Jeremiah 31:1-26 NAS

Israel's Mourning Turned to Joy

1 "At that time," declares the LORD, "I will be the 1God of all the 2families of Israel, and they shall be My people."

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2 Thus says the LORD, "The people who survived the sword 3Found grace in the wilderness - Israel, when it went to 4find its rest."

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3 The LORD appeared to ahim from afar, saying, "I have 5loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore * I have drawn you with 6lovingkindness.

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    • ƕ 31:3 - Lit "me"
      4 "7Again I will build you and you will be rebuilt, O virgin of Israel! Again you will btake up your 8tambourines, And go forth to the dances of the 9merrymakers.

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        • Ɩ 31:4 - Or "be adorned with"
          5 "Again you will 10plant vineyards On the chills of Samaria; The planters will plant And will denjoy them.

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            • Ɨ 31:5 - Or "mountains"
            • Ƙ 31:5 - Lit "defile"
              6 "For there will be a day when watchmen On the hills of Ephraim call out, 'Arise, and 11let us go up to Zion, To the LORD our God.' "

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              7 For thus says the LORD, "12Sing aloud with gladness for Jacob, And shout among the e13chief of the nations; Proclaim, give praise and say, 'O LORD, 14save Your people, The 15remnant of Israel.'

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              8 "Behold, I am 16bringing them from the north country, And I will 17gather them from the remote parts of the earth, Among them the 18blind and the 19lame, The woman with child and she who is in labor with child, together; A great fcompany, they will return here.

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              9 "20With weeping they will come, And by supplication I will lead them; I will make them walk by 21streams of waters, On a straight path in which they will 22not stumble; For I am a 23father to Israel, And Ephraim is 24My firstborn."

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              10 Hear the word of the LORD, O nations, And declare in the 25coastlands afar off, And say, "He who scattered Israel will 26gather him And keep him as a 27shepherd keeps his flock."

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              11 For the LORD has 28ransomed Jacob And redeemed him from the hand of him who was 29stronger than he.

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              12 "They will 30come and shout for joy on the 31height of Zion, And they will be 32radiant over the gbounty of the LORD - Over the 33grain and the new wine and the oil, And over the young of the 34flock and the herd; And their life will be like a 35watered garden, And they will 36never * languish again.

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              13 "Then the virgin will rejoice in the 37dance, And the young men and the old, together, For I will 38turn their mourning into joy And will comfort them and give them 39joy for their sorrow.

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              14 "I will hfill the soul of the priests with iabundance, And My people will be 40satisfied with My goodness," declares the LORD.

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                • Ɯ 31:14 - Lit "saturate"
                • Ɲ 31:14 - Lit "fatness"
                  15 Thus says the LORD, "41A voice is heard in 42Ramah, Lamentation and bitter weeping. Rachel is weeping for her children; She 43refuses to be comforted for her children, Because 44they are no more."

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                  16 Thus says the LORD, "45Restrain your voice from weeping And your eyes from tears; For your 46work will be rewarded," declares the LORD, "And they will 47return from the land of the enemy.

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                  17 "There is 48hope for your future," declares the LORD, "And your children will return to their own territory.

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                  18 "I have surely heard Ephraim 49grieving, 'You have 50chastised me, and I was chastised, Like an untrained * 51calf; 52Bring me back that I may be restored, For You are the LORD my God.

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                  19 'For after I turned back, I 53repented; And after I was instructed, I 54smote on my thigh; I was 55ashamed and also humiliated Because I bore the reproach of my youth.'

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                  20 "Is 56Ephraim My dear son? Is he a delightful child? Indeed, as often as I have spoken against him, I certainly still remember him; Therefore * My j57heart yearns for him; I will surely 58have mercy on him," declares the LORD.

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                  21 "Set up for yourself roadmarks, Place for yourself guideposts; 59Direct your kmind to the highway, The way by which you went. 60Return, O virgin of Israel, Return to these your cities.

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                      22 "How long * will you go here and there, O 61faithless daughter? For the LORD has created a new thing in the earth - A woman will encompass a man."

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                      23 Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "Once again they will speak this word in the land of Judah and in its cities when I 62restore their lfortunes, 'The LORD bless you, O 63abode of righteousness, O 64holy hill!'

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                        • Ơ 31:23 - Or "captivity"
                          24 "Judah and all its cities will 65dwell together in it, the farmer and they who go about with flocks.

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                          25 "66For I satisfy the weary ones and mrefresh everyone who languishes."

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                          26 At this I 67awoke and looked, and my 68sleep was pleasant to me.

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