I will give them the same attitude and the same purpose so that they will fear me as long as they live. This will be for their own good and for the good of their children.
I will make an eternal promise to them that I will never stop blessing them. I will make them fear me so that they will never turn away from me.
I will enjoy blessing them. With all my heart and soul I will faithfully plant them in this land.
"This is what the LORD says: As I brought all these disasters on these people, so I will bring on them all these blessings that I have promised them.
You have said that this land is a wasteland, without people or animals living in it. You have also said that it has been handed over to the Babylonians. But people will once again buy fields in this land.
They will buy fields for money, sign deeds, seal them, and have people witness the signing of the deeds. This will happen in the territory of Benjamin, in the region of Jerusalem, in the cities of Judah, in the cities on the mountains, in the hill country, and in the Negev because I will bring them back from their captivity," declares the LORD.