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Jeremiah 28:1
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The False Prophet Hananiah

In the fifth month of that same year, the fourth year, early in the reign of Zedekiah(a) king of Judah, the prophet Hananiah son of Azzur, who was from Gibeon,(b) said to me in the house of the Lord in the presence of the priests and all the people:
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Jeremiah 28:2
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"This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ‘I will break the yoke(c) of the king of Babylon.
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Jeremiah 28:3
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Within two years I will bring back to this place all the articles(d) of the Lord 's house that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon removed from here and took to Babylon.
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Jeremiah 28:4
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I will also bring back to this place Jehoiachin[a](e) son of Jehoiakim king of Judah and all the other exiles from Judah who went to Babylon,' declares the Lord , ‘for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.'"(f)
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Jeremiah 28:5
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Then the prophet Jeremiah replied to the prophet Hananiah before the priests and all the people who were standing in the house of the Lord .
Jeremiah 28:6
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He said, "Amen! May the Lord do so! May the Lord fulfill the words you have prophesied by bringing the articles of the Lord 's house and all the exiles back to this place from Babylon.(g)
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Jeremiah 28:7
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Nevertheless, listen to what I have to say in your hearing and in the hearing of all the people:
Jeremiah 28:8
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From early times the prophets who preceded you and me have prophesied war, disaster and plague(h) against many countries and great kingdoms.
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Jeremiah 28:9
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But the prophet who prophesies peace will be recognized as one truly sent by the Lord only if his prediction comes true.(i)"
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Jeremiah 28:10
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Then the prophet Hananiah took the yoke(j) off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah and broke it,
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Jeremiah 28:11
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and he said(k) before all the people, "This is what the Lord says: ‘In the same way I will break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon off the neck of all the nations within two years.'" At this, the prophet Jeremiah went on his way.
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Jeremiah 28:12
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After the prophet Hananiah had broken the yoke off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah:
Jeremiah 28:13
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"Go and tell Hananiah, ‘This is what the Lord says: You have broken a wooden yoke, but in its place you will get a yoke of iron.
Jeremiah 28:14
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This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: I will put an iron yoke(l) on the necks of all these nations to make them serve(m) Nebuchadnezzar(n) king of Babylon, and they will serve him. I will even give him control over the wild animals.(o)'"
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Jeremiah 28:15
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Then the prophet Jeremiah said to Hananiah the prophet, "Listen, Hananiah! The Lord has not sent(p) you, yet you have persuaded this nation to trust in lies.(q)
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Jeremiah 28:16
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Therefore this is what the Lord says: ‘I am about to remove you from the face of the earth.(r) This very year you are going to die,(s) because you have preached rebellion(t) against the Lord .'"
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Jeremiah 28:17
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In the seventh month of that same year, Hananiah the prophet died.(u)
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Jeremiah 29:1
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A Letter to the Exiles

This is the text of the letter(a) that the prophet Jeremiah sent from Jerusalem to the surviving elders among the exiles and to the priests, the prophets and all the other people Nebuchadnezzar had carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon.(b)
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Jeremiah 29:2
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(This was after King Jehoiachin[a](c) and the queen mother,(d) the court officials and the leaders of Judah and Jerusalem, the skilled workers and the artisans had gone into exile from Jerusalem.)
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Jeremiah 29:3
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He entrusted the letter to Elasah son of Shaphan and to Gemariah son of Hilkiah, whom Zedekiah king of Judah sent to King Nebuchadnezzar in Babylon. It said:
Jeremiah 29:4
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This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says to all those I carried(e) into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon:
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Jeremiah 29:5
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"Build(f) houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce.
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Jeremiah 29:6
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Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease.(g)
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Jeremiah 29:7
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Also, seek(h) the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray(i) to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper."
