The Prophets of The Exile
(Category 10 of 16)
Restoration of Israel and
1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
2 “Thus speaks the LORD God of Israel, saying: ‘Write in a book for yourself all the words that I have spoken to you.
3 ‘For behold, the days are coming,’ says the LORD, ‘that aI will bring back from captivity My people Israel and ,’ says the LORD. b‘And I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.’ ”
4 Now these are the words that the LORD spoke concerning Israel and .
5 “For thus says the LORD:
‘We have heard a voice of trembling, Of 1fear, and not of peace.
6 Ask now, and see, Whether a 1man is ever in 2labor with child? So why do I see every man with his hands on his aLike a woman in labor, And all faces turned pale?
7 aAlas! For that day is great, bSo that none is like it; And it is the time of Jacob’s trouble, But he shall be saved out of it.
8 ‘For it shall come to pass in that day,’ Says the LORD of hosts, ‘That I will break his yoke from your neck, And will burst your bonds; Foreigners shall no more enslave them.
9 But they shall serve the LORD their God, And aDavid their king, Whom I will braise up for them.
10 ‘Therefore ado not fear, O My servant Jacob,’ says the LORD, ‘Nor be dismayed, O Israel; For behold, I will save you from afar, And your seed bfrom the land of their captivity.
CHAPTER 30 References
3 aPs. 53:6;
6 aJer. 4:31;
6:24 1Lit. male
can give birth
7 a[Is. 2:12];
Hos. 1:11; Joel
9 aIs. 55:3;
37:24; Hos. 3:5
13:23] 10 aIs. 41:13;
43:5; 44:2; Jer.
46:27, 28 bJer.
11 a[Is. 43:2–5] bAmos 9:8
46:27, 28 dPs.
6:1; Is. 27:8;
12 a2 Chr.
13 aJer. 8:22
14 aJer. 22:20,
22; Lam. 1:2
15 aJer. 15:18
16 aEx. 23:22;
Is. 41:11; Jer.
10:25 bIs. 14:2;
Joel 3:8 dIs.
39:10 eJer. 2:3
17 aEx. 15:26;
Ps. 107:20; Is.
18 aPs. 102:13
19 aPs. 126:1,
2; Is. 51:11;
Jacob shall return, have rest and be quiet, And no one shall make him afraid.
11 For I am with ayou,’ says the LORD, ‘to save you; bThough I make a full end of all nations where I have scattered you, cYet I will not make a complete end of you. But I will correct you din justice, And will not let you go altogether unpunished.’
12 “For thus says the LORD:
a‘Your affliction is incurable, Your wound is severe.
13 There is no one to plead your cause, That you may be bound up; aYou have no healing medicines.
14 aAll your lovers have forgotten you; They do not seek you; For I have wounded you with the wound bof an enemy, With the chastisement cof a cruel one, For the multitude of your iniquities, dBecause your sins have increased.
15 Why ado you cry about your affliction? Your sorrow is incurable. Because of the multitude of your iniquities, Because your sins have increased, I have done these things to you.
16 ‘Therefore all those who devour you ashall be devoured; And all your adversaries, every one of them, shall go into bcaptivity; Those who plunder you shall become cplunder, And all who prey upon you I will make a dprey.
17 aFor I will restore health to you And heal you of your wounds,’ says the LORD, ‘Because they called you an outcast saying: “This is Zion; No one seeks her.” ’
18 “Thus says the LORD:
‘Behold, I will bring back the captivity of Jacob’s tents, And ahave mercy on his dwelling places; The city shall be built upon its own 1mound, And the palace shall remain according to its own plan.
19 Then aout of them shall proceed thanksgiving
And the voice of those who make merry; bI will multiply them, and they shall not diminish; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.
20 Their children also shall be aas before, And their congregation shall be established before Me; And I will punish all who oppress them.
21 Their nobles shall be from among them, aAnd their governor shall come from their midst; Then I will bcause him to draw near, And he shall approach Me; For who is this who pledged his heart to approach Me?’ says the LORD.
