God sheweth Jeremiah the return of the Jews.
Jeremiah 30:1 These are the wordes that the Lord sheweth vnto Ieremie, saying: Jeremiah 30:2 Thus saith the Lorde God of Israel: Write vp diligently all the wordes that I haue spoken vnto thee in a booke. Jeremiah 30:3 For lo, the tyme commeth saith the Lorde, that I wyll bryng agayne the prisoners of my people of Israel and Iuda saith the Lorde: for I wyll restore them vnto the lande that I gaue to their fathers, and they shall haue it in possession.
After their trouble they shall have deliverance.
Jeremiah 30:4 Agayne, these wordes spake the Lord concernyng Israel and Iuda, Jeremiah 30:5 Thus saith the Lorde, We haue heard a terrible crye, feare and disquietnesse. Jeremiah 30:6 For what els doth this signifie that I see? [namely] that all strong men smite euery man his hande vpon his loynes, as a woman in the payne of her trauayle: Who euer sawe a man trauayle with childe? Enquire therafter and see, yea all their faces are marueylous pale. Jeremiah 30:7 Alas for this day, which is so dreadfull that none may be likened vnto it, and alas for the tyme of Iacobs trouble, from the which he shal yet be deliuered. Jeremiah 30:8 For in that day saith the Lorde of hoastes, I wyll take his yoke from of thy necke, and breake thy bondes, and straungers shall no more haue dominion ouer them: Jeremiah 30:9 But they shall do seruice vnto God their Lorde, and to Dauid their kyng whom I wyll rayse vp vnto them.
He comforteth Jacob.
Jeremiah 30:10 And as for thee O my seruaunt Iacob, feare not saith the Lorde, and be not afrayde O Israel: For lo, I wyll helpe thee also from farre, and thy seede from the lande of their captiuitie: And Iacob shall turne agayne, he shalbe in rest, and haue a prosperous lyfe, and no man shall make hym afrayde: Jeremiah 30:11 For I am with thee to helpe thee, saith the Lorde: And though I shall destroy all the people among whom I haue scattered thee, yet wyll I not destroy thee, but correct thee, and that with descretion: for I wyll not vtterly destroy thee. Jeremiah 30:12 Therfore thus saith the Lorde, Thy brosinges are perilous, & thy woundes redy to cast thee into sicknesse. Jeremiah 30:13 There is no man to meddle with thy cause, or to lay plaster vpon thee, or to bynde vp thy woundes to heale thee. Jeremiah 30:14 All thy louers haue forgotten thee, and care nothyng for thee: for I haue geuen thee a cruell stroke, and chastened thee roughly, and that for the multitude of thy misdeedes: for thy sinnes haue had the ouer hande. Jeremiah 30:15 Why makest thou mone for thy harme? In deede thou art sore wounded and in ieopardie: but for the multitude of thy misdeedes and sinnes I haue done this vnto thee. Jeremiah 30:16 And therfore all they that deuour thee, shalbe deuoured, and all thine enemies shalbe led into captiuitie: all they that make thee waste, shalbe wasted them selues, and all those that rob thee, wyll I make also to be robbed. Jeremiah 30:17 For I wyll geue thee thy health agayne, and make thy woundes whole saith the Lorde, because they reuiled thee, as one cast away and dispised: Sion [sayde they] is she whom no man regardeth.
Their return shall be gracious.
Jeremiah 30:18 For thus saith the Lorde, Beholde I wyll bryng agayne the captiuitie of Iacobs tentes, and defende his dwellyng place: the citie shalbe builded in her olde estate, and the houses shall haue their ryght foundation. Jeremiah 30:19 And out of them shal go thankesgeuing and the voyce of ioy: I wyll multiplie them, and they shal not be fewe, I shall endue them with honour, and no man shall subdue them. Jeremiah 30:20 Their children shalbe as aforetyme, and their congregation shall continue in my syght: and all those that vexe them wyll I visite. Jeremiah 30:21 A captayne also shall come of them, and a prince shall spryng out from the middest of them, hym wyll I chalenge to my selfe, and he shall come vnto me: For what is he that geueth ouer his heart to come vnto me, saith the Lorde? Jeremiah 30:22 Ye shalbe my people also, and I wyll be your God.
Wrath shall fall on the wicked.
Jeremiah 30:23 Beholde, on the other syde shall the wrath of the Lorde breake out as a stormie water, as a myghtie whirle wynde, and shall fall vpon the heades of the vngodly. Jeremiah 30:24 The terrible displeasure of the Lorde shall not leaue of, vntyll he haue done and perfourmed the intent of his heart, which in the latter dayes ye shall vnderstande.