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Jeremiah 29:8
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Yes, this is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: "Do not let the prophets(j) and diviners among you deceive(k) you. Do not listen to the dreams(l) you encourage them to have.(m)
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Jeremiah 29:9
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They are prophesying lies(n) to you in my name. I have not sent(o) them," declares the Lord .
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Jeremiah 29:10
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This is what the Lord says: "When seventy years(p) are completed for Babylon, I will come to you(q) and fulfill my good promise(r) to bring you back(s) to this place.
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Jeremiah 29:11
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For I know the plans(t) I have for you," declares the Lord , "plans to prosper(u) you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.(v)
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Jeremiah 29:12
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Then you will call(w) on me and come and pray(x) to me, and I will listen(y) to you.
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Jeremiah 29:13
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You will seek(z) me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.(aa)
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Jeremiah 29:14
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I will be found by you," declares the Lord , "and will bring you back(ab) from captivity.[b] I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you," declares the Lord , "and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile."(ac)
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Jeremiah 29:15
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You may say, "The Lord has raised up prophets for us in Babylon,"
Jeremiah 29:16
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but this is what the Lord says about the king who sits on David's throne and all the people who remain in this city, your fellow citizens who did not go with you into exile—
Jeremiah 29:17
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yes, this is what the Lord Almighty says: "I will send the sword, famine and plague(ad) against them and I will make them like figs(ae) that are so bad they cannot be eaten.
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Jeremiah 29:18
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I will pursue them with the sword, famine and plague and will make them abhorrent(af) to all the kingdoms of the earth, a curse[c](ag) and an object of horror,(ah) of scorn(ai) and reproach, among all the nations where I drive them.
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Jeremiah 29:19
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For they have not listened to my words,"(aj) declares the Lord , "words that I sent to them again and again(ak) by my servants the prophets.(al) And you exiles have not listened either," declares the Lord .
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Jeremiah 29:20
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Therefore, hear the word of the Lord , all you exiles whom I have sent(am) away from Jerusalem to Babylon.
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Jeremiah 29:21
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This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says about Ahab son of Kolaiah and Zedekiah son of Maaseiah, who are prophesying lies(an) to you in my name: "I will deliver them into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and he will put them to death before your very eyes.
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Jeremiah 29:22
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Because of them, all the exiles from Judah who are in Babylon will use this curse: ‘May the Lord treat you like Zedekiah and Ahab, whom the king of Babylon burned(ao) in the fire.'
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Jeremiah 29:23
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For they have done outrageous things in Israel; they have committed adultery(ap) with their neighbors' wives, and in my name they have uttered lies—which I did not authorize. I know(aq) it and am a witness(ar) to it," declares the Lord .
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Jeremiah 29:24
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Tell Shemaiah the Nehelamite,
Jeremiah 29:25
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"This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: You sent letters in your own name to all the people in Jerusalem, to the priest Zephaniah(as) son of Maaseiah, and to all the other priests. You said to Zephaniah,
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Jeremiah 29:26
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‘The Lord has appointed you priest in place of Jehoiada to be in charge of the house of the Lord ; you should put any maniac(at) who acts like a prophet into the stocks(au) and neck-irons.
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Jeremiah 29:27
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So why have you not reprimanded Jeremiah from Anathoth, who poses as a prophet among you?
Jeremiah 29:28
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He has sent this message(av) to us in Babylon: It will be a long time.(aw) Therefore build(ax) houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce.'"
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Jeremiah 29:29
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Zephaniah(ay) the priest, however, read the letter to Jeremiah the prophet.
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Jeremiah 29:30
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Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah:
Jeremiah 29:31
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"Send this message to all the exiles: ‘This is what the Lord says about Shemaiah(az) the Nehelamite: Because Shemaiah has prophesied to you, even though I did not send(ba) him, and has persuaded you to trust in lies,
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Jeremiah 29:32
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this is what the Lord says: I will surely punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite and his descendants.(bb) He will have no one left among this people, nor will he see the good(bc) things I will do for my people, declares the Lord , because he has preached rebellion(bd) against me.'"
