Jeremiah 42:12
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English Standard Version
I will grant you mercy, that he may have mercy on you and let you remain in your own land.

King James Bible
And I will shew mercies unto you, that he may have mercy upon you, and cause you to return to your own land.

American Standard Version
And I will grant you mercy, that he may have mercy upon you, and cause you to return to your own land.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will shew mercies to you, and will take pity on you, and will cause you to dwell in your own land.

English Revised Version
And I will grant you mercy, that he may have mercy upon you, and cause you to return to your own land.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I will show mercies to you, that he may have mercy upon you, and cause you to return to your own land.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Jeremiah replies: "I have heard (i.e., acceded to your request); behold, I will pray to Jahveh your God, according to your words; and it shall come to pass that whatever Jahveh answers you I will tell you, I will not keep anything from you." Jeremiah 42:5. They said further: "Let Jahveh be a true and faithful witness against us, if we do not just according to all the word which Jahveh thy God shall send thee (to declare) unto us. Jeremiah 42:6. Whether it be good or bad, we shall obey the voice of Jahveh our God, to whom we send thee, that it may be well with us when we obey the voice of Jahveh our God." עד, Proverbs 14:25, and נאמן, Isaiah 8:2; Psalm 89:38. Both predicates occupy emphatic positions. God is to be a faithful witness, not in regard to the truth of what they say, but as regards the fulfilment of their promise, so that, if they would not obey His word, He might come forward to punish them. ישׁלחך is construed with a double accusative: to send away a person with something, i.e., to give him a commission. After "whether it be good or evil," there is no need for supplying "in our eyes" (בּעינינוּ), as Hitzig and Graf allege: "whether it please us or not;" the subject is הדּבר: "we will obey the word, whether it be good or evil," i.e., whether it announce good or evil to come (cf. Ecclesiastes 12:14). The Kethib אנוּ occurs only in this passage in the Old Testament; the Qeri accordingly substitutes אנחנוּ: the former, however, is taken from the vulgar tongue, and should not be altered here. כּי נשׁמע does not mean "because we obey," but "when we obey." The hearing is the condition, not the cause of the prosperity.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Nehemiah 1:11 O LORD, I beseech you, let now your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants...

Psalm 106:45,46 And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies...

Proverbs 16:7 When a man's ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Cross References
Nehemiah 1:11
O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants who delight to fear your name, and give success to your servant today, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man." Now I was cupbearer to the king.

Psalm 106:46
He caused them to be pitied by all those who held them captive.

Proverbs 16:7
When a man's ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

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