These are the words the LORD spoke concerning Israel and Judah:
"This is what the LORD says: " 'Cries of fear1 are heard-- terror, not peace.
References for Jeremiah 30:5
Ask and see: Can a man bear children? Then why do I see every strong man with his hands on his stomach like a woman in labor,2 every face turned deathly pale?3
References for Jeremiah 30:6
How awful that day4 will be! None will be like it. It will be a time of trouble5 for Jacob, but he will be saved6 out of it.
References for Jeremiah 30:7
" 'In that day,' declares the LORD Almighty, 'I will break the yoke7 off their necks and will tear off their bonds;8 no longer will foreigners enslave them.9
References for Jeremiah 30:8
Instead, they will serve the LORD their God and David10 their king,11 whom I will raise up for them.
References for Jeremiah 30:9
" 'So do not fear,12 O Jacob my servant;13 do not be dismayed, O Israel,' declares the LORD. 'I will surely save14 you out of a distant place, your descendants from the land of their exile. Jacob will again have peace and security,15 and no one will make him afraid.16
References for Jeremiah 30:10
I am with you17 and will save you,' declares the LORD. 'Though I completely destroy all the nations among which I scatter you, I will not completely destroy18 you. I will discipline19 you but only with justice; I will not let you go entirely unpunished.'20
References for Jeremiah 30:11
"This is what the LORD says: " 'Your wound21 is incurable, your injury beyond healing.22
References for Jeremiah 30:12
There is no one to plead your cause,23 no remedy for your sore, no healing24 for you.
References for Jeremiah 30:13
All your allies25 have forgotten you; they care nothing for you. I have struck you as an enemy26 would and punished you as would the cruel,27 because your guilt is so great and your sins28 so many.
References for Jeremiah 30:14