Jeremiah 31:1-34

1 “At that time,” declares the LORD, “I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they will be my people.”
2 This is what the LORD says: “The people who survive the sword will find favor in the wilderness; I will come to give rest to Israel.”
3 The LORD appeared to us in the past,[a] saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.
4 I will build you up again, and you, Virgin Israel, will be rebuilt. Again you will take up your timbrels and go out to dance with the joyful.
5 Again you will plant vineyards on the hills of Samaria; the farmers will plant them and enjoy their fruit.
6 There will be a day when watchmen cry out on the hills of Ephraim, ‘Come, let us go up to Zion, to the LORD our God.’ ”
7 This is what the LORD says: “Sing with joy for Jacob; shout for the foremost of the nations. Make your praises heard, and say, ‘LORD, save your people, the remnant of Israel.’
8 See, I will bring them from the land of the north and gather them from the ends of the earth. Among them will be the blind and the lame, expectant mothers and women in labor; a great throng will return.
9 They will come with weeping; they will pray as I bring them back. I will lead them beside streams of water on a level path where they will not stumble, because I am Israel’s father, and Ephraim is my firstborn son.
10 “Hear the word of the LORD, you nations; proclaim it in distant coastlands: ‘He who scattered Israel will gather them and will watch over his flock like a shepherd.’
11 For the LORD will deliver Jacob and redeem them from the hand of those stronger than they.
12 They will come and shout for joy on the heights of Zion; they will rejoice in the bounty of the LORD— the grain, the new wine and the olive oil, the young of the flocks and herds. They will be like a well-watered garden, and they will sorrow no more.
13 Then young women will dance and be glad, young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
14 I will satisfy the priests with abundance, and my people will be filled with my bounty,” declares the LORD.
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.’
20 Is not Ephraim my dear son, the child in whom I delight? Though I often speak against him, I still remember him. Therefore my heart yearns for him; I have great compassion for him,” declares the LORD.
21 “Set up road signs; put up guideposts. Take note of the highway, the road that you take. Return, Virgin Israel, return to your towns.
22 How long will you wander, unfaithful Daughter Israel? The LORD will create a new thing on earth— the woman will return to[b] the man.”
23 This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: “When I bring them back from captivity,[c] the people in the land of Judah and in its towns will once again use these words: ‘The LORD bless you, you prosperous city, you sacred mountain.’
24 People will live together in Judah and all its towns—farmers and those who move about with their flocks.
25 I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.”
26 At this I awoke and looked around. My sleep had been pleasant to me.
27 “The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will plant the kingdoms of Israel and Judah with the offspring of people and of animals.
28 Just as I watched over them to uproot and tear down, and to overthrow, destroy and bring disaster, so I will watch over them to build and to plant,” declares the LORD.
29 “In those days people will no longer say, ‘The parents have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.’
30 Instead, everyone will die for their own sin; whoever eats sour grapes—their own teeth will be set on edge.
31 “The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah.
32 It will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to[d] them,[e] ” declares the LORD.
33 “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares the LORD. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
34 No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the LORD,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,” declares the LORD. “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”

