22 How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding daughter? for the Lord hath created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man.

Other Translations of Jeremiah 31:22

New International Version

22 How long will you wander, unfaithful Daughter Israel? The Lord will create a new thing on earth- the woman will return toOr "will protect" the man."

English Standard Version

22 How long will you waver, O faithless daughter? For the Lord has created a new thing on the earth: a woman encircles a man."

The Message

22 How long will you flit here and there, indecisive? How long before you make up your fickle mind? God will create a new thing in this land: A transformed woman will embrace the transforming God!"

New King James Version

22 How long will you gad about, O you backsliding daughter? For the Lord has created a new thing in the earth-- A woman shall encompass a man."

New Living Translation

22 How long will you wander, my wayward daughter? For the Lord will cause something new to happen- Israel will embrace her God. "

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Jeremiah 31:22

Commentary on Jeremiah 31:21-26

(Read Jeremiah 31:21-26)

The way from the bondage of sin to the liberty of God's children, is a high-way. It is plain, it is safe; yet none are likely to walk in it, unless they set their hearts towards it. They are encouraged by the promise of a new, unheard-of, extraordinary thing; a creation, a work of Almighty power; the human nature of Christ, formed and prepared by the power of the Holy Ghost: and this is here mentioned as an encouragement to the Jews to return to their own land. And a comfortable prospect is given them of a happy settlement there. Godliness and honesty God has joined: let no man think to put them asunder, or to make the one atone for the want of the other. In the love and favour of God the weary soul shall find rest, and the sorrowful shall find joy. And what can we see with more satisfaction than the good of Jerusalem, and peace upon Israel?