"This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'Like these good figs, I regard as good the exiles from Judah, whom I sent1 away from this place to the land of the Babylonians.a6
My eyes will watch over them for their good, and I will bring them back2 to this land. I will build3 them up and not tear them down; I will plant4 them and not uproot them.
I will give them a heart to know5 me, that I am the LORD. They will be my people,6 and I will be their God, for they will return7 to me with all their heart.8