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Restoration from Captivity
1This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord. 2This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: “Write down on a scroll all the words that I have spoken to you, #Ex 17:14|NoBook| 34:1Nm 5:23Dt 17:18|NoBook| 27:3|NoBook| 31:19Is 30:8|NoBook| 36:2Ezk 43:11Hs 8:12Hab 2:21Co 14:37Rv 1:11|NoBook| 10:4|NoBook| 14:13|NoBook| 19:9|NoBook| 21:5 3for the days are certainly coming” — this is the Lord’s declaration — “when I will restore the fortunes # Or will end the captivity of My people Israel and Judah” #Jr 33:7Ezk 37:15-23|NoBook| 39:25Jl 3:1Am 9:14 — the Lord’s declaration. “I will restore them to the land I gave to their ancestors and they will possess it.”
4These are the words the Lord spoke to Israel and Judah. 5Yes, this is what the Lord says:
We have heard a cry of terror,
of dread — there is no peace.
6Ask and see
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? #Ps 48:6Is 13:8|NoBook| 21:3|NoBook| 42:14Jr 4:31|NoBook| 6:24|NoBook| 13:21|NoBook| 22:23|NoBook| 50:43Mc 4:9-101Th 5:3
7How awful that day will be! #Jl 2:11Zph 1:14
There will be none like it! #Dn 12:1
It will be a time of trouble for Jacob,
but he will be delivered out of it.
8“On that day” — this is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts — “I will break his yoke from your neck #Gn 27:40Jr 2:20|NoBook| 28:4Ezk 34:27Nah 1:13 and tear off your chains #Jr 27:2 so strangers will never again enslave him. #Ezk 34:27 9They will serve the Lord their God and I will raise up David their king for them.” #Is 55:3-5Ezk 34:23-2437:24-25Hs 3:5Lk 1:69Ac 13:23
10As for you, My servant Jacob, #Is 41:8|NoBook| 44:2|NoBook| 45:4|NoBook| 48:20Jr 46:27Ezk 28:25|NoBook| 37:25
do not be afraid —
this is the Lord’s declaration —
and do not be dismayed, Israel,
for without fail I will save you from far away,
your descendants, from the land of their captivity!
Jacob will return and have calm and quiet
with no one to frighten him. #Lv 26:6Jr 46:27Ezk 34:28|NoBook| 39:26Mc 4:4Zph 3:13
11For I will be with you —
this is the Lord’s declaration —
to save you! #2Kg 19:34Is 37:35Jr 15:20
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. #Ex 34:7Jr 46:27-28
Healing Zion’s Wounds
12For this is what the Lord says:
Your injury is incurable;
your wound most severe. #Jr 10:19|NoBook| 15:18|NoBook| 17:9
13No one takes up the case for your sores. #Hs 5:13
There is no healing for you.
14All your lovers have forgotten you; #Jr 4:30Lm 1:19
they no longer look for you,
for I have struck you as an enemy would,
with the discipline #Jr 2:30|NoBook| 5:3|NoBook| 7:28 of someone cruel, #Is 13:9
because of your enormous guilt
and your innumerable sins.
15Why do you cry out about your injury?
Your pain has no cure!
I have done these things to you
because of your enormous guilt
and your innumerable sins. #Jr 5:6Am 5:12
16Nevertheless, all who devoured you will be devoured, #Jr 10:25
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. #Ezk 39:10Hab 2:8
17But I will bring you health #Is 58:8Jr 8:22|NoBook| 33:6
and will heal you of your wounds —
this is the Lord’s declaration —
for they call you Outcast,
Zion whom no one cares about.
Restoration of the Land
18This is what the Lord says:
I will certainly restore the fortunes # Or certainly end the captivity of Jacob’s tents #Jr 30:3
and show compassion #Jr 12:15|NoBook| 31:20|NoBook| 33:26|NoBook| 42:12 on his dwellings.
Every city will be rebuilt on its mound;
every citadel will stand on its proper site.
19Thanksgiving will come out of them,
a sound of celebration.
I will multiply them, and they will not decrease; #Jr 29:6
I will honor them, and they will not be insignificant.
20His children will be as in past days;
his congregation will be established in My presence.
I will punish all his oppressors. #Jdg 10:12Is 19:20-25
21Jacob’s leader will be one of them;
his ruler will issue from him.
I will invite him to Me, and he will approach Me, #Nm 16:5
for who would otherwise risk his life to approach Me?
This is the Lord’s declaration.
22You will be My people,
and I will be your God. #Jr 11:4|NoBook| 24:7|NoBook| 31:33
The Wrath of God
23Look, a storm from the Lord! #Ps 83:15Is 29:6Zch 9:14
Wrath has gone out,
a churning storm.
It will whirl about the heads of the wicked.
24The Lord’s burning anger will not turn back
until He has completely fulfilled the purposes of His heart.
In time to come you will understand it. #Jr 23:19-20
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