Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition
3 The Lord hath appeared from afar to me. Yea I have loved thee with an everlasting love, therefore have I drawn thee, taking pity on thee.
4 And I will build thee again, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy timbrels, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry.
5 Thou shalt yet plant vineyards in the mountains of Samaria: the planters shall plant, and they shall not gather the vintage before the time.Read full chapter
New International Version
3 The Lord appeared to us in the past,[a] saying:
“I have loved(A) you with an everlasting love;
I have drawn(B) you with unfailing kindness.
4 I will build you up again,
and you, Virgin(C) Israel, will be rebuilt.(D)
Again you will take up your timbrels(E)
and go out to dance(F) with the joyful.(G)
5 Again you will plant(H) vineyards
on the hills of Samaria;(I)
the farmers will plant them
and enjoy their fruit.(J)
- Jeremiah 31:3 Or Lord has appeared to us from afar