While he was still confined to the prison quarters, the LORD's word came to Jeremiah a second time:
The LORD proclaims, the LORD who made the earth,a who formed and established it, whose name is the LORD:
Call to me and I will answer and reveal to you wondrous secrets that you haven't known.
This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, proclaims about the houses of this city and the palaces of the kings of Judah that were torn down to defend against the siege ramps and weapons
of the invading Babylonians.b They will be filled with the corpses of those slain in my fierce anger. I hid my face from the people of this city because of all their evil deeds,
but now I will heal and mend them. I will make them whole and bless themc with an abundance of peace and security.
I will bring back the captives of Judah and Israel, and I will rebuild them as they were at first.