Jeremiah 31:17

17 there is hope for your future, says the Lord: your children shall come back to their own country.

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.


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

Jeremiah 31:17 In-Context

15 Thus says the Lord: A voice is heard in Ramah, lamentation and bitter weeping. Rachel is weeping for her children; she refuses to be comforted for her children, because they are no more.
16 Thus says the Lord: Keep your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears; for there is a reward for your work, says the Lord: they shall come back from the land of the enemy;
17 there is hope for your future, says the Lord: your children shall come back to their own country.
18 Indeed I heard Ephraim pleading: "You disciplined me, and I took the discipline; I was like a calf untrained. Bring me back, let me come back, for you are the Lord my God.
19 For after I had turned away I repented; and after I was discovered, I struck my thigh; I was ashamed, and I was dismayed because I bore the disgrace of my youth."
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