1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying,
2 Thus speaketh the Lord God of Israel, saying, Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book.
3 For, lo, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will bring again the captivity of my people aIsrael and Judah, saith the Lord: and I will cause them to breturn to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.
4 ¶ And these are the words that the Lord spake concerning Israel and concerning Judah.
5 For thus saith the Lord; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace.
6 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 paleness?
7 Alas! for that aday 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.
9 But they shall serve the Lord their God, and aDavid their king, whom I will raise up unto them.
10 ¶ Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the Lord; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will asave 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.
11 For I am with thee, saith the Lord, to save thee: though I make a full aend of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.
12 For thus saith the Lord, aThy bruise is incurable, and thy wound is grievous.
13 There is none to plead thy cause, that thou mayest be bound up: thou hast no healing medicines.
14 All thy alovers have forgotten thee; they seek thee not; for I have bwounded thee with the cwound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a dcruel one, for the multitude of thine einiquity; because thy sins were increased.
16 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.
17 For I will restore ahealth 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 after.
18 ¶ Thus saith the Lord; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob’s tents, and have amercy on his dwellingplaces; and the city shall be builded upon her own heap, and bthe palace shall remain after the manner thereof.
20 Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established before me, and I will punish all that oppress them.
21 And their nobles shall be of athemselves, and their governor shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause him to bdraw near, and he shall approach unto me: for who is this that engaged his heart to approach unto me? saith the Lord.
22 And ye shall be my apeople, and I will be your God.