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Jeremiah 30:1
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Restoration of Israel

This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord :
Jeremiah 30:2
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"This is what the Lord , the God of Israel, says: ‘Write(a) in a book all the words I have spoken to you.
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Jeremiah 30:3
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The days(b) are coming,' declares the Lord , ‘when I will bring(c) my people Israel and Judah back from captivity[a] and restore(d) them to the land I gave their ancestors to possess,' says the Lord ."
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Jeremiah 30:4
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These are the words the Lord spoke concerning Israel and Judah:
Jeremiah 30:5
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"This is what the Lord says: "‘Cries of fear(e) are heard— terror, not peace.
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Jeremiah 30:6
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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,(f) every face turned deathly pale?(g)
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Jeremiah 30:7
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How awful that day(h) will be! No other will be like it. It will be a time of trouble(i) for Jacob, but he will be saved(j) out of it.
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Jeremiah 30:8
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"‘In that day,' declares the Lord Almighty, ‘I will break the yoke(k) off their necks and will tear off their bonds;(l) no longer will foreigners enslave them.(m)
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Jeremiah 30:9
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Instead, they will serve the Lord their God and David(n) their king,(o) whom I will raise up for them.
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Jeremiah 30:10
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"‘So do not be afraid,(p) Jacob my servant;(q) do not be dismayed, Israel,' declares the Lord . ‘I will surely save(r) you out of a distant place, your descendants from the land of their exile. Jacob will again have peace and security,(s) and no one will make him afraid.(t)
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Jeremiah 30:11
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I am with you(u) and will save you,' declares the Lord . ‘Though I completely destroy all the nations among which I scatter you, I will not completely destroy(v) you. I will discipline(w) you but only in due measure; I will not let you go entirely unpunished.'(x)
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Jeremiah 30:12
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"This is what the Lord says: "‘Your wound(y) is incurable, your injury beyond healing.(z)
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Jeremiah 30:13
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There is no one to plead your cause,(aa) no remedy for your sore, no healing(ab) for you.
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Jeremiah 30:14
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All your allies(ac) have forgotten you; they care nothing for you. I have struck you as an enemy(ad) would and punished you as would the cruel,(ae) because your guilt is so great and your sins(af) so many.
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Jeremiah 30:15
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Why do you cry out over your wound, your pain that has no cure?(ag) Because of your great guilt and many sins I have done these things to you.(ah)
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Jeremiah 30:16
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"‘But all who devour(ai) you will be devoured; all your enemies will go into exile.(aj) Those who plunder(ak) you will be plundered; all who make spoil of you I will despoil.
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Jeremiah 30:17
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But I will restore you to health and heal(al) your wounds,' declares the Lord , ‘because you are called an outcast,(am) Zion for whom no one cares.'(an)
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Jeremiah 30:18
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"This is what the Lord says: "‘I will restore the fortunes(ao) of Jacob's tents(ap) and have compassion(aq) on his dwellings; the city will be rebuilt(ar) on her ruins, and the palace will stand in its proper place.
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Jeremiah 30:19
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From them will come songs(as) of thanksgiving(at) and the sound of rejoicing.(au) I will add to their numbers,(av) and they will not be decreased; I will bring them honor,(aw) and they will not be disdained.
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Jeremiah 30:20
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Their children(ax) will be as in days of old, and their community will be established(ay) before me; I will punish(az) all who oppress them.
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Jeremiah 30:21
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Their leader(ba) will be one of their own; their ruler will arise from among them.(bb) I will bring him near(bc) and he will come close to me— for who is he who will devote himself to be close to me?' declares the Lord .
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Jeremiah 30:22
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"‘So you will be my people,(bd) and I will be your God.(be)'"
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Jeremiah 30:23
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See, the storm(bf) of the Lord will burst out in wrath, a driving wind swirling down on the heads of the wicked.
