Jeremiah 31:36
New International Version
“Only if these decrees vanish from my sight,” declares the LORD, “will Israel ever cease being a nation before me.” declares the LORD.

New Living Translation
“I am as likely to reject my people Israel as I am to abolish the laws of nature!”

English Standard Version
“If this fixed order departs from before me, declares the LORD, then shall the offspring of Israel cease from being a nation before me forever.”

Berean Study Bible
“Only if this fixed order departed from My presence, declares the LORD, would Israel’s descendants ever cease to be a nation before Me.”

King James Bible
If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.

New King James Version
“If those ordinances depart From before Me, says the LORD, Then the seed of Israel shall also cease From being a nation before Me forever.”

New American Standard Bible
“If this fixed order departs From Me,” declares the LORD, “Then the descendants of Israel also will cease To be a nation before Me forever.”

NASB 1995
“If this fixed order departs From before Me,” declares the LORD, “Then the offspring of Israel also will cease From being a nation before Me forever.”

NASB 1977
“If this fixed order departs From before Me,” declares the LORD, “Then the offspring of Israel also shall cease From being a nation before Me forever.”

Amplified Bible
“If this fixed order departs From before Me,” says the LORD, “Then the descendants of Israel also will cease From being a nation before Me forever.”

Christian Standard Bible
If this fixed order departs from before me — this is the LORD’s declaration — only then will Israel’s descendants cease to be a nation before me forever.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If this fixed order departs from My presence— this is the LORD’s declaration— then also Israel’s descendants will cease to be a nation before Me forever.

American Standard Version
If these ordinances depart from before me, saith Jehovah, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If these courses shall pass away from before me, says LORD JEHOVAH, also the seed of Israel shall come to an end, that they shall not be a nation before me all of their days

Brenton Septuagint Translation
if these ordinances cease from before me, saith the Lord, then shall the family of Israel cease to be a nation before me forever.

Contemporary English Version
I will never forget to give those commands, and I will never let Israel stop being a nation. I, the LORD, have spoken.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If these ordinances shall fail before me, saith the Lord: then also the seed of Israel shall fail, so as not to be a nation before me for ever.

English Revised Version
If these ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.

Good News Translation
He promises that as long as the natural order lasts, so long will Israel be a nation.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Only if these laws stop working, declares the LORD, will Israel's descendants stop being a nation in my presence.

International Standard Version
"If these laws cease to function in my presence," declares the LORD, "then the descendants of Israel will cease to be a nation in my presence for all time!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
If these ordinances depart from before Me, Saith the LORD, Then the seed of Israel also shall cease From being a nation before Me for ever.

Literal Standard Version
“If these statutes depart from before Me,” A declaration of YHWH, “Even the seed of Israel ceases From being a nation before Me [for] all the days.”

NET Bible
The LORD affirms, "The descendants of Israel will not cease forever to be a nation in my sight. That could only happen if the fixed ordering of the heavenly lights were to cease to operate before me."

New Heart English Bible
"If this fixed order departs from before me," says the LORD, "then the descendants of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me forever."

World English Bible
If these ordinances depart from before me, says Yahweh, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me forever.

Young's Literal Translation
If these statutes depart from before Me, An affirmation of Jehovah, Even the seed of Israel doth cease From being a nation before Me all the days.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Mourning Turned to Joy
35Thus says the LORD, who gives the sun for light by day, who sets in order the moon and stars for light by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar—the LORD of Hosts is His name: 36“Only if this fixed order departed from My presence, declares the LORD, would Israel’s descendants ever cease to be a nation before Me.” 37This is what the LORD says: “Only if the heavens above could be measured and the foundations of the earth below searched out would I reject all of Israel’s descendants because of all they have done,” declares the LORD.…

Cross References
Job 38:33
Do you know the laws of the heavens? Can you set their dominion over the earth?

Psalm 89:36
his offspring shall endure forever, and his throne before Me like the sun,

Psalm 89:37
like the moon, established forever, a faithful witness in the sky." Selah

Psalm 148:6
He established them forever and ever; He issued a decree that will never pass away.

Isaiah 54:9
"For to Me this is like the days of Noah, when I swore that the waters of Noah would never again cover the earth. So I have sworn that I will not be angry with you or rebuke you.

Isaiah 54:10
Though the mountains may be removed and the hills may be shaken, My loving devotion will not depart from you, and My covenant of peace will not be broken," says the LORD, who has compassion on you.

Isaiah 65:9
And I will bring forth descendants from Jacob, and heirs from Judah; My elect will possess My mountains, and My servants will dwell there.


Treasury of Scripture

If those ordinances depart from before me, said the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.

those.

Jeremiah 33:20-26
Thus saith the LORD; If ye can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their season; …

Psalm 72:5,17
They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations…

Psalm 89:36,37
His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me…

cease.

Jeremiah 46:28
Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith the LORD: for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished.

Deuteronomy 32:26
I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men:

Amos 9:8,9
Behold, the eyes of the Lord GOD are upon the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from off the face of the earth; saving that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob, saith the LORD…











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“Only if
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

this
הָאֵ֛לֶּה (hā·’êl·leh)
Article | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

fixed order
הַחֻקִּ֥ים (ha·ḥuq·qîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2706: Something prescribed or owed, a statute

departed
יָמֻ֜שׁוּ (yā·mu·šū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 4185: To depart, remove

from My presence,
מִלְּפָנַ֖י (mil·lə·p̄ā·nay)
Preposition-m, Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 6440: The face

declares
נְאֻם־ (nə·’um-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5002: An oracle

the LORD,
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

would Israel’s
יִשְׂרָאֵ֜ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

descendants
זֶ֨רַע (ze·ra‘)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2233: Seed, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity

ever
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

cease
יִשְׁבְּת֗וּ (yiš·bə·ṯū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7673: To repose, desist from exertion

to be
מִֽהְי֥וֹת (mih·yō·wṯ)
Preposition-m | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a nation
גּ֛וֹי (gō·w)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

before Me.”
לְפָנַ֖י (lə·p̄ā·nay)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 6440: The face


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