22 ‘You shall be aMy people, And I will be your God.’ ”
23 Behold, the awhirlwind of the LORD Goes forth with fury, A 1continuing whirlwind; It will fall violently on the head of the wicked. 24 The fierce anger of the LORD will not return until He has done it, And until He has performed the intents of His heart.
aIn the latter days you will consider it.
The Remnant of Israel Saved
1 “At athe same time,” says the LORD, b“I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be My people.”
2 Thus says the LORD:
“The people who survived the sword Found grace in the wilderness— Israel, when aI went to give him rest.”
3 The LORD has appeared 1of old to me, saying: “Yes, aI have loved you with ban everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have cdrawn you.
4 Again aI will build you, and you shall be rebuilt, O virgin of Israel! You shall again be adorned with your btambourines, And shall go forth in the dances of those who rejoice.
5 aYou shall yet plant vines on the mountains of ; The planters shall plant and 1eat them as ordinary food.
6 For there shall be a day
20 aIs. 1:26
21 aGen. 49:10
22 aEx. 6:7;
23 aJer. 23:19,
20; 25:32 1Or
24 aGen. 49:1
CHAPTER 31 References
1 aJer. 30:24
2 aEx. 33:14;
Josh. 1:13; Ps.
3 aDeut. 4:37;
7:8; Mal. 1:2
bIs. 43:4; Rom.
11:4 1Lit. from
4 aJer. 33:7
5 aPs. 107:37;
them as common
6 a[Is. 2:3; Jer.
31:12; 50:4, 5;
Mic. 4:2] 7 aIs. 12:5, 6
8 aJer. 3:12, 18;
30:4; Is. 43:6;
9 a[Ps. 126:5;
Jer. 50:4] bIs.
49:10, 11 cEx.
10 aIs. 40:11;
11 aIs. 44:23;
3:5 cIs. 58:11
21:4] 14 1Fill to the
When the watchmen will cry on Mount Ephraim, a‘Arise, and let us go up to Zion, To the LORD our God.’ ”
7 For thus says the LORD:
a“Sing with gladness for Jacob, And shout among the chief of the nations; Proclaim, give praise, and say, ‘O LORD, save Your people, The remnant of Israel!’
8 Behold, I will bring them afrom the north country, And bgather them from the ends of the earth, Among them the blind and the lame, The woman with child And the one who labors with child, together; A great throng shall return there.
9 aThey shall come with weeping, And with supplications I will lead them. I will cause them to walk bby the rivers of waters, In a straight way in which they shall not stumble; For I am a Father to Israel, And Ephraim is My cfirstborn.
10 “Hear the word of the LORD, O nations, And declare it in the 1isles afar off, and say, ‘He who scattered Israel awill gather him, And keep him as a shepherd does his flock.’
11 For athe LORD has redeemed Jacob, And ransomed him bfrom the hand of one stronger than he.
12 Therefore they shall come and sing in athe height of Zion, Streaming to bthe goodness of the LORD— For wheat and new wine and oil, For the young of the flock and the herd; Their souls shall be like a cwell-watered garden, dAnd they shall sorrow no more at all.
13 “Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, And the young men and the old, together; For I will turn their mourning to joy, Will comfort them, And make them rejoice rather than sorrow.
14 I will 1satiate the soul of the priests with abundance, And My people shall be
satisfied with My goodness, says the LORD.”
Mercy on Ephraim
15 Thus says the LORD:
a“A voice was heard in bRamah, Lamentation and bitter cweeping, Rachel weeping for her children, Refusing to be comforted for her children, Because dthey are no more.”
16 Thus says the LORD:
“Refrain your voice from aweeping, And your eyes from tears; For your work shall be rewarded, says the LORD, And they shall come back from the land of the enemy.
17 There is ahope in your future, says the LORD, That your children shall come back to their own border.
18 “I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself: ‘You have achastised me, and I was chastised, Like an untrained bull; bRestore me, and I will return, For You are the LORD my God.
19 Surely, aafter my turning, I repented; And after I was instructed, I struck myself on the thigh; I was bashamed, yes, even humiliated, Because I bore the reproach of my youth.’
20 Is Ephraim My dear son? Is he a pleasant child? For though I spoke against him, I earnestly remember him still; aTherefore My 1heart yearns for him; bI will surely have mercy on him, says the LORD.
21 “Set up signposts, Make landmarks; aSet your heart toward the highway, The way in which you went. 1Turn back, O virgin of Israel, Turn back to these your cities.
22 How long will you agad about, O you bbacksliding daughter? For the LORD has created a new thing in the earth— A woman shall encompass a man.”
Future Prosperity of
23 Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: “They shall again use this speech in the land ofand in its cities, when I bring back their captivity: a‘The LORD bless you, O
15 aMatt. 2:17,
16 a[Is. 25:8;
30:19] 17 aJer. 29:11
18 aPs. 94:12
19 aDeut. 30:2
20 aIs. 63:15
b[Hos. 14:4] 1Lit. inward
21 aJer. 50:5
22 aJer. 2:18,
23, 36 bJer.
3:6, 8, 11, 12,
23 aIs. 1:26
b[Zech. 8:3] 24 aJer. 33:12
25 1fully satisfied
26 aProv. 3:24
28 aJer. 44:27
bJer. 1:10; 18:7
29 aEzek. 18:2,
30 a[Gal. 6:5,
7] 31 aHeb. 8:8–
12; 10:16, 17
32 aDeut. 1:31
1So with MT,
Syr. and I
33 aJer. 32:40
bPs. 40:8 cJer.
34 a[John 6:45] b[Rom. 11:27] 35 aGen. 1:14–
18 bIs. 51:15
home of justice, and bmountain of holiness!’
24 “And there shall dwell in itself, and ain all its cities together, farmers and those going out with flocks.
25 “For I have 1satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.”
26 After this I awoke and looked around, and my sleep was asweet to me.
27 “Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, that aI will sow the house of Israel and the house of with the seed of man and the seed of beast.
28 “And it shall come to pass, that as I have awatched over them bto pluck up, to break down, to throw down, to destroy, and to afflict, so I will watch over them cto build and to plant, says the LORD.
29 a“In those days they shall say no more:
‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes, And the children’s teeth are set on edge.’
30 a“But every one shall die for his own iniquity; every man who eats the sour grapes, his teeth shall be set on edge.
A New Covenant
31 “Behold, the adays are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of
32 “not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that aI took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, 1though I was a husband to them, says the LORD.
33 a“But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: bI will put My law in their minds, and write it on their 1hearts; cand I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
34 “No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for athey all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the LORD. For bI will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”
35 Thus says the LORD, aWho gives the sun for a light by day, The ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night, Who disturbs bthe sea, And its waves roar c(The LORD of hosts is His name):
36 “If athose ordinances depart From before Me, says the LORD, Then the seed of Israel shall also cease From being a nation before Me forever.”
37 Thus says the LORD:
a“If heaven above can be measured, And the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also bcast off all the seed of Israel For all that they have done, says the LORD.
38 “Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, that the city shall be built for the LORD afrom the Tower of Hananel to the Corner Gate.
39 a“The surveyor’s line shall again extend straight forward over the hill Gareb; then it shall turn toward Goath.
40 “And the whole valley of the dead bodies and of the ashes, and all the fields as far as the Brook Kidron, ato the corner of the Horse Gate toward the east, bshall be holy to the LORD. It shall not be plucked up or thrown down anymore forever.”
Jeremiah Buys a Field
1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD ain the tenth year of Zedekiah king of
2 For then the king of ’s army besieged Jerusalem, and Jeremiah the prophet was shut up ain the court of the prison,which was in the king of ’s house.
3 For Zedekiah king of had shut him up, saying, “Why do you aprophesy and say, ‘Thus says the LORD: b“Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the king of , and he shall take it;
4 “and Zedekiah king of ashall not escape from the hand of the Chaldeans, but shall surely be delivered into the hand of the king of , and shall speak with him 1face to face, and see him beye to eye;
5 “then he shall alead Zedekiah to , and there he shall be buntil I visit him,” says the LORD; c“though you fight with the Chaldeans, you shall not succeed” ’?”
