30 The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying, 2 “Thus speaks the Lord God of Israel, saying: ‘Write in a book for yourself all the words that I have spoken to you. 3 For behold, the days are coming,’ says the Lord, ‘that aI will bring back from captivity My people Israel and Judah,’ says the Lord. b‘And I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.’ ”
‘We have heard a voice of trembling,
Of 1fear, and not of peace.
So why do I see every man with his hands on his loins
cLike a woman in labor,
And all faces turned pale?
7 dAlas! For that day is great,
eSo that none is like it;
And it is the time of Jacob’s trouble,
But he shall be saved out of it.
Says the Lord of hosts,
‘That I will break his yoke from your neck,
And will burst your bonds;
Foreigners shall no more enslave them.
And fDavid their king,
Whom I will graise up for them.
10 ‘Therefore hdo not fear, O My servant Jacob,’ says the Lord,
‘Nor be dismayed, O Israel;
For behold, I will save you from afar,
And your seed ifrom the land of their captivity.
Jacob shall return, have rest and be quiet,
And no one shall make him afraid.
11 For I am with jyou,’ says the Lord, ‘to save you;
kThough I make a full end of all nations where I have scattered you,
lYet I will not make a complete end of you.
But I will correct you min justice,
And will not let you go altogether unpunished.’
n‘Your affliction is incurable,
Your wound is severe.
That you may be bound up;
oYou have no healing medicines.
14 pAll your lovers have forgotten you;
They do not seek you;
For I have wounded you with the wound qof an enemy,
With the chastisement rof a cruel one,
For the multitude of your iniquities,
sBecause your sins have increased.
15 Why tdo you cry about your affliction?
Your sorrow is incurable.
Because of the multitude of your iniquities,
Because your sins have increased,
I have done these things to you.
16 ‘Therefore all those who devour you ushall be devoured;
And all your adversaries, every one of them, shall go into vcaptivity;
Those who plunder you shall become wplunder,
And all who prey upon you I will make a xprey.
17 yFor I will restore health to you
And heal you of your wounds,’ says the Lord,
‘Because they called you an outcast saying:
“This is Zion;
No one seeks her.” ’
‘Behold, I will bring back the captivity of Jacob’s tents,
And zhave mercy on his dwelling places;
The city shall be built upon its own 4mound,
And the palace shall remain according to its own plan.
19 Then aout of them shall proceed thanksgiving
And the voice of those who make merry;
bI will multiply them, and they shall not diminish;
I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.
20 Their children also shall be cas before,
And their congregation shall be established before Me;
And I will punish all who oppress them.
dAnd their governor shall come from their midst;
Then I will ecause him to draw near,
And he shall approach Me;
For who is this who pledged his heart to approach Me?’ says the Lord.
22 ‘You shall be fMy people,
And I will be your God.’ ”
23 Behold, the gwhirlwind of the Lord—
Goes forth with fury,
A 5continuing whirlwind;
It will fall violently on the head of the wicked.
And until He has performed the intents of His heart.
hIn the latter days you will consider it.
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