While Jeremiah was still confined in the courtyard of the guard, the LORD gave him this second message:
“This is what the LORD says—the LORD who made the earth, who formed and established it, whose name is the LORD :
Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.
For this is what the LORD , the God of Israel, says: You have torn down the houses of this city and even the king’s palace to get materials to strengthen the walls against the siege ramps and swords of the enemy.
You expect to fight the Babylonians, but the men of this city are already as good as dead, for I have determined to destroy them in my terrible anger. I have abandoned them because of all their wickedness.
References for Jeremiah 33:5
“Nevertheless, the time will come when I will heal Jerusalem’s wounds and give it prosperity and true peace.
I will restore the fortunes of Judah and Israel and rebuild their towns.
I will cleanse them of their sins against me and forgive all their sins of rebellion.