6 And Jeremiah said, “The word of the LORD came to me, saying,
7 ‘Behold, Hanamel the son of Shallum your uncle will come to you, saying, “Buy my field which is in Anathoth, for the aright of redemption is yours to buy it.” ’
8 “Then Hanamel my uncle’s son came to me in the court of the prison according to the word of the LORD,
36 aPs. 148:6
37 aJer. 33:22
26, 27] 38 aZech.
39 aZech. 2:1,
40 aNeh. 3:28
CHAPTER 32 References
1 aJer. 39:1, 2
2 aJer. 33:1;
3 aJer. 26:8, 9
4 aJer. 34:3;
39:5; 52:9 bJer.
5 aEzek. 12:12,
13 bJer. 27:22
cJer. 21:4; 33:5
7 aRuth 4:4
9 aZech. 11:12
10 1Lit. book
12 aJer. 36:4
13 aJer. 36:4
15 a[Jer. 31:5,
12, 14] 17 a2 Kin.
18 aDeut. 5:9,
10 b[Is. 9:6] cJer. 10:16
19 aIs. 28:29
20 aIs. 63:12
21 aEx. 6:6
and said to me, ‘Please buy my field that is in Anathoth, which is in the country of Benjamin; for the right of inheritance is yours, and the redemption yours; buy it for yourself.’ Then I knew that this was the word of the LORD.
9 “So I bought the field from Hanamel, the son of my uncle who was in Anathoth, and aweighed out to him the money—seventeen shekels of silver.
10 “And I signed the 1deed and sealed it, took witnesses, and weighed the money on the scales.
11 “So I took the purchase deed, both that which was sealed according to the law and custom, and that which was open;
12 “and I gave the purchase deed to aBaruch the son of Neriah, son of Mahseiah, in the presence of Hanamel my uncle’s son, and in the presence of the bwitnesses who signed the purchase deed, before all the Jews who sat in the court of the prison.
13 “Then I charged aBaruch before them, saying,
14 ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: “Take these deeds, both this purchase deed which is sealed and this deed which is open, and put them in an earthen vessel, that they may last many days.”
15 ‘For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: “Houses and fields and vineyards shall be apossessed again in this land.” ’
Jeremiah Prays for Understanding
16 “Now when I had delivered the purchase deed to Baruch the son of Neriah, I prayed to the LORD, saying:
17 ‘Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, aYou have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. bThere is nothing too 1hard for You.
18 ‘You show alovingkindness to thousands, and repay the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them—the Great, bthe Mighty God, whose name is cthe LORD of hosts.
19 ‘You are agreat in counsel and mighty in 1work, for Your beyes are open to all the ways of the sons of men, cto give everyone according to his ways and according to the fruit of his doings.
20 ‘You have set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, to this day, and in Israel and among other men; and You have made Yourself aa name, as it is this day.
21 ‘You ahave brought Your people Israel out of the land of Egypt with signs and wonders, with a strong hand and an outstretched arm, and with great terror;
22 ‘You have given them this land, of which You swore to their fathers
to give them—a“a land flowing with milk and honey.”
23 ‘And they came in and took possession of it, but athey have not obeyed Your voice or walked in Your law. They have done nothing of all that You commanded them to do; therefore You have caused all this calamity to come upon them.
24 ‘Look, the siege mounds! They have come to the city to take it; and the city has been given into the hand of the Chaldeans who fight against it, because of athe sword and famine and pestilence. What You have spoken has happened; there You see it!
25 ‘And You have said to me, O Lord GOD, “Buy the field for money, and take witnesses”!—yet the city has been given into the hand of the Chaldeans.’ ”
God’s Assurance of the People’s Return
26 Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying,
27 “Behold, I am the LORD, the aGod of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?
28 “Therefore thus says the LORD: ‘Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the Chaldeans, into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of , and he shall take it.
