The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD,saying ,
Thus speaketh the LORDGod of Israel,saying , Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book.3
For, lo, the dayscome , saith the LORD, that I will bring again the captivity of my peopleIsrael and Judah,saith the LORD: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.
And these are the words that the LORDspake concerning Israel and concerning Judah.5
For thus saith the LORD; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear,a and not of peace.6Ask ye now, and see whether a manb doth travail with child ? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail , and all faces are turned into paleness?7Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob'strouble; but he shall be saved out of it.
For it shall come to pass in that day,saith the LORD of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him: