Jeremiah 29

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The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah

Chapter 30


The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,2


Thus speaketh1 the LORD God of Israel, saying,2 Write3 thee all the words that I have spoken14 unto thee in a book.


For, lo, the days come,6 saith7 the LORD, that I will bring again1 the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith1 the LORD: and I will cause them to return52 to the land that I gave1 to their fathers, and they shall possess1 it.


And these [are] the words that the LORD spake14 concerning Israel and concerning Judah.


For thus saith1 the LORD; We have heard1 a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace.


Ask3 ye now, and see3 whether a man doth travail with child?6 wherefore do I see1 every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail,6 and all faces are turned8 into paleness?


Alas! for that day [is] great, so that none [is] like it: it [is] even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved11 out of it.


For it shall come to pass in that day, saith7 the LORD of hosts, [that] I will break4 his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst17 thy bonds, and strangers5 shall no more serve4 themselves of him:


But they shall serve1 the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up55 unto them.


Therefore fear4 thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith7 the LORD; neither be dismayed,11 O Israel: for, lo, I will save56 thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return,1 and shall be in rest,1 and be quiet,40 and none shall make [him] afraid.56


For I [am] with thee, saith7 the LORD, to save53 thee: though I make4 a full end of all nations whither I have scattered52 thee, yet will I not make4 a full end of thee: but I will correct14 thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether15 unpunished.17


For thus saith1 the LORD, Thy bruise [is] incurable,7 [and] thy wound [is] grievous.12


[There is] none to plead6 thy cause, that thou mayest be bound up: thou hast no healing medicines.


All thy lovers18 have forgotten1 thee; they seek4 thee not; for I have wounded52 thee with the wound of an enemy,6 with the chastisement of a cruel one, for the multitude of thine iniquity; [because] thy sins were increased.1


Why criest4 thou for thine affliction? thy sorrow [is] incurable7 for the multitude of thine iniquity: [because] thy sins were increased,1 I have done1 these things unto thee.


Therefore all they that devour6 thee shall be devoured;11 and all thine adversaries, every one of them, shall go4 into captivity; and they that spoil6 8154 6 thee shall be a spoil, and all that prey6 upon thee will I give4 for a prey.


For I will restore55 health unto thee, and I will heal4 thee of thy wounds, saith7 the LORD; because they called1 thee an Outcast,12 [saying], This [is] Zion, whom no man seeketh after.6


Thus saith1 the LORD; Behold, I will bring again6 the captivity of Jacob's tents, and have mercy17 on his dwellingplaces; and the city shall be builded8 upon her own heap, and the palace shall remain4 after the manner thereof.


And out of them shall proceed1 thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry:18 and I will multiply52 them, and they shall not be few;4 I will also glorify52 them, and they shall not be small.4


Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established11 before me, and I will punish1 all that oppress5 them.


And their nobles shall be of themselves, and their governor6 shall proceed4 from the midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near,52 and he shall approach8 unto me: for who [is] this that engaged1 his heart to approach2 unto me? saith7 the LORD.


And ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.


Behold, the whirlwind of the LORD goeth forth1 with fury, a continuing109 whirlwind: it shall fall with pain4 upon the head of the wicked.


The fierce anger of the LORD shall not return,4 until he have done2 [it], and until he have performed53 the intents of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider113 it.

Jeremiah 31





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