Jeremiah 30 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The LORD gave another message to Jeremiah. He said, 1 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD:
2 "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: Write down for the record everything I have said to you, Jeremiah. 2 "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'Write in a book all the words I have spoken to you.
3 For the time is coming when I will restore the fortunes of my people of Israel and Judah. I will bring them home to this land that I gave to their ancestors, and they will possess it and live here 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 This is the message the LORD gave concerning Israel and Judah: 4 These are the words the LORD spoke concerning Israel and Judah:
5 "This is what the LORD says: I have heard the people crying; there is only fear and trembling. 5 "This is what the LORD says: " 'Cries of fear are heard-- terror, not peace.
6 Now let me ask you a question: Do men give birth to babies? Then why do they stand there, ashen-faced, hands pressed against their sides like women about to give birth? 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 In all history there has never been such a time of terror. It will be a time of trouble for my people Israel. Yet in the end, they will be saved!" 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 "For in that day, says the LORD Almighty, I will break the yoke from their necks and snap their chains. Foreigners will no longer be their masters. 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 For my people will serve the LORD their God and David their king, whom I will raise up for them." 9 Instead, they will serve the LORD their God and David their king, whom I will raise up for them.
10 "So do not be afraid, Jacob, my servant; do not be dismayed, Israel, says the LORD. For I will bring you home again from distant lands, and your children will return from their exile. Israel will return and will have peace and quiet in their own land, and no one will make them 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 For I am with you and will save you, says the LORD. I will completely destroy the nations where I have scattered you, but I will not destroy you. But I must discipline you; I cannot let you go unpunished." 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 "This is what the LORD says: Yours is an incurable bruise, a terrible wound. 12 "This is what the LORD says: " 'Your wound is incurable, your injury beyond healing.
13 There is no one to help you or bind up your injury. You are beyond the help of any medicine. 13 There is no one to plead your cause, no remedy for your sore, no healing for you.
14 All your allies have left you and do not care about you anymore. I have wounded you cruelly, as though I were your enemy. For your sins are many, and your guilt 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 Why do you protest your punishment -- this wound that has no cure? I have had to punish you because your sins are many and your guilt 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 in that coming day, all who destroy you will be destroyed, and all your enemies will be sent into exile. Those who plunder you will be plundered, and those who attack you will be attacked. 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 give you back your health and heal your wounds, says the LORD." Now you are called an outcast -- 'Jerusalem for whom nobody cares.' 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 But the LORD says this: "When I bring you home again from your captivity and restore your fortunes, Jerusalem will be rebuilt on her ruins. The palace will be reconstructed as it was before. 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 There will be joy and songs of thanksgiving, and I will multiply my people and make of them a great and honored nation. 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 Their children will prosper as they did long ago. I will establish them as a nation before me, and I will punish anyone who hurts 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 They will have their own ruler again, and he will not be a foreigner. I will invite him to approach me, says the LORD, for who would dare to come unless invited? 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.
22 You will be my people, and I will be your God." 22 " 'So you will be my people, and I will be your God.' "
23 Look! The LORD's anger bursts out like a storm, a driving wind that swirls down on the heads of the wicked. 23 See, the storm of the LORD will burst out in wrath, a driving wind swirling down on the heads of the wicked.
24 The fierce anger of the LORD will not diminish until it has finished all his plans. In the days to come, you will understand all this. 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.