While he was still confined in the guard's courtyard, the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah a second time:
"The Lord who made the earth,a the Lord who forms it to establish it, the Lord is His name, says this:
Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and wondrous things you do not know.
For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says concerning the houses of this city and the palaces of Judah's kings, the ones torn down [for defense] against the siege ramps and the sword:
The people coming to fight the Chaldeans will fill the houses with the corpses of [their own] men I strike down in My wrath and rage. I have hidden My faceb from this city because of all their evil.
Yet I will certainly bring healthc and healing to it and will indeed heal them. I will let them experience the abundanced of peace and truth.e7
I will restore the fortunesf of Judah and of Israel and will rebuild them as in former times.