Jeremiah 33:20
New International Version
“This is what the LORD says: ‘If you can break my covenant with the day and my covenant with the night, so that day and night no longer come at their appointed time,

New Living Translation
“This is what the LORD says: If you can break my covenant with the day and the night so that one does not follow the other,

English Standard Version
“Thus says the LORD: If you can break my covenant with the day and my covenant with the night, so that day and night will not come at their appointed time,

Berean Study Bible
“This is what the LORD says: If you can break My covenant with the day and My covenant with the night, so that day and night cease to occupy their appointed time,

King James Bible
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;

New King James Version
“Thus says the LORD: ‘If you can break My covenant with the day and My covenant with the night, so that there will not be day and night in their season,

New American Standard Bible
“This is what the LORD says: ‘If you can break My covenant for the day and My covenant for the night, so that day and night do not occur at their proper time,

NASB 1995
“Thus says the LORD, ‘If you can break My covenant for the day and My covenant for the night, so that day and night will not be at their appointed time,

NASB 1977
“Thus says the LORD, ‘If you can break My covenant for the day, and My covenant for the night, so that day and night will not be at their appointed time,

Amplified Bible
“Thus says the LORD, ‘If you can break My covenant for the day and My covenant for the night, so that day and night do not take place at their appointed times,

Christian Standard Bible
“This is what the LORD says: If you can break my covenant with the day and my covenant with the night so that day and night cease to come at their regular time,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
“This is what the LORD says: If you can break My covenant with the day and My covenant with the night so that day and night cease to come at their regular time,

American Standard Version
Thus saith Jehovah: If ye can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, so that there shall not be day and night in their season;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Thus says LORD JEHOVAH: “If you are able to nullify my administrations of the day and my administrations of the night, so that there will not be day and night in their times

Contemporary English Version
I, the LORD, have an agreement with day and night, so they always come at the right time. You can't break the agreement I made with them,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thus saith the Lord: If my covenant with the day can be made void, and my covenant with the night, that there should not be day and night in their season:

English Revised Version
Thus saith the LORD: If ye can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, so that there should not be day and night in their season;

Good News Translation
"I have made a covenant with the day and with the night, so that they always come at their proper times; and that covenant can never be broken.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"This is what the LORD says: Suppose you could break my arrangement with day and night so that they wouldn't come at their proper time.

International Standard Version
"This is what the LORD says: 'If you could break my covenant with the day and night so that day and night wouldn't occur at the proper time,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thus saith the LORD: If ye can break My covenant with the day, And My covenant with the night, So that there should not be day and night in their season;

Literal Standard Version
“Thus said YHWH: If you can break My covenant with the day, And My covenant with the night, So that they are not daily and nightly in their season,

NET Bible
"I, LORD, make the following promise: 'I have made a covenant with the day and with the night that they will always come at their proper times. Only if you people could break that covenant

New Heart English Bible
"Thus says the LORD: 'If you can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, so that there shall not be day and night in their season;

World English Bible
Thus says Yahweh: If you can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, so that there shall not be day and night in their season;

Young's Literal Translation
'Thus said Jehovah: If ye do break My covenant of the day, And My covenant of the night, So that they are not daily and nightly in their season,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Covenant with David
19And the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah: 20“This is what the LORD says: If you can break My covenant with the day and My covenant with the night, so that day and night cease to occupy their appointed time, 21then My covenant may also be broken with David My servant and with My ministers the Levites who are priests, so that David will not have a son to reign on his throne.…

Cross References
Genesis 1:17
God set these lights in the expanse of the sky to shine upon the earth,

Genesis 8:22
As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night shall never cease."

Leviticus 26:44
Yet in spite of this, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject or despise them so as to destroy them and break My covenant with them; for I am the LORD their God.

Psalm 89:34
I will not violate My covenant or alter the utterance of My lips.

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

Psalm 104:19
He made the moon to mark the seasons; the sun knows when to set.

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


Treasury of Scripture

Thus said the LORD; If you 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;

Jeremiah 33:25,26
Thus saith the LORD; If my covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth; …

See on ch.

Jeremiah 31:35,36
Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name: …

Genesis 8:22
While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

Psalm 89:37
It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.









Verses 20-22. - The constant, regular succession of day and night is an emblem of the equally regular supply of royal descendants of David and of Levitical priests, and the countless grains of sand are symbolic of the wonderful increase of their numbers. At first sight the latter part of the promise seems a little unlike a blessing. But we have seen already (on Jeremiah 19:3) that the members of the various branches of the royal family probably occupied the principal offices of the state, and the prophet imagines the future in forms borrowed from the present. A numerous sacerdotal class seemed equally necessary for the due magnificence of the ritual; and we must remember that preternatural fertility of the soil was a standing element of Messianic descriptions. The expressions used are, no doubt, hyperbolical, but the meaning seems clear enough. (Hengstenberg's notion, that the prophet rather indicates the abolition of the royal and sacerdotal distinctions (comp. Exodus 19:6), is surely very far fetched.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“This is what
כֹּ֚ה (kōh)
Adverb
Strong's 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

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

says:
אָמַ֣ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

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

you can break
תָּפֵ֙רוּ֙ (tā·p̄ê·rū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 6565: To break up, to violate, frustrate

My covenant
בְּרִיתִ֣י (bə·rî·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1285: A covenant

with the day
הַיּ֔וֹם (hay·yō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day

and My covenant
בְּרִיתִ֖י (bə·rî·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1285: A covenant

with the night,
הַלָּ֑יְלָה (hal·lā·yə·lāh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3915: A twist, night, adversity

so that day
יֽוֹמָם־ (yō·w·mām-)
Adverb
Strong's 3119: Daytime, by day

and night
וָלַ֖יְלָה (wā·lay·lāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3915: A twist, night, adversity

cease
וּלְבִלְתִּ֛י (ū·lə·ḇil·tî)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l
Strong's 1115: A failure of, not, except, without, unless, besides, because not, until

to occupy
הֱי֥וֹת (hĕ·yō·wṯ)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

their appointed time,
בְּעִתָּֽם׃ (bə·‘it·tām)
Preposition-b | Noun - common singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 6256: Time, now, when


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