14'Behold, 1days are coming,' declares the LORD, 'when I will 2fulfill the goodwordwhich I have spokenconcerning the house of Israel and the house of Judah.
'In thosedays and at that time I will cause a 3righteousBranch of David to springforth ; and He shall execute4justice and righteousness on the earth.
'In thosedays5Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will dwell in safety ; and this is the name by which she will be called : the 6LORD is our righteousness.'
"For thussays the LORD, 'aDavid shall 7neverlack a man to sit on the throne of the house of Israel ;
18band the 8Leviticalpriests shall neverlack a manbefore Me to offerburntofferings, to burn grain offerings and to 9preparesacrificesccontinually .' "
The word of the LORDcame to Jeremiah, saying,
20"Thussays the LORD, 'If you can 10break My covenant for the day and My covenant for the night, so that day and night will not be at their appointedtime,
then 11My covenant may also be broken with David My servant so that he will not have a son to reign on his throne, and with the Leviticalpriests, My ministers.
'As the 12host of heavencannot be counted and the 13sand of the seacannot be measured, so I will 14multiply the ddescendants of David My servant and the 15Levites who minister to Me.' "
And the word of the LORDcame to Jeremiah, saying,
"Have you not observedwhatthispeople have spoken, saying, 'The 16twofamilieswhich the LORDchose, He has 17rejected them'? Thus they 18despise My people, nolonger are they as a nationein their sight.
25"Thussays the LORD, 'If My 19covenant for day and night stand not, and the ffixedpatterns of heaven and earth I have 20not established,
26then I would 21reject the gdescendants of Jacob and David My servant, hnot taking from his idescendants22rulersover the jdescendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. But I will 23restore their kfortunes and will have24mercy on them.' "