Jeremiah 36:3
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New International Version
Perhaps when the people of Judah hear about every disaster I plan to inflict on them, they will each turn from their wicked ways; then I will forgive their wickedness and their sin."

King James Bible
It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do unto them; that they may return every man from his evil way; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.

Darby Bible Translation
It may be the house of Judah will hear all the evil that I purpose to do unto them, that they may return every man from his evil way, and that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.

World English Bible
It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do to them; that they may return every man from his evil way; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.

Young's Literal Translation
if so be the house of Israel do hear all the evil that I am thinking of doing to them, so that they turn back each from is evil way, and I have been propitious to their iniquity, and to their sin.'

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

It may be that the house of Judah will hear - It was yet possible to avert the judgments which had been so often denounced against them. But in order to this they must -

1. Hear what God has spoken.

2. Every man turn from his evil way.

3. If they do so, God graciously promises to forgive their iniquity and their sin.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

may be.

Jeremiah 36:7 It may be they will present their supplication before the LORD, and will return every one from his evil way...

Jeremiah 18:8 If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do to them.

Jeremiah 26:3 If so be they will listen, and turn every man from his evil way, that I may repent me of the evil...

Deuteronomy 5:29 O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them...

Ezekiel 12:3 Therefore, you son of man, prepare you stuff for removing, and remove by day in their sight...

Zephaniah 2:3 Seek you the LORD, all you meek of the earth, which have worked his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness...

Luke 20:13 Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him.

2 Timothy 2:25,26 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth...

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward...

hear.

Ezekiel 18:27,28 Again, when the wicked man turns away from his wickedness that he has committed, and does that which is lawful and right...

Ezekiel 33:7-9,14-16 So you, O son of man, I have set you a watchman to the house of Israel; therefore you shall hear the word at my mouth...

Matthew 3:7-9 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said to them, O generation of vipers...

Luke 3:7-9 Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers...

they may.

Ezekiel 18:8,11 He that has not given forth on usury, neither has taken any increase, that has withdrawn his hand from iniquity...

Ezekiel 23:14 And that she increased her prostitutions: for when she saw men portrayed on the wall...

Ezekiel 24:7 For her blood is in the middle of her; she set it on the top of a rock; she poured it not on the ground, to cover it with dust;

Ezekiel 35:15 As you did rejoice at the inheritance of the house of Israel, because it was desolate, so will I do to you: you shall be desolate...

Deuteronomy 30:2,8 And shall return to the LORD your God, and shall obey his voice according to all that I command you this day, you and your children...

1 Samuel 7:3 And Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, If you do return to the LORD with all your hearts...

1 Kings 8:48-50 And so return to you with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies, which led them away captive...

2 Chronicles 6:38,39 If they return to you with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity, where they have carried them captives...

Nehemiah 1:9 But if you turn to me, and keep my commandments, and do them; though there were of you cast out to the uttermost part of the heaven...

Isaiah 55:6,7 Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you on him while he is near...

Ezekiel 18:23 Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? said the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?

Jonah 3:8-10 But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily to God: yes, let them turn every one from his evil way...

Acts 26:20 But showed first to them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles...

that I.

Isaiah 6:10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes...

Matthew 13:15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed...

Mark 4:12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted...

Acts 3:19 Repent you therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out...

Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God...

Acts 28:27 For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed...

Library
Jeremiah's Roll Burned and Reproduced
'Then took Jeremiah another roll, and gave it to Baruch ... who wrote therein ... all the words of the book which Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned in the fire, and there were added besides unto them many like words.'--JER. xxxvi. 32. This story brings us into the presence of the long death agony of the Jewish monarchy. The wretched Jehoiakim, the last king but two who reigned in Jerusalem, was put on the throne by the King of Egypt, as his tributary, and used by him as a buffer to bear the brunt
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Secret of Its Greatness
[Illustration: (drop cap G) The Great Pyramid] God always chooses the right kind of people to do His work. Not only so, He always gives to those whom He chooses just the sort of life which will best prepare them for the work He will one day call them to do. That is why God put it into the heart of Pharaoh's daughter to bring up Moses as her own son in the Egyptian palace. The most important part of Moses' training was that his heart should be right with God, and therefore he was allowed to remain
Mildred Duff—The Bible in its Making

Cross References
Mark 4:12
so that, "'they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!'"

Acts 3:19
Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,

Deuteronomy 30:2
and when you and your children return to the LORD your God and obey him with all your heart and with all your soul according to everything I command you today,

Deuteronomy 30:8
You will again obey the LORD and follow all his commands I am giving you today.

1 Samuel 7:3
So Samuel said to all the Israelites, "If you are returning to the LORD with all your hearts, then rid yourselves of the foreign gods and the Ashtoreths and commit yourselves to the LORD and serve him only, and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines."

Psalm 139:24
See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Isaiah 55:7
Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.

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