Holman Christian Standard Bible
19 I thought: How I long to make you My sons
and give you a desirable land,
the most beautiful inheritance(C) of all the nations.
I thought: You will call Me, my Father,
and never turn away from Me.
20 However, as a woman may betray her lover,[a]
so you have betrayed(D) Me, house of Israel.
This is the Lord’s declaration.
- Jeremiah 3:20 Lit friend