They will be my people,1 and I will be their God.
I will give them singleness2 of heart and action, so that they will always fear3 me for their own good and the good of their children after them.
I will make an everlasting covenant4 with them: I will never stop doing good to them, and I will inspire5 them to fear me, so that they will never turn away from me.641
I will rejoice7 in doing them good8 and will assuredly plant9 them in this land with all my heart and soul.1042
"This is what the LORD says: As I have brought all this great calamity11 on this people, so I will give them all the prosperity I have promised12 them.
Once more fields will be bought13 in this land of which you say, 'It is a desolate14 waste, without men or animals, for it has been handed over to the Babylonians.'
Fields will be bought for silver, and deeds15 will be signed, sealed and witnessed16 in the territory of Benjamin, in the villages around Jerusalem, in the towns of Judah and in the towns of the hill country, of the western foothills and of the Negev,17 because I will restore18 their fortunes,a declares the LORD."