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Jeremiah 30 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The Lord, the God of Israel, 1 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD:
2 said to me, "Write down in a book everything that I have told you, 2 "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'Write in a book all the words I have spoken to you.
3 because the time is coming when I will restore my people, Israel and Judah. I will bring them back to the land that I gave their ancestors, and they will take possession of it again. I, the Lord, have spoken." 3 The days are coming,' declares the LORD, 'when I will bring my people Israel and Judah back from captivity and restore them to the land I gave their forefathers to possess,' says the LORD."
4 The Lord says to the people of Israel and Judah, 4 These are the words the LORD spoke concerning Israel and Judah:
5 "I heard a cry of terror, a cry of fear and not of peace. 5 "This is what the LORD says: " 'Cries of fear are heard-- terror, not peace.
6 Now stop and think! Can a man give birth to a child? Why then do I see every man with his hands on his stomach like a woman in labor? Why is everyone so pale? 6 Ask and see: Can a man bear children? Then why do I see every strong man with his hands on his stomach like a woman in labor, every face turned deathly pale?
7 A terrible day is coming; no other day can compare with it - a time of distress for my people, but they will survive." 7 How awful that day will be! None will be like it. It will be a time of trouble for Jacob, but he will be saved out of it.
8 The Lord Almighty says, "When that day comes, I will break the yoke that is around their neck and remove their chains, and they will no longer be the slaves of foreigners. 8 " 'In that day,' declares the LORD Almighty, 'I will break the yoke off their necks and will tear off their bonds; no longer will foreigners enslave them.
9 Instead, they will serve me, the Lord their God, and a descendant of David, whom I will enthrone as king. 9 Instead, they will serve the LORD their God and David their king, whom I will raise up for them.
10 "My people, do not be afraid; people of Israel, do not be terrified. I will rescue you from that faraway land, from the land where you are prisoners. You will come back home and live in peace; you will be secure, and no one will make you afraid. 10 " 'So do not fear, O Jacob my servant; do not be dismayed, O Israel,' declares the LORD. 'I will surely save you out of a distant place, your descendants from the land of their exile. Jacob will again have peace and security, and no one will make him afraid.
11 I will come to you and save you. I will destroy all the nations where I have scattered you, but I will not destroy you. I will not let you go unpunished; but when I punish you, I will be fair. I, the Lord, have spoken." 11 I am with you and will save you,' declares the LORD. 'Though I completely destroy all the nations among which I scatter you, I will not completely destroy you. I will discipline you but only with justice; I will not let you go entirely unpunished.'
12 The Lord says to his people, "Your wounds are incurable, your injuries cannot be healed. 12 "This is what the LORD says: " 'Your wound is incurable, your injury beyond healing.
13 There is no one to take care of you, no remedy for your sores, no hope of healing for you. 13 There is no one to plead your cause, no remedy for your sore, no healing for you.
14 All your lovers have forgotten you; they no longer care about you. I have attacked you like an enemy; your punishment has been harsh because your sins are many and your wickedness is great. 14 All your allies have forgotten you; they care nothing for you. I have struck you as an enemy would and punished you as would the cruel, because your guilt is so great and your sins so many.
15 Complain no more about your injuries; there is no cure for you. I punished you like this because your sins are many and your wickedness is great. 15 Why do you cry out over your wound, your pain that has no cure? Because of your great guilt and many sins I have done these things to you.
16 But now, all who devour you will be devoured, and all your enemies will be taken away as prisoners. All who oppress you will be oppressed, and all who plunder you will be plundered. 16 " 'But all who devour you will be devoured; all your enemies will go into exile. Those who plunder you will be plundered; all who make spoil of you I will despoil.
17 I will make you well again; I will heal your wounds, though your enemies say, "Zion is an outcast; no one cares about her.' I, the Lord, have spoken." 17 But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,' declares the LORD, 'because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares.'
18 The Lord says, "I will restore my people to their land and have mercy on every family; Jerusalem will be rebuilt, and its palace restored. 18 "This is what the LORD says: " 'I will restore the fortunes of Jacob's tents and have compassion on his dwellings; the city will be rebuilt on her ruins, and the palace will stand in its proper place.
19 The people who live there will sing praise; they will shout for joy. By my blessing they will increase in numbers; my blessing will bring them honor. 19 From them will come songs of thanksgiving and the sound of rejoicing. I will add to their numbers, and they will not be decreased; I will bring them honor, and they will not be disdained.
20 I will restore the nation's ancient power and establish it firmly again; I will punish all who oppress them. 20 Their children will be as in days of old, and their community will be established before me; I will punish all who oppress them.
21 Their ruler will come from their own nation, their prince from their own people. He will approach me when I invite him, for who would dare come uninvited? They will be my people, and I will be their God. I, the Lord, have spoken." 21 Their leader will be one of their own; their ruler will arise from among them. I will bring him near and he will come close to me, for who is he who will devote himself to be close to me?' declares the LORD.
23 The Lord's anger is a storm, a furious wind that will rage over the heads of the wicked. It will not end until he has done all that he intends to do. In days to come his people will understand this clearly. 23 " 'So you will be my people, and I will be your God.' "
23 23 See, the storm of the LORD will burst out in wrath, a driving wind swirling down on the heads of the wicked.
24 24 The fierce anger of the LORD will not turn back until he fully accomplishes the purposes of his heart. In days to come you will understand this.