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Cross References 103

  • 1. S Leviticus 26:12; Jeremiah 30:22
  • 2. Numbers 14:20
  • 3. S Exodus 33:14; S Deuteronomy 12:9
  • 4. S Deuteronomy 4:37
  • 5. Hosea 11:4; John 6:44
  • 6. S Jeremiah 1:10; S Jeremiah 30:18
  • 7. S 2 Kings 19:21
  • 8. S Genesis 31:27
  • 9. S Exodus 15:20
  • 10. S Jeremiah 30:19
  • 11. S Deuteronomy 20:6
  • 12. Jeremiah 33:13; Jeremiah 50:19; Obadiah 1:19
  • 13. S Isaiah 37:30; Isaiah 65:21; Amos 9:14
  • 14. S Isaiah 52:8; S Isaiah 56:10
  • 15. ver 12; S Deuteronomy 33:19; Isaiah 2:3; Jeremiah 50:4-5; Micah 4:2
  • 16. S Isaiah 12:6
  • 17. Deuteronomy 28:13; Isaiah 61:9
  • 18. Psalms 14:7; Psalms 28:9
  • 19. S Isaiah 37:31
  • 20. S Jeremiah 3:18; Jeremiah 23:8
  • 21. S Genesis 33:13; S Deuteronomy 30:4; S Psalms 106:47; Ezekiel 34:12-14
  • 22. Isaiah 42:16
  • 23. Ezekiel 34:16; Micah 4:6
  • 24. S Ezra 3:12; Psalms 126:5
  • 25. Isaiah 63:13
  • 26. S Numbers 20:8; S Psalms 1:3; S Isaiah 32:2
  • 27. S Isaiah 40:4; S Isaiah 49:11
  • 28. S Exodus 4:22; S Jeremiah 3:4
  • 29. Isaiah 49:1; S Isaiah 66:19; S Jeremiah 25:22
  • 30. S Leviticus 26:33
  • 31. S Deuteronomy 30:4; S Isaiah 11:12; Jeremiah 50:19
  • 32. Isaiah 40:11; Ezekiel 34:12
  • 33. S Exodus 6:6; Zechariah 9:16; Isaiah 44:23; Isaiah 48:20
  • 34. Psalms 142:6
  • 35. S Psalms 126:5
  • 36. Ezekiel 17:23; Ezekiel 20:40; Ezekiel 40:2; Micah 4:1
  • 37. S Psalms 36:8; Joel 3:18
  • 38. S Numbers 18:12; Hosea 2:21-22; Joel 2:19
  • 39. ver 24; S Isaiah 65:10
  • 40. S Song of Songs 4:15; Isaiah 58:11
  • 41. S Isaiah 30:19; S Isaiah 62:5; Isaiah 65:19; John 16:22; S Revelation 7:17
  • 42. S Isaiah 61:3
  • 43. S Isaiah 40:1
  • 44. Psalms 30:11; S Isaiah 51:11
  • 45. ver 25
  • 46. Leviticus 7:35-36
  • 47. S Psalms 36:8; S Isaiah 30:23
  • 48. S Joshua 18:25
  • 49. S Genesis 37:35
  • 50. S Jeremiah 10:20; Matthew 2:17-18*
  • 51. S Psalms 30:5; S Isaiah 25:8; Isaiah 30:19
  • 52. S Ruth 2:12; S 2 Chronicles 15:7
  • 53. Jeremiah 30:3; Ezekiel 11:17
  • 54. S Job 8:7; Lamentations 3:29
  • 55. S Jeremiah 30:20
  • 56. S Job 5:17
  • 57. Jeremiah 50:11; Hosea 4:16; Hosea 10:11
  • 58. S Psalms 80:3
  • 59. S Psalms 95:10; S Jeremiah 8:4; Ezekiel 36:31
  • 60. Ezekiel 21:12; Luke 18:13
  • 61. Ezra 9:6
  • 62. S Psalms 25:7; S Jeremiah 22:21
  • 63. Lamentations 3:33
  • 64. S Isaiah 44:21; Hosea 4:4; Hosea 11:8
  • 65. S 1 Kings 3:26; S Psalms 6:2; Isaiah 55:7; Isaiah 63:15; Micah 7:18
  • 66. Ezekiel 21:19
  • 67. Isaiah 35:8; Jeremiah 50:5
  • 68. Isaiah 52:11; S Jeremiah 3:12
  • 69. ver 4
  • 70. S Jeremiah 2:23
  • 71. S Jeremiah 3:6
  • 72. Isaiah 43:19
  • 73. S Deuteronomy 32:10
  • 74. S Jeremiah 30:18
  • 75. S Genesis 28:3; S Numbers 6:24
  • 76. S Isaiah 1:26
  • 77. S Psalms 48:1; S Isaiah 2:2; Zechariah 8:3
  • 78. S Jeremiah 30:18; Zechariah 8:4-8
  • 79. S ver 12
  • 80. S Isaiah 40:29
  • 81. John 4:14
  • 82. Zechariah 4:1
  • 83. S Jeremiah 16:14
  • 84. Ezekiel 36:9-11; Hosea 2:23
  • 85. S Job 29:2
  • 86. S Deuteronomy 29:28
  • 87. S Jeremiah 18:8; Jeremiah 44:27
  • 88. S Deuteronomy 28:63; S Deuteronomy 30:9; S Jeremiah 1:10; Ezekiel 36:10-11; Amos 9:14
  • 89. S Genesis 9:25; Deuteronomy 24:16; Lamentations 5:7
  • 90. Ezekiel 18:2
  • 91. S 2 Kings 14:6; S Isaiah 3:11; Galatians 6:7
  • 92. S Deuteronomy 29:14; S Isaiah 42:6; S Isaiah 54:10; Jeremiah 32:40; Ezekiel 37:26; S Luke 22:20; Hebrews 8:8-12*; Hebrews 10:16-17
  • 93. S Exodus 24:8
  • 94. Deuteronomy 5:3
  • 95. Jeremiah 11:4
  • 96. S Isaiah 54:5
  • 97. S Exodus 4:15
  • 98. S Deuteronomy 6:6; S 2 Corinthians 3:3
  • 99. S Jeremiah 11:4; Jeremiah 24:7; Hebrews 10:16
  • 100. 1 John 2:27
  • 101. S Isaiah 11:9; S John 6:45
  • 102. Psalms 85:2; Psalms 130:4; Isaiah 54:13; Jeremiah 33:8; Jeremiah 50:20
  • 103. S Job 7:21; S Isaiah 38:17; Micah 7:19; Romans 11:27; Hebrews 10:17*

Footnotes 5

  • [a]. Or Lord"has appeared to us from afar"
  • [b]. Or "will protect"
  • [c]. Or "I restore their fortunes"
  • [d]. Hebrew; Septuagint and Syriac "/ and I turned away from"
  • [e]. Or "was their master"
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