Jeremiah 30
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Restoration from Captivity

1This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord. 2“This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: Write on a scroll all the words that I have spoken to you,a 3for look, the days are coming” — this is the Lord’s declaration — “when I will restore the fortunesA of my people Israel and Judah,”a says the Lord. “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. 5This 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?a

7How awful that day will be!a

There will be no other like it!b

It will be a time of trouble for Jacob,

but he will be saved out of it.

8On that day —

this is the declaration of the Lord of Armies —

I will break his yoke from your necka

and tear off your chains,b

and strangers will never again enslave him.c

9They will serve the Lord their God

and David their king,

whom I will raise up for them.a

10As for you, my servant Jacob,a

do not be afraid —

this is the Lord’s declaration —

and do not be discouraged, Israel,

for without fail I will save you out of a distant place,

your descendants, from the land of their captivity!

Jacob will return and have calm and quiet

with no one to frighten him.b

11For I will be with you —

this is the Lord’s declaration —

to save you!a

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.b

Healing Zion’s Wounds

12For this is what the Lord says:

Your injury is incurable;

your wound most severe.a

13You have no defender for your case.a

There is no remedy for your sores,

and no healing for you.A

14All your lovers have forgotten you;a

they no longer look for you,

for I have struck you as an enemy would,

with the disciplineb of someone cruel,c

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.a

16Nevertheless, all who devoured you will be devoured,a

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.b

17But I will bring you healtha

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 fortunesA of Jacob’s tentsa

and show compassionb 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 rejoicing.

I will multiply them, and they will not decrease;a

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.a

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,a

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.a

The Wrath of God

23Look, a storm from the Lord!a

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.a

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