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30 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord. 2 “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: Write on a scroll all the words that I have spoken to you,a 3 for look, the days are coming”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“when I will restore the fortunesA of my people Israel and Judah,”b says the Lord. “I will restore them to the land I gave to their ancestors and they will possess it.”
We have heard a cry of terror,
of dread—there is no peace.
whether a male can give birth.
Why then do I see every man
with his hands on his stomach like a woman in labor
and every face turned pale?c
7 How awful that day will be!d
There will be no other like it!e
It will be a time of trouble for Jacob,
but he will be saved out of it.
I will break his yoke from your neckf
and tear off your chains,g
and strangers will never again enslave him.h
and David their king,
whom I will raise up for them.i
10 As for you, my servant Jacob,j
do not be afraid—this is the Lord’s declaration—
and do not be discouraged, Israel,
for without fail I will save you out of a distant place,
your descendants, from the land of their captivity!
Jacob will return and have calm and quiet
with no one to frighten him.k
to save you!l
I will bring destruction on all the nations
where I have scattered you;
however, I will not bring destruction on you.
I will discipline you justly,
and I will by no means leave you unpunished.m
12 For this is what the Lord says:
Your injury is incurable;
your wound most severe.n
13 You have no defender for your case.o
There is no remedy for your sores,
and no healing for you.B
14 All your lovers have forgotten you;p
they no longer look for you,
for I have struck you as an enemy would,
because of your enormous guilt
and your innumerable sins.
Your pain has no cure!
I have done these things to you
because of your enormous guilt
and your innumerable sins.s
16 Nevertheless, all who devoured you will be devoured,t
and all your adversaries—all of them—
will go off into exile.
Those who plunder you will be plundered,
and all who raid you will be raided.u
17 But I will bring you healthv
and will heal you of your wounds—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
for they call you Outcast,
Zion whom no one cares about.
18 This is what the Lord says:
and show compassionx on his dwellings.
Every city will be rebuilt on its mound;
every citadel will stand on its proper site.
a sound of rejoicing.
I will multiply them, and they will not decrease;a
I will honor them, and they will not be insignificant.
his congregation will be established in my presence.
I will punish all his oppressors.b
his ruler will issue from him.
I will invite him to me, and he will approach me,c
for who would otherwise risk his life to approach me?
This is the Lord’s declaration.
and I will be your God.d
23 Look, a storm from the Lord!e
Wrath has gone out,
a churning storm.
It will whirl about the heads of the wicked.
until he has completely fulfilled the purposes of his heart.
In time to come you will understand it.f
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