New Living Translation
And the people of this evil nation who survive will wish to die rather than live where I will send them. I, the LORD of Heaven's Armies, have spoken!
King James Bible
And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of them that remain of this evil family, which remain in all the places whither I have driven them, saith the LORD of hosts.
Darby Bible Translation
And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue that remain of this evil family, in all the places whither I have driven those that remain, saith Jehovah of hosts.
World English Bible
Death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue that remain of this evil family, that remain in all the places where I have driven them, says Yahweh of Armies.
Young's Literal Translation
And chosen is death rather than life By all the remnant who are left of this evil family, In all the remaining places, whither I have driven them, An affirmation of Jehovah of Hosts.
Jeremiah 8:3 Parallel
CommentaryJeremiah 8:3 Parallel Commentaries
"I will heal their backsliding; I will love them freely: for Mine anger is turned away."--Hosea xiv. 4. There are two kinds of backsliders. Some have never been converted: they have gone through the form of joining a Christian community and claim to be backsliders; but they never have, if I may use the expression, "slid forward." They may talk of backsliding; but they have never really been born again. They need to be treated differently from real back-sliders--those who have been born of the incorruptible …
Dwight L. Moody—The Way to God and How to Find It
A Book for Boys and Girls Or, Temporal Things Spritualized.
"But Whereunto Shall I Liken this Generation?"
The Intercession of Christ
In those days people will seek death but will not find it. They will long to die, but death will flee from them!
"In the future, when you experience all these blessings and curses I have listed for you, and when you are living among the nations to which the LORD your God has exiled you, take to heart all these instructions.
Even though you are banished to the ends of the earth, the LORD your God will gather you from there and bring you back again.
They long for death, and it won't come. They search for death more eagerly than for hidden treasure.
They're filled with joy when they finally die, and rejoice when they find the grave.
I would rather be strangled--rather die than suffer like this.
I hate my life and don't want to go on living. Oh, leave me alone for my few remaining days.
Jump to PreviousAffirmation Armies Banish Chosen Death Declares Desired Driven Evil Family Hosts Life Nation Places Preferred Rather Remaining Remnant Residue Rest Survivors Wherever Whither
Jump to NextAffirmation Armies Banish Chosen Death Declares Desired Driven Evil Family Hosts Life Nation Places Preferred Rather Remaining Remnant Residue Rest Survivors Wherever Whither
LinksJeremiah 8:3 NIV
Jeremiah 8:3 NLT
Jeremiah 8:3 ESV
Jeremiah 8:3 NASB
Jeremiah 8:3 KJV
Jeremiah 8:3 Bible Apps
Jeremiah 8:3 Biblia Paralela
Jeremiah 8:3 Chinese Bible
Jeremiah 8:3 French Bible
Jeremiah 8:3 German Bible
Jeremiah 8:3 Commentaries