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Jeremiah 23:1-8 (New American Standard)

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The Coming Messiah: the Righteous Branch

1 "1Woe to the shepherds who are 2destroying and scattering the 3sheep of My pasture!" declares the LORD. 2 Therefore thus says the LORD God of Israel concerning the shepherds who are atending My people: "You have scattered My flock and driven them away, and have not attended to them; behold, I am about to 4attend to you for the 5evil of your deeds," declares the LORD. 3 "Then I Myself will 6gather the remnant of My flock out of all the countries where I have driven them and bring them back to their pasture, and they will be fruitful and multiply. 4 "I will also raise up 7shepherds over them and they will btend them; and they will 8not be afraid any longer, nor be terrified, 9nor will any be missing," declares the LORD 5 "Behold, the 10days are coming," declares the LORD, "When I will raise up for David a righteous c11Branch; And He will 12reign as king and dact wisely And 13do justice and righteousness in the land. 6 "In His days Judah will be saved, And 14Israel will dwell securely; And this is His 15name by which He will be called, 'The 16LORD our righteousness.' 7 "17Therefore behold, the days are coming," declares the LORD, "when they will no longer say, 'As the LORD lives, who brought up the sons of Israel from the land of Egypt,' 8 18but, 'As the LORD lives, who 19brought up and led back the descendants of the household of Israel from the north land and from all the countries where I had driven them.' Then they will live on their own soil."
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