God sheweth Jeremiah the return of the Jews.
Jeremiah 30:1 This is the word that came to Jeremias from the Lord, saying: Jeremiah 30:2 Thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel, saying: Write thee all the words that I have spoken to thee, in a book. Jeremiah 30:3 For behold the days come, saith the Lord, and I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Juda, saith the Lord: and I will cause them to return to the land which I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.
After their trouble they shall have deliverance.
Jeremiah 30:4 And these are the words that the Lord hath spoken to Israel and to Juda: Jeremiah 30:5 For thus saith the Lord: We have heard a voice of terror: there is fear and no peace. Jeremiah 30:6 Ask ye, and see if a man bear children? why then have I seen every man with his hands on his loins, like a woman in labour, and all faces are turned yellow? Jeremiah 30:7 Alas, for that day is great, neither is there the like to it; and it is the time of tribulation to Jacob, but he shall be saved out of it. Jeremiah 30:8 And 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 his bands: and strangers shall no more rule over him: Jeremiah 30:9 But they shall serve the Lord their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up to them.
He comforteth Jacob.
Jeremiah 30:10 Therefore fear thou not, my servant Jacob, saith the Lord, neither be dismayed, O Israel: for behold, I will save thee from a country afar off, and thy seed from the land of their captivity: and Jacob shall return, and be at rest, and abound with all good things, and there shall be none whom he may fear: Jeremiah 30:11 For I am with thee, saith the Lord, to save thee: for I will utterly consume all the nations, among which I have scattered thee: but I will not utterly consume thee: but I will chastise thee in judgment, that thou mayst not seem to thyself innocent. Jeremiah 30:12 For thus saith the Lord: Thy bruise is incurable, thy wound is very grievous. Jeremiah 30:13 There is none to judge thy judgment to bind it up: thou hast no healing medicines. Jeremiah 30:14 All thy lovers have forgotten thee, and will not seek after thee: for I have wounded thee with the wound of an enemy, with cruel chastisement: by reason of the multitude of thy iniquities, thy sins are hardened. Jeremiah 30:15 Why criest thou for thy affliction? thy sorrow is incurable: for the multitude of thy iniquity, and for thy hardened sins I have done these things to thee. Jeremiah 30:16 Therefore all they that devour thee, shall be devoured: and all thy enemies shall be carried into captivity: and they that waste thee shall be wasted, and all that prey upon thee will I give for a prey. Jeremiah 30:17 For I will close up thy scar, and will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord. Because they have called thee, O Sion, an outcast: This is she that hath none to seek after her.
Their return shall be gracious.
Jeremiah 30:18 Thus saith the Lord: Behold I will bring back the captivity of the pavilions of Jacob, and will have pity on his houses, and the city shall be built in her high place, and the temple shall be founded according to the order thereof. Jeremiah 30:19 And out of them shall come forth praise, and the voice of them that play: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be made few: and I will glorify them, and they shall not be lessened. Jeremiah 30:20 And their children shall be as from the beginning, and their assembly shall be permanent before me: and I will visit against all that afflict them. Jeremiah 30:21 And their leader shall be of themselves: and their prince shall come forth from the midst of them: and I will bring him near, and he shall come to me: for who is this that setteth his heart to approach to me, saith the Lord? Jeremiah 30:22 And you shall be my people: and I will be your God.
Wrath shall fall on the wicked.
Jeremiah 30:23 Behold the whirlwind of the Lord, his fury going forth, a violent storm, it shall rest upon the head of the wicked. Jeremiah 30:24 The Lord will not turn away the wrath of his indignation, till he have executed and performed the thought of his heart: in the latter days you shall understand these things.