New International Version
Pray that the LORD your God will tell us where we should go and what we should do."
King James Bible
That the LORD thy God may shew us the way wherein we may walk, and the thing that we may do.
Darby Bible Translation
that Jehovah thy God may shew us the way wherein we should walk, and the thing that we should do.
World English Bible
that Yahweh your God may show us the way in which we should walk, and the thing that we should do.
Young's Literal Translation
and Jehovah thy God doth declare to us the way in which we walk, and the thing that we do.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That the Lord thy God may show us - They all thought there was no safety in Jerusalem or in Judea, and therefore determined to leave the land: but they did not know which might be the safest direction to take; for though they inclined to Egypt, yet they wished to know the mind of God on that point.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryJeremiah, a Lesson for the Disappointed.
"Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord."--Jeremiah i. 8. The Prophets were ever ungratefully treated by the Israelites, they were resisted, their warnings neglected, their good services forgotten. But there was this difference between the earlier and the later Prophets; the earlier lived and died in honour among their people,--in outward honour; though hated and thwarted by the wicked, they were exalted to high places, and ruled in the congregation. …
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII
Teach me your way, LORD, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.
in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
This is what the LORD says: "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, 'We will not walk in it.'
Many nations will come and say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths." The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
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