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Jeremiah 30:24
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The fierce anger(bg) of the Lord will not turn back(bh) until he fully accomplishes the purposes of his heart. In days to come you will understand(bi) this.
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Jeremiah 31:1
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"At that time," declares the Lord , "I will be the God(a) of all the families of Israel, and they will be my people."
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Jeremiah 31:2
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This is what the Lord says: "The people who survive the sword will find favor(b) in the wilderness; I will come to give rest(c) to Israel."
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Jeremiah 31:3
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The Lord appeared to us in the past,[a] saying: "I have loved(d) you with an everlasting love; I have drawn(e) you with unfailing kindness.
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Jeremiah 31:4
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I will build you up again, and you, Virgin(f) Israel, will be rebuilt.(g) Again you will take up your timbrels(h) and go out to dance(i) with the joyful.(j)
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Jeremiah 31:5
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Again you will plant(k) vineyards on the hills of Samaria;(l) the farmers will plant them and enjoy their fruit.(m)
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Jeremiah 31:6
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There will be a day when watchmen(n) cry out on the hills of Ephraim, ‘Come, let us go up to Zion, to the Lord our God.'"(o)
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Jeremiah 31:7
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This is what the Lord says: "Sing(p) with joy for Jacob; shout for the foremost(q) of the nations. Make your praises heard, and say, ‘ Lord , save(r) your people, the remnant(s) of Israel.'
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Jeremiah 31:8
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See, I will bring them from the land of the north(t) and gather(u) them from the ends of the earth. Among them will be the blind(v) and the lame,(w) expectant mothers and women in labor; a great throng will return.
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Jeremiah 31:9
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They will come with weeping;(x) they will pray as I bring them back. I will lead(y) them beside streams of water(z) on a level(aa) path where they will not stumble, because I am Israel's father,(ab) and Ephraim is my firstborn son.
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Jeremiah 31:10
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"Hear the word of the Lord , you nations; proclaim it in distant coastlands:(ac) ‘He who scattered(ad) Israel will gather(ae) them and will watch over his flock like a shepherd.'(af)
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Jeremiah 31:11
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For the Lord will deliver Jacob and redeem(ag) them from the hand of those stronger(ah) than they.
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Jeremiah 31:12
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They will come and shout for joy(ai) on the heights(aj) of Zion; they will rejoice in the bounty(ak) of the Lord — the grain, the new wine and the olive oil,(al) the young of the flocks(am) and herds. They will be like a well-watered garden,(an) and they will sorrow(ao) no more.
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Jeremiah 31:13
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Then young women will dance and be glad, young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning(ap) into gladness; I will give them comfort(aq) and joy(ar) instead of sorrow.
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Jeremiah 31:14
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I will satisfy(as) the priests(at) with abundance, and my people will be filled with my bounty,(au)" declares the Lord .
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Jeremiah 31:15
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This is what the Lord says: "A voice is heard in Ramah,(av) mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted,(aw) because they are no more."(ax)
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Jeremiah 31:16
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This is what the Lord says: "Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears,(ay) for your work will be rewarded,(az)" declares the Lord . "They will return(ba) from the land of the enemy.
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Jeremiah 31:17
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So there is hope(bb) for your descendants," declares the Lord . "Your children(bc) will return to their own land.
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Jeremiah 31:18
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"I have surely heard Ephraim's moaning: ‘You disciplined(bd) me like an unruly calf,(be) and I have been disciplined. Restore(bf) me, and I will return, because you are the Lord my God.
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Jeremiah 31:19
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After I strayed,(bg) I repented; after I came to understand, I beat(bh) my breast. I was ashamed(bi) and humiliated because I bore the disgrace of my youth.'(bj)
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Jeremiah 31:20
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Is not Ephraim my dear son, the child(bk) in whom I delight? Though I often speak against him, I still remember(bl) him. Therefore my heart yearns for him; I have great compassion(bm) for him," declares the Lord .
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