God promiseth to the captivity a gracious return,
Jeremiah 33:1 Moreouer, the worde of the Lord came vnto Ieremiah the second time (while he was yet shut vp in the court of prison) saying, Jeremiah 33:2 Thus sayth the Lord, the maker thereof, the Lord that formed it, and established it, the Lord is his Name. Jeremiah 33:3 Call vnto me, and I will answere thee, and shewe thee great and mightie things, which thou knowest not. Jeremiah 33:4 For thus saith the Lord God of Israel, concerning the houses of this citie, and concerning the houses of the Kings of Iudah, which are destroyed by the mounts, and by the sword, Jeremiah 33:5 They come to fight with the Caldeans, but it is to fill themselues with the dead bodies of men, whome I haue slaine in mine anger and in my wrath: for I haue hid my face from this citie, because of all their wickednes. Jeremiah 33:6 Behold, I will giue it health & amendment: for I wil cure them, and will reueile vnto them the abundance of peace, and trueth. Jeremiah 33:7 And I wil cause the captiuitie of Iudah and the captiuitie of Israel to returne, and will build them as at the first. Jeremiah 33:8 And I wil clense them from all their iniquitie, whereby they haue sinned against me: yea, I wil pardon all their iniquities, whereby they haue sinned against me, and whereby they haue rebelled against me.
a joyful state,
Jeremiah 33:9 And it shalbe to me a name, a ioy, a praise, and an honour before all the nations of the earth, which shal heare all ye good that I doe vnto them: and they shal feare & tremble for all the goodnes, and for all the wealth, that I shew vnto this citie. Jeremiah 33:10 Thus sayth the Lord, Againe there shalbe heard in this place (which ye say shalbe desolate, without man, and without beast, euen in the cities of Iudah, and in the streetes of Ierusalem, that are desolate without man, and without inhabitant, and without beast) Jeremiah 33:11 The voyce of ioy and the voyce of gladnes, the voyce of the bridegrome, and the voyce of the bride, the voyce of them that shall say, Prayse the Lord of hostes, because the Lord is good: for his mercy endureth for euer, and of them that offer the sacrifice of prayse in the House of the Lord, for I will cause to returne the captiuitie of the land, as at the first, sayth the Lord.
a settled government,
Jeremiah 33:12 Thus sayth the Lorde of hostes, Againe in this place, which is desolate, without man, & without beast, and in all the cities thereof there shall be dwelling for shepheards to rest their flockes. Jeremiah 33:13 In the cities of the mountaines, in the cities in the plaine, and in the cities of the South, and in the land of Beniamin, and about Ierusalem, & in the cities of Iudah shall the sheepe passe againe, vnder the hand of him that telleth them, sayth the Lord. Jeremiah 33:14 Beholde, the dayes come, sayth the Lorde, that I wil performe that good thing, which I haue promised vnto the house of Israel, & to the house of Iudah.
Christ the Branch of righteousness,
Jeremiah 33:15 In those dayes and at that time, wil I cause the branch of righteousnesse to growe vp vnto Dauid, & he shall execute iudgement, and righteousnes in the land. Jeremiah 33:16 In those dayes shal Iudah be saued, and Ierusalem shal dwell safely, and hee that shall call her, is the Lord our righteousnesse.
a continuance of kingdom and priesthood,
Jeremiah 33:17 For thus sayth the Lord, Dauid shall neuer want a man to sit vpon the throne of the house of Israel. Jeremiah 33:18 Neither shal the Priests and Leuites want a man before me to offer burnt offerings, & to offer meat offerings, & to doe sacrifice continually.
Jeremiah 33:19 And the worde of the Lorde came vnto Ieremiah, saying,
and a stability of a blessed seed.
Jeremiah 33:20 Thus sayth the Lord, If you can breake my couenant of the day, and my couenant of the night, that there should not be day, and night in their season, Jeremiah 33:21 Then may my couenant be broken with Dauid my seruant, that he should not haue a sonne to reigne vpon his throne, and with the Leuites, and Priests my ministers. Jeremiah 33:22 As the army of heauen can not be nombred, neither the sand of the sea measured: so wil I multiplie the seede of Dauid my seruant, and the Leuites, that minister vnto me. Jeremiah 33:23 Moreouer, the worde of the Lord came to Ieremiah, saying, Jeremiah 33:24 Considerest thou not what this people haue spoken, saying, The two families, which the Lord hath chosen, hee hath euen cast them off? thus they haue despised my people, that they should be no more a nation before them. Jeremiah 33:25 Thus sayth the Lorde, If my couenant be not with day and night, and if I haue not appointed the order of heauen and earth, Jeremiah 33:26 Then will I cast away the seede of Iaakob and Dauid my seruant, and not take of his seede to be rulers ouer the seede of Abraham, Izhak, and Iaakob: for I wil cause their captiuitie to returne, and haue compassion on them.