Have you ever found a verse that has inspired you greatly and that you always remember to make you feel better? Jeremiah 33:3 is one such verse and in this article you are going to find out why.
“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and teach thee great and hidden things, which thou knowest not.”
This precious verse you have just read is Jeremiah 33:3, one of the best known verses in the Book of Jeremiah and in the entire Old Testament.
The popularity of this verse is well-founded, since, as you have been able to see, the message it conveys goes beyond a superficial reflection. God is our light and thanks to him we know how to walk the path of life without stumbling or being led astray by temptation.
Today, in this article of Your Bible Online, we will analyze in detail Jeremiah 33:3 of the Bible explaining in what context it is found and interpreting its meaning. In addition, at the end you will find beautiful images with the verse that you can send to your loved ones!
We won’t keep you waiting any longer, so here we go!
Jeremiah 33 complete in audio
Before going to the biblical commentary of the verse, it is appropriate for you to know in what context Jeremiah 33:3 was written. That is why below you will find Jeremiah chapter 33 on video, our verse being the third verse of the chapter.
Although there are many Bible verses that have a lot of meaning on their own, knowing the text surrounding them will help you understand their meaning much better and give you new insights into their interpretation. We hope you like it!
Jeremiah 33 King James Bible in English and large print
To finish knowing Jeremiah 33, we leave you the complete chapter in English and large print. Come back here whenever you want to consult the text of this chapter and reflect on its verses!
The version we suggest you to read is Jeremiah 33 King James Version, since it is considered by many experts the best translation of the Bible into Spanish. Now, enjoy the reading and open your heart to the Word of the Lord, in a time of prayer and reflection that will undoubtedly improve your day.
Restoration of Jerusalem’s prosperity
1 The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the second time, while he was still a prisoner in the court of the prison, saying:
2 Thus says the LORD who made the earth, the LORD who formed it to establish it; the LORD is his name:
3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and teach thee great and hidden things, which thou knowest not.
4 For thus saith the LORD God of Israel concerning the houses of this city, and concerning the houses of the kings of Judah, which are broken down with battering rams and with axes.
5 (For they came to fight against the Chaldeans, to fill them with the bodies of slain men, whom I smote in mine anger and in my wrath, for I hid my face from this city because of all their wickedness):
6 Behold, I will bring them healing and medicine; and I will cure them, and will reveal to them abundance of peace and truth.
7 And I will bring back the captives of Judah and the captives of Israel, and will restore them as at the first.
8 And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity whereby they have sinned against me; and I will forgive them all their sins whereby they have sinned against me, and whereby they have transgressed against me.
9 And it shall be to me for a name of joy and praise and glory among all the nations of the earth, which shall hear all the good that I do unto them; and they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and for all the peace that I will do unto them.
10 Thus saith the LORD; In this place, whereof ye say it is desolate without man and without beast, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, which are desolate, without man, and without inhabitant, and without beast,
11 There shall yet be heard the voice of joy and gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that say, Praise ye the LORD of hosts: for the LORD is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: the voice of them that bring thank offerings into the house of the LORD. For I will bring back the captives of the land as at the beginning, says the LORD.
12 Thus says the LORD of hosts: In this desolate place, without man and without beast, and in all its cities, there shall yet be shepherds’ booths to graze their flocks.
13 In the cities of the mountains, in the cities of the Sephelah, in the cities of the Negev, in the land of Benjamin, and around Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, cattle shall yet pass through the hands of him that numbereth them, saith Jehovah.
14 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will establish the good word which I have spoken unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah.
15 In those days and at that time I will cause a Branch of righteousness to spring up in David, and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the earth.
16 In those days Judah shall be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely, and shall be called, Jehovah our righteousness.
17 For thus saith the LORD; There shall not fail David a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel.
18 Neither shall the priests and the Levites want a man to offer burnt offerings before me, and to light up offerings, and to offer sacrifices daily.
19 The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying:
20 Thus saith the LORD, If ye can break my covenant with the day, and my covenant with the night, so that there shall not be day and night in their season,
21 My covenant with my servant David may also be broken, that he may cease to have a son to reign on his throne, and my covenant with the Levites and the priests, my ministers.
22 As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, nor the sand of the sea measured, so will I multiply the seed of David my servant, and the Levites who serve me.
23 The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying:
24 Hast thou not seen what this people speak, saying, Two families which the LORD hath chosen he hath rejected? And they have kept my people in little, until they no longer have it as a nation.
25 Thus says the LORD: Unless my covenant with day and night stands, unless I have set up the laws of heaven and earth,
26 I will also cast away the seed of Jacob, and of David my servant, that I may not take of his seed who shall be lord over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. For I will bring back their captives, and have mercy on them.
Explanation and reflection on Jeremiah 33:3
Now that you know everything that surrounds Jeremiah 33:3, let’s analyze and give you a guide for reflection on this verse.
As we can see, this verse is an invitation from God to pray with a heart overflowing with faith, being certain that He will answer our cry. Furthermore, the Lord tells us that He is a source of unique and inaccessible knowledge from an earthly perspective.
Prayer will bring us benefits that we will never find in other purely human activities. This is something difficult to explain, but we all know that feeling of true happiness that fills our bodies when we pray and the incredible strength it gives us to do so.
If we place the verse in its historical context, God calls the people to prayer in times of sadness, desolation and terror. This message is very clear and recurrent in the Bible, although it is often difficult to apply.
In the most difficult moments we must try to find God and never turn away from Him. It is something quite complicated and requires a lot of willpower at the beginning; but when you discover how prayer helps you to overcome the lowest moments, it becomes a habit that is hard to lose.
On the other hand, this verse urges us to be active in the spiritual life. We must turn to God through prayer and never sit and wait for Him to intercede for us and solve our lives.
If we live according to the Word of God, being active in the community and praying as we should, we will live happily and away from temptation.
Context of Jeremiah 33:3 in the Bible
As we have already advanced, Jeremiah 33:3 belongs to chapter 33 of the Book of Jeremiah in the Old Testament of the Bible.
This book was written by the prophet of the same name, who is part of the group of the Major Prophets, as we explained in another article. The mission that Jeremiah had throughout his life was to transmit the message of God’s punishment to the people of Israel, thus prophesying the fall of Jerusalem at the hands of the Babylonians.
To give you an idea, at that time the inhabitants of Israel were turning away from the Word of God sent through Moses and were living by embracing temptation and worshipping false gods.
Thus, Jeremiah was to warn his fellow citizens that this way of life would bring them misfortunes as punishment and that after them, the true people of God’s faithful would rise from the ashes.
This chapter 33 is part of the block of text that speaks of the renewal of the people of Israel after the destruction, being a message of hope for its citizens. For us Christians, this new covenant of God culminates with the coming of Jesus Christ into the world to bring peace and justice.
Song on Jeremiah 33:3
Following this biblical commentary on Jeremiah 33:3, you can listen to this urban music song inspired by this verse and written by Sou El Flotador.
As in everything in life, having other points of view is always good and in this song you will find a very valid interpretation of the verse that will complement the one we have explained to you.
Enjoy this beautiful piece of music!
After showing you these magnificent images, we say goodbye until the next article.
We hope you enjoyed this compilation of information and our interpretation of Jeremiah 33:3 from the Bible!
And remember that in Tu Biblia Online, you can find many more articles to continue learning and enjoying God’s teachings.
See you soon!