah 3:8,22 That because the rebellious Israel had played the harlot, I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce: yet her treacherous sister Juda was not afraid, but went and played the harlot also herself. . . .

Hosea 4:16 For Israel hath gone astray like a wanton heifer now will the Lord feed them, as a lamb in a spacious place.

Hosea 11:7 And my people shall long for my return: but a yoke shall be put upon them together, which shall not be taken off.

justified

Ezekiel 16:47,51,52 But neither hast thou walked in their ways, nor hast thou done a little less than they according to their wickednesses: thou hast done almost more wicked things than they in all thy ways. . . .

Ezekiel 23:11 And when her sister Ooliba saw this, she was mad with lust more than she: and she carried her fornication beyond the fornication of her sister.

Context
Invitation to Repentance
11And the Lord said to me: The rebellious Israel hath justified her soul, in comparison of the treacherous Juda.12Go, and proclaim these words towards the north, and thou shalt say: Return, O rebellious Israel, saith the Lord, and I will not turn away my face from you: for I am holy, saith the Lord, and I will not be angry for ever.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 3:7
And when she had done all these things, I said: Return to me, and she did not return. And her treacherous sister Juda saw,

Jeremiah 11:10
They are returned to the former iniquities of their fathers, who refused to hear my words: so these likewise have gone after strange gods, to serve them: the house of Israel, and the house of Juda have made void my covenant, which I made with their fathers.

Ezekiel 16:51
And Samaria committed not half thy sins: but thou hast surpassed them with thy crimes, and hast justified thy sisters by all thy abominations which thou hast done.

Ezekiel 16:52
Therefore do thou also bear thy confusion, thou that hast surpassed thy sisters with thy sins, doing more wickedly than they: for they are justified above thee, therefore be thou also confounded, and bear thy shame, thou that hast justified thy sisters.

Ezekiel 23:11
And when her sister Ooliba saw this, she was mad with lust more than she: and she carried her fornication beyond the fornication of her sister.

Additional Translations
And the LORD said to me, “Faithless Israel has shown herself more righteous than unfaithful Judah.And the LORD said to me, The backsliding Israel has justified herself more than treacherous Judah.

And Jehovah said unto me, Backsliding Israel hath showed herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.

And the Lord said to me, Israel has justified himself more than faithless Juda.

And Jehovah said unto me, Backsliding Israel hath shewn herself more just than treacherous Judah.

And the LORD said unto me, Backsliding Israel hath shewn herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.

And the LORD said to me, The backsliding Israel hath justified herself more than treacherous Judah.

Yahweh said to me, "Backsliding Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.

And Jehovah saith unto me: 'Justified herself hath backsliding Israel, More than treacherous Judah.
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