Jeremiah 31:20-30 NIV

20 Is not Ephraim my dear son, the child in whom I delight? Though I often speak against him, I still remember him. Therefore my heart yearns for him; I have great compassion for him,” declares the LORD.

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21 “Set up road signs; put up guideposts. Take note of the highway, the road that you take. Return, Virgin Israel, return to your towns.

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22 How long will you wander, unfaithful Daughter Israel? The LORD will create a new thing on earth— the woman will return toa the man.”

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    • ˜ 31:22 - Or "will protect"
      23 This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: “When I bring them back from captivity,b the people in the land of Judah and in its towns will once again use these words: ‘The LORD bless you, you prosperous city, you sacred mountain.’

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        • ™ 31:23 - Or "I restore their fortunes"
          24 People will live together in Judah and all its towns—farmers and those who move about with their flocks.

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          25 I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.”

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          26 At this I awoke and looked around. My sleep had been pleasant to me.

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          27 “The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will plant the kingdoms of Israel and Judah with the offspring of people and of animals.

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          28 Just as I watched over them to uproot and tear down, and to overthrow, destroy and bring disaster, so I will watch over them to build and to plant,” declares the LORD.

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          29 “In those days people will no longer say, ‘The parents have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.’

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          30 Instead, everyone will die for their own sin; whoever eats sour grapes—their own teeth will be set on edge.

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