Jeremiah, Chapter 30

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, look, 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 will possess it.
30:4 And 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 travails with child: why do I see every [able-bodied] man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces have turned pale?
30:7 Alas! For that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he will be saved out of it.
30:8 And it will come to pass in that day, says Yahweh of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off your neck, and will burst your bonds; and strangers will no more make him their slave;
30:9 but they will serve Yahweh their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up to them.
30:10 Therefore don't be afraid, O Jacob my slave, says Yahweh; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, look, I will save you from afar, and your seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob will return, and will be quiet and at ease, and none will 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 don't 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 have increased.
30:15 Why do you cry for your hurt? Your pain is incurable: for the greatness of your iniquity, because your sins have increased, I have done these things to you.
30:16 Therefore all those who devour you will be devoured; and all your adversaries, every one of them, will go into captivity; and those who despoil you will be a spoil, and all who prey on you I will 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.
30:18 Thus says Yahweh: Look, I will turn again the captivity of Jacob's tents, and have compassion on his dwelling-places; and the city will be built on its own hill, and the palace will be inhabited after its own manner.
30:19 And out of them will proceed thanksgiving and the voice of those who make merry: and I will multiply them, and they will not be few; I will also glorify them, and they will not be small.
30:20 His sons also will be as previously, and his congregation will be established before me; and I will punish all who oppress him.
30:21 And his majestic one will be of himself, and his ruler will proceed from the midst of him; and I will cause him to draw near, and he will approach to me: for who is he who has had boldness to approach to me? says Yahweh.
30:22 And you+ will be my people, and I will be your+ God.
30:23 Look, the tempest of Yahweh, [even his] wrath, has gone forth, a sweeping tempest: it will 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 intents of his heart: in the latter days you+ will understand it.

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