Jeremiah 31:17

17 So there is hope for your descendants,” declares the LORD. “Your children will return to their own land.

Jeremiah 31:17 in Other Translations

KJV
17 And there is hope in thine end, saith the LORD, that thy children shall come again to their own border.
ESV
17 There is hope for your future, declares the LORD, and your children shall come back to their own country.
NLT
17 There is hope for your future,” says the LORD . “Your children will come again to their own land.
MSG
17 There's hope for your children." God's Decree.
CSB
17 There is hope for your future- [this is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration- and your children will return to their own territory.

Jeremiah 31:17 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 31:17

And there is hope in thine end, saith the Lord
Or, "hope for thy posterity" F18; for their children that had been massacred, that these should rise again, and enjoy a blessed immortality, as the next clause seems to explain and confirm it: that thy children shall come again to their own border:
either to the border of the land of Israel, as Joseph, Mary, and Jesus did, ( Matthew 2:21 Matthew 2:22 ) ; or rather to the borders of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, where this cruel murder was committed; and so the intimation is, that they shall rise again, and stand upon that very spot of ground where their blood was split; and not only so, but enter into and dwell upon the new earth in the Jerusalem state; and also enter into the heavenly Canaan, and dwell with Christ for evermore, on whose account their lives were taken away.


FOOTNOTES:

F18 (Ktyrxal) "posteris tuis", Gataker; "posteritati tuae", Schmidt.

Jeremiah 31:17 In-Context

15 This is what the LORD says: “A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.”
16 This is what the LORD says: “Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears, for your work will be rewarded,” declares the LORD. “They will return from the land of the enemy.
17 So there is hope for your descendants,” declares the LORD. “Your children will return to their own land.
18 “I have surely heard Ephraim’s moaning: ‘You disciplined me like an unruly calf, and I have been disciplined. Restore me, and I will return, because you are the LORD my God.
19 After I strayed, I repented; after I came to understand, I beat my breast. I was ashamed and humiliated because I bore the disgrace of my youth.’

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Job 8:7; Lamentations 3:29
  • 2. S Jeremiah 30:20