The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
Thus speaketh the LORD God of Israel, saying, Write thee all the words that I have
spoken unto thee in a book.
For, lo, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will bring again the captivity of my
people Israel and Judah, saith the LORD: and I will cause them to return to the land
that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.
And these are the words that the LORD spake concerning Israel and concerning
For thus saith the LORD; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of
Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every
man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into
Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of
Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will break
his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve
themselves of him:
But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up
Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the LORD; neither be dismayed, O
Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their
captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall
make him afraid.
For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee: though I make a full end of all
nations whither I have scattered thee, yet I will not make a full end of thee: but I
will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.
For thus saith the LORD, Thy bruise is incurable, and thy wound is grievous.
There is none to plead thy cause, that thou mayest be bound up: thou hast no
All thy lovers have forgotten thee; they seek thee not; for I have wounded thee
with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel one, for the multitude of
thine iniquity; because thy sins were increased.
Why criest thou for thine affliction? thy sorrow is incurable for the multitude of
thine iniquity: because thy sins were increased, I have done these things unto
Therefore all they that devour thee shall be devoured; and all thine adversaries,
every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil,
and all that prey upon thee will I give for a prey.
For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the
LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh
Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob’s
tents, and have mercy on his dwellingplaces; and the city shall be builded upon her own
heap, and the palace shall remain after the manner thereof.
And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry:
and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they
shall not be small.
Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be
established before me, and I will punish all that oppress them.
And their nobles shall be of themselves, and their governor shall proceed from the
midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto me: for
who is this that engaged his heart to approach unto me? saith the LORD.
And ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.
Behold, the whirlwind of the LORD goeth forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind: it
shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked.
The fierce anger of the LORD shall not return, until he hath done it, and until he
have performed the intents of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it.