God sheweth Jeremiah the return of the Jews.
Jeremiah 30:1 The word that came to Ieremiah from the LORD, saying, Jeremiah 30:2 Thus speaketh the LORD God of Israel, saying; Write thee all the wordes that I haue spoken vnto thee, in a booke. Jeremiah 30:3 For loe, the dayes come, saith the LORD, that I will bring againe the captiuitie of my people Israel and Iudah, saith the LORD, and I wil cause them to returne to the land, that I gaue to their fathers, and they shall possesse it.
After their trouble they shall have deliverance.
Jeremiah 30:4 And these [are] the words that the LORD spake concerning Israel, and concerning Iudah. Jeremiah 30:5 For thus sayth the LORD, Wee haue heard a voice of trembling, of feare, and not of peace. Jeremiah 30:6 Aske yee now and see whether a man doeth trauaile with child? Wherefore doe I see euery man with his handes on his loynes, as a woman in trauaile, and all faces are turned into palenesse? Jeremiah 30:7 Alas, for that day [is] great, so that none [is] like it: it [is] euen the time of Iacobs trouble, but he shall be saued out of it. Jeremiah 30:8 For it shall come to passe in that day, saith the LORD of hostes, [that] I will breake his yoke from off thy necke, and will burst thy bondes, and strangers shall no more serue themselues of him. Jeremiah 30:9 But they shall serue the LORD their God, and Dauid their King whom I will raise vp vnto them.
He comforteth Jacob.
Jeremiah 30:10 Therefore feare thou not, O my seruant Iacob, saith the LORD, neither be dismayed, O Israel; for loe, I will saue thee from afarre, and thy seede from the land of their captiuitie, and Iacob shall returne, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make [him] afraid. Jeremiah 30:11 For I [am] with thee, sayeth the LORD, to saue thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I haue scattered thee, yet will I not make a full ende of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leaue thee altogether vnpunished. Jeremiah 30:12 For thus saith the LORD, Thy bruise is incurable, [and] thy wound [is] grieuous. Jeremiah 30:13 There is none to pleade thy cause, that thou mayest bee bonnd vp: thou hast no healing medicines. Jeremiah 30:14 All thy louers haue forgotten thee: they seeke thee not, for I haue wounded thee with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruell one, for the multitude of thine iniquitie: [because] thy sinnes were increased. Jeremiah 30:15 Why cryest thou for thine affliction? thy sorrow is incurable, for the multitude of thine iniquitie: [because] thy sinnes were increased, I haue done these things vnto thee. Jeremiah 30:16 Therefore all they that deuoure thee shalbe deuoured, and all thine aduersaries euery one of them shall goe into captiuitie: and they that spoile thee shall be a spoile, and all that pray vpon thee, will I giue for a pray. Jeremiah 30:17 For I will restore health vnto thee, and I will heale thee of thy wounds, sayth the LORD, because they called thee an outcast, [saying]; This [is] Zion whom no man seeketh after.
Their return shall be gracious.
Jeremiah 30:18 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring againe the captiuitie of Iacobs tents, and haue mercie on his dwelling places: and the citie shall be builded vpon her owne heape, and the palace shall remaine after the manner thereof. Jeremiah 30:19 And out of them shall proceede thankesgiuing, and the voice of them that make merry; and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few: I will also glorifie them, and they shall not be small. Jeremiah 30:20 Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shalbe established before me, and I will punish all that oppresse them. Jeremiah 30:21 And their nobles shall be of themselues, and their gouernour shall proceede from the middest of them, and I will cause him to draw neere, and hee shall approch vnto me: for who is this [that] engaged his heart to approch vnto me, sayth the LORD? Jeremiah 30:22 And yee shall be my people, and I will be your God.
Wrath shall fall on the wicked.
Jeremiah 30:23 Behold, the whirlewinde of the LORD goeth foorth with furie, a continuing whirlewinde, it shall fall with paine vpon the head of the wicked. Jeremiah 30:24 The fierce anger of the LORD shall not returne, vntill hee haue done [it], and vntill he haue performed the intents of his heart: in the latter dayes ye shall consider it.