Jeremiah 3:23
Good News Translation
We were not helped at all by our pagan worship on the hilltops. Help for Israel comes only from the LORD our God.

Contemporary English Version
On hilltops, we worshiped idols and made loud noises, but it was all for nothing--only you can save us.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In very deed the hills were liars, and the multitude of the mountains: truly in the Lord our God is the salvation of Israel.

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In very deed the hills were liars, and the multitude of the mountains: truly in the Lord our God is the salvation of Israel.

in vain

Jeremiah 3:6 And the Lord said to me in the days of king Josias: Hast thou seen what rebellious Israel hath done? she hath gone of herself upon every high mountain, and under every green tree, and hath played the harlot there.

Jeremiah 10:14-16 Every man is become a fool for knowledge, every artist is confounded in his graven idol: for what he hath cast is false, and there is no spirit in them. . . .

Psalm 121:1,2 I have lifted up my eyes to the mountains, from whence help shall come to me. . . .

Isaiah 44:9 The makers of idols are all of them nothing, and their best beloved things shall not profit them. They are their witnesses, that they do not see, nor understand, that they may be ashamed.

Isaiah 45:20 Assemble yourselves, and come, and draw near together, ye that are saved of the Gentiles: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven work, and pray to a god that cannot save.

Isaiah 46:7,8 You that contribute gold out of the bag, and weigh out silver in the scales: and hire a goldsmith to make a god: and they fall down and worship. . . .

Ezekiel 20:28 And I had brought them into the land, for which I lifted up my hand to give it them: they saw every high hill, and every shady tree, and there they sacrificed their victims: and there they presented the provocation of their offerings, and there they set their sweet odours, and poured forth their libations.

Jonah 2:8,9 When my soul was in distress within me, I remembered the Lord: that my prayer may come to thee, unto the holy temple. . . .

in the Lord

Jeremiah 14:8 O expectation of Israel, the Saviour thereof in time of trouble: why wilt thou be as a stranger in the land, and as a wayfaring man turning in to lodge?

Psalm 3:8 Salvation is of the Lord: and thy blessing is upon thy people.

Psalm 37:39,40 But the salvation of the just is from the Lord, and he is their protector in the time of trouble. . . .

Psalm 121:1,2 I have lifted up my eyes to the mountains, from whence help shall come to me. . . .

Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God is my saviour, I will deal confidently, and will not fear: because the Lord is my strength, and my praise, and he is become my salvation.

Isaiah 43:11 I am, I am the Lord: and there is no saviour besides me.

Isaiah 45:15,17 Verily thou art a hidden God, the God of Israel the saviour. . . .

Isaiah 63:1,16 Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bosra, this beautiful one in his robe, walking in the greatness of his strength. I, that speak justice, and am a defender to save. . . .

Hosea 1:7 And I will have mercy on the house of Juda, and I will save them by the Lord, their God: and I will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, nor by horses, nor by horsemen.

John 4:22 You adore that which you know not: we adore that which we know. For salvation is of the Jews.

Context
Invitation to Repentance
22Return, you rebellious children, and I will heal your rebellions. Behold we come to thee: for thou art the Lord our God. 23In very deed the hills were liars, and the multitude of the mountains: truly in the Lord our God is the salvation of Israel.24Confusion hath devoured the labour of our fathers from our youth, their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters.…
Cross References
Psalm 3:8
Salvation is of the Lord: and thy blessing is upon thy people.

Psalm 62:7
In God is my salvation and my glory: he is the God of my help, and my hope is in God.

Proverbs 21:31
The horse is prepared for the day of battle: but the Lord giveth safety.

Jeremiah 17:2
When their children shall remember their altars, and their groves, and their green trees upon the high mountains,

Jeremiah 17:14
Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed: save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.

Jeremiah 31:7
For thus saith the Lord: Rejoice ye in the joy of Jacob, and neigh before the head of the Gentiles: shout ye, and sing, and say: Save, O Lord, thy people, the remnant of Israel.

Additional Translations
Surely deception comes from the hills, commotion from the mountains, but surely the salvation of Israel is in 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.

Truly in vain is the help that is looked for from the hills, the tumult on the mountains: truly in Jehovah our God is the salvation of Israel.

Truly the hills and the strength of the mountains were a lying refuge: but by the Lord our God is the salvation of Israel.

Truly in vain [is salvation looked for] from the hills, [and] the multitude of mountains; truly in Jehovah our God is the salvation of Israel.

Truly in vain is the help that is looked for from the hills, the tumult on the mountains: truly in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel.

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.

Truly in vain is [the help that is looked for] from the hills, the tumult on the mountains. Truly the salvation of Israel is in Yahweh our God.

Surely in vain from the heights, The multitude of mountains -- Surely in Jehovah our God is the salvation of Israel.
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