30 The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: 2 “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: eWrite in a book all the words that I have spoken to you. 3 fFor behold, days are coming, declares the Lord, gwhen I will restore hthe fortunes of my people, iIsrael and Judah, says the Lord, jand I will bring them back to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall take possession of it.”
4 These are the words that the Lord spoke concerning iIsrael and Judah:
kWhy then do I see every man
with his hands on his stomach klike a woman in labor?
lWhy has every face turned pale?
7 Alas! mThat day is so great
nthere is none like it;
8 “And it shall come to pass in that day, declares the Lord of hosts, that I will obreak his pyoke from off your neck, and I will oburst your bonds, qand foreigners shall no more make a servant of him.1 9 But they shall serve the Lord their God and rDavid their king, whom I will raise up for them.
for behold, sI will save you from far away,
uand your offspring from the land of their captivity.
sJacob shall return and have quiet and ease,
11 vFor I am with you to save you,
vI will make a full end of all the nations
xYour hurt is incurable,
yand your wound is grievous.
zno healing for you.
14 aAll your lovers have forgotten you;
for I have dealt you the blow of ban enemy,
the punishment cof a merciless foe,
dbecause your sins are flagrant.
15 xWhy do you cry out over your hurt?
xYour pain is incurable.
dbecause your sins are flagrant,
16 eTherefore all who devour you shall be devoured,
and fall your foes, every one of them, shall go into captivity;
gthose who plunder you shall be plundered,
hand all who prey on you I will make a prey.
and kyour wounds I will heal,
because lthey have called you an outcast:
l‘It is Zion, for whom no one cares!’
Behold, mI will restore the fortunes of the tents of Jacob
the city shall be rebuilt on nits mound,
19 oOut of them shall come songs of thanksgiving,
pI will multiply them, and they shall not be few;
20 qTheir children shall be as they were of old,
21 rTheir prince shall be one of themselves;
rtheir ruler shall come out from their midst;
sI will make him draw near, and he shall approach me,
tfor who would dare of himself to approach me?
22 uAnd you shall be my people,
24 xThe fierce anger of the Lord will not turn back
yIn the latter days you will understand this.