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33 Moreover the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah a second time, while he was still ashut up in the court of the prison, saying, “Thus says the Lord bwho made it, the Lord who formed it to establish it c(the 1Lord is His name): d‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and 2mighty things, which you do not know.’

“For thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the houses of this city and the houses of the kings of Judah, which have been pulled down to fortify against ethe siege mounds and the sword: ‘They come to fight with the Chaldeans, but only to ffill their places with the dead bodies of men whom I will slay in My anger and My fury, all for whose wickedness I have hidden My face from this city. Behold, gI will bring it health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth. And hI will cause the captives of Judah and the captives of Israel to return, and will rebuild those places ias at the first. I will jcleanse them from all their iniquity by which they have sinned against Me, and I will pardon all their iniquities by which they have sinned and by which they have transgressed against Me. kThen it shall be to Me a name of joy, a praise, and an honor before all nations of the earth, who shall hear all the good that I do to them; they shall lfear and tremble for all the goodness and all the prosperity that I provide for it.’

10 “Thus says the Lord: ‘Again there shall be heard in this place—mof which you say, “It is desolate, without man and without beast”—in the cities of Judah, in the streets of Jerusalem that are desolate, without man and without inhabitant and without beast, 11 the nvoice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voice of those who will say:

o“Praise the Lord of hosts,

For the Lord is good,

For His mercy endures forever”—

and of those who will bring pthe sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord. For I will cause the captives of the land to return as at the first,’ says the Lord.

12 “Thus says the Lord of hosts: q‘In this place which is desolate, without man and without beast, and in all its cities, there shall again be a dwelling place of shepherds causing their flocks to lie down. 13 rIn the cities of the mountains, in the cities of the lowland, in the cities of the South, in the land of Benjamin, in the places around Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, the flocks shall again spass under the hands of him who counts them,’ says the Lord.

14 t‘Behold, the days are coming,’ says the Lord, ‘that uI will perform that good thing which I have promised to the house of Israel and to the house of Judah:

15 ‘In those days and at that time

I will cause to grow up to David

A vBranch of righteousness;

He shall execute judgment and righteousness in the earth.

16 In those days Judah will be saved,

And Jerusalem will dwell safely.

And this is the name by which she will be called:


17 “For thus says the Lord: ‘David shall never wlack a man to sit on the throne of the house of Israel; 18 nor shall the xpriests, the Levites, lack a man to yoffer burnt offerings before Me, to 4kindle grain offerings, and to sacrifice continually.’ ”


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The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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