Jeremiah 30

Deliverance from Captivity Promised

The word which came to Jeremiah from the  Lord, saying, Thus says the  Lord, the God of Israel, ‘ a Write all the words which I have spoken to you in a book. For behold, b days are coming,’ declares the  Lord, ‘when I will c restore the
Or captivity
fortunes of My people e Israel and Judah.’ The  Lord says, ‘I will also f bring them back to the land that I gave to their forefathers and they shall possess it.’”

Now these are the words which the  Lord spoke concerning Israel and concerning Judah:

For thus says the  Lord,
Lit We
I have heard a sound of h terror,
Of dread, and there is no peace.
Ask now, and see
If a male can give birth.
Why do I see every man
With his hands on his loins i as a woman in childbirth?
And why have all faces turned pale?
Alas! for that j day is great,
There is k none like it;
And it is the time of Jacob’s l distress,
But he will be m saved from it.

It shall come about on that day,’ declares the  Lord of hosts, ‘that I will n break his yoke from off
So Gr; Heb your
their neck and will tear off
So Gr; Heb your
their q bonds; and strangers will no longer r make
Lit him their slave
them their slaves.
But they shall serve the  Lord their God and t David their king, whom I will raise up for them. 10 u Fear not, O Jacob My servant,’ declares the  Lord,
And do not be dismayed, O Israel;
For behold, I will save you v from afar
And your
Lit seed
offspring from the land of their captivity.
And Jacob will return and will be x quiet and at ease,
And y no one will make him afraid.
11 ‘For z I am with you,’ declares the  Lord, ‘to save you;
For I will aa destroy completely all the nations where I have scattered you,
Only I will ab not destroy you completely.
But I will ac chasten you justly
And will by no means leave you unpunished.’

12 For thus says the  Lord,
Your wound is incurable
And your ad injury is serious.
13 There is no one to plead your cause;
No healing for your sore,
ae No recovery for you.
14 All your af lovers have forgotten you,
They do not seek you;
For I have ag wounded you with the wound of an enemy,
With the ah punishment of a ai cruel one,
Because your aj iniquity is great
And your ak sins are numerous.
15 Why do you cry out over your injury?
Your pain is incurable.
Because your iniquity is great
And your sins are numerous,
I have done these things to you.
16 Therefore all who al devour you will be devoured;
And all your adversaries, every one of them, am will go into captivity;
And those who plunder you will be for plunder,
And all who prey upon you I will give for prey.
17 ‘For I will
Lit cause to go up
restore you to
Or healing
ap health
And I will heal you of your wounds,’ declares the  Lord,
Because they have called you an aq outcast, saying:
It is Zion; no one
Lit is seeking
cares for her.”’

Restoration of Jacob

18 Thus says the  Lord,
Behold, I will as restore the
Or captivity
fortunes of the tents of Jacob
And au have compassion on his dwelling places;
And the av city will be rebuilt on its ruin,
And the aw palace will stand on its rightful place.
19 From them will proceed ax thanksgiving
And the voice of those who
Or dance
az celebrate;
And I will ba multiply them and they will not be diminished;
I will also bb honor them and they will not be insignificant.
Lit His
Their children also will be as formerly,
Lit his
their congregation shall be be established before Me;
And I will punish all
Lit his
their oppressors.
Lit his
Their bh leader shall be one of them,
Lit his
their ruler shall come forth from
Lit his
their midst;
And I will bk bring him near and he shall approach Me;
Lit who is he that gives his heart in pledge
who would dare to risk his life to bm approach Me?’ declares the  Lord.
22 ‘You shall be bn My people,
And I will be your God.’”

23 Behold, the bo tempest of the  Lord!
Wrath has gone forth,
Or raging
sweeping tempest;
It will burst on the head of the wicked.
24 The bq fierce anger of the  Lord will not turn back
Until He has performed and until He has accomplished
The intent of His heart;
In the br latter days you will understand this.

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