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Jeremiah 30

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God shews Jeremiah the return of the Jews.

30:1 The word that came to Jeremiah from Yahweh, saying,

30:2 Thus speaks Yahweh, the God of Israel, saying,

Write all the words that I have spoken to you in a book.

30:3 For, behold, the days come,

says Yahweh,
that I will turn again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah,
says Yahweh;
and I will cause them to return to the land
that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.

After their trouble they shall have deliverance.

30:4 These are the words that Yahweh spoke concerning Israel and concerning Judah.

30:5 For thus says Yahweh:

We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear,
and not of peace.

30:6 Ask now, and see whether a man does travail with child:
why do I see every man with his hands on his waist,
as a woman in travail,
and all faces are turned into paleness?

30:7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it:
it is even the time of Jacobís trouble;
but he shall be saved out of it.

30:8 It shall come to pass in that day,

says Yahweh of Armies,
that I will break his yoke from off your neck,
and will burst your bonds;
and strangers shall no more make him their bondservant;

30:9 but they shall serve Yahweh their God,
and David their king,
whom I will raise up to them.

He comforts Jacob.

30:10 Therefore donít you be afraid, O Jacob my servant,

says Yahweh;
neither be dismayed, Israel:
for, behold, I will save you from afar,
and your seed from the land of their captivity;
and Jacob shall return,
and shall be quiet and at ease,
and none shall make him afraid.

30:11 For I am with you,

says Yahweh,
to save you:
for I will make a full end of all the nations where I have scattered you,
but I will not make a full end of you;
but I will correct you in measure,
and will in no way leave you unpunished.

30:12 For thus says Yahweh,

Your hurt is incurable, and your wound grievous.

30:13 There is none to plead your cause, that you may be bound up:
you have no healing medicines.

30:14 All your lovers have forgotten you;
they donít seek you:
for I have wounded you with the wound of an enemy,
with the chastisement of a cruel one,
for the greatness of your iniquity,
because your sins were increased.

30:15 Why do you cry for your hurt?
Your pain is incurable:
for the greatness of your iniquity,
because your sins were increased,
I have done these things to you.

30:16 Therefore all those who devour you shall be devoured;
and all your adversaries,
everyone of them,
shall go into captivity;
and those who despoil you shall be a spoil,
and all who prey on you will I give for a prey.

30:17 For I will restore health to you,
and I will heal you of your wounds,

says Yahweh;
because they have called you an outcast, saying,
It is Zion, whom no man seeks after.

Their return shall be gracious.

30:18 Thus says Yahweh:

Behold, I will turn again the captivity of Jacobís tents,
and have compassion on his dwelling places;
and the city shall be built on its own hill,
and the palace shall be inhabited after its own manner.

30:19 Out of them shall proceed thanksgiving
and the voice of those who make merry:
and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few;
I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.

30:20 Their children also shall be as before,
and their congregation shall be established before me;
and I will punish all who oppress them.

30:21 Their prince shall be of themselves,
and their ruler shall proceed from the midst of them;
and I will cause him to draw near,
and he shall approach to me:
for who is he who has had boldness to approach to me?

says Yahweh.

30:22 You shall be my people,
and I will be your God.

Wrath shall fall on the wicked.

30:23 Behold, the storm of Yahweh, even his wrath,
is gone forth, a sweeping storm:
it shall burst on the head of the wicked.

30:24 The fierce anger of Yahweh will not return,
until he has executed,
and until he has performed the intentions of his heart.
In the latter days you will understand it.

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