29 ‘And the Chaldeans who fight against this city shall come and aset fire to this city and burn it, with the houses bon whose roofs they have offered to Baal and poured out drink offerings to other gods, to provoke Me to anger;
30 ‘because the children of Israel and the children of ahave done only evil before Me from their youth. For the children of Israel have provoked Me only to anger with the work of their hands,’ says the LORD.
31 ‘For this city has been to Me a provocation of My anger and My fury from the day that they built it, even to this day; aso I will remove it from before My face
32 ‘because of all the evil of the children of Israel and the children of , which they have done to provoke Me to anger—athey, their kings, their princes, their priests, btheir prophets, the men of , and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
33 ‘And they have turned to Me the aback, and not the face; though I taught them, brising up early and teaching them, yet they have not listened to receive instruction.
34 ‘But they aset their abominations in 1the house which is called by My name, to defile it.
35 ‘And they built the high places of Baal which are in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to acause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire to b , cwhich I did not command them, nor did it
22 aEx. 3:8, 17
23 a[Neh. 9:26] 24 aJer. 14:12
16:22] 29 a2 Chr.
30 aJer. 2:7;
31 a2 Kin.
32 aDan. 9:8
33 aJer. 2:27;
7:24 bJer. 7:13
35 aJer. 7:31;
37 aDeut. 30:3
38 a[Jer. 24:7;
30:22; 31:33] 39 a[Ezek.
11:19] 40 aIs. 55:3
b[Jer. 31:33] 41 aDeut. 30:9
42 aJer. 31:28
43 aJer. 33:10
44 aJer. 17:26
bJer. 33:7, 11
come into My mind that they should do this abomination, to cause
36 “Now therefore, thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning this city of which you say, ‘It shall be delivered into the hand of the king of by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence’:
37 ‘Behold, I will agather them out of all countries where I have driven them in My anger, in My fury, and in great wrath; I will bring them back to this place, and I will cause them bto dwell safely.
38 ‘They shall be aMy people, and I will be their God;
39 ‘then I will agive them one heart and one way, that they may fear Me forever, for the good of them and their children after them.
40 ‘And aI will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from doing them good; but bI will put My fear in their hearts so that they will not depart from Me.
41 ‘Yes, aI will rejoice over them to do them good, and bI will 1assuredly plant them in this land, with all My heart and with all My soul.’
42 “For thus says the LORD: a‘Just as I have brought all this great calamity on this people, so I will bring on them all the good that I have promised them.
43 ‘And fields will be bought in this land aof which you say, “It is desolate, without man or beast; it has been given into the hand of the Chaldeans.”
44 ‘Men will buy fields for money, sign deeds and seal them, and take witnesses, in athe land of Benjamin, in the places around Jerusalem, in the cities of , in the cities of the mountains, in the cities of the 1lowland, and in the cities of the 2South; for bI will cause their captives to return,’ says the LORD.”
Joy in the Salvation of the LORD
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
1 THE king shall have joy in Your strength, O LORD; And in Your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!
2 You have given him his heart’s desire, And have not withheld the arequest of his lips. Selah
3 For You meet him with the blessings of goodness; You set a crown of pure gold upon his head.
4 aHe asked life from You, and You gave it to him— Length of days forever and ever.
5 His glory is great in Your salvation; Honor and majesty You have placed upon him.
6 For You have made him most blessed forever; aYou have made him 1exceedingly glad with Your presence.
PSALM 21 References
2 a2 Sam.
4 aPs. 61:5, 6;
6 aPs. 16:11;
45:7 1Lit. joyful
10 1Lit. seed
11 aPs. 2:1–4
8 Your hand will find all Your enemies; Your right hand will find those who hate You.
9 You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of Your anger; The LORD shall them up in His wrath, And the fire shall devour them.
10 Their offspring You shall destroy from the earth, And their 1descendants from among the sons of men.
11 For they intended evil against You; They devised a plot which they are not able to aperform.
12 Therefore You will make them turn their back; You will make ready Your arrows on Your string toward their faces.
13 Be exalted, O LORD, in Your own strength! We will sing and praise Your power.
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