God sheweth Jeremiah the return of the Jews.
Jeremiah 30:1 These are the wordes, that the Lord shewethe vnto Ieremye, sayinge: Jeremiah 30:2 Thus sayth the Lorde God of Israel: Wryte vp diligently all the wordes, that I haue spoken vnto the, in a booke. Jeremiah 30:3 For lo, the tyme commeth, sayth the Lorde, that I wyll bryng agayne the presoners of my people of Israel and Iuda, sayth the Lord. For I wyll restore them vnto the lande, that I gaue to theyr fathers, & they shall haue it in possession.
After their trouble they shall have deliverance.
Jeremiah 30:4 Agayne, these wordes spake the Lorde, concerning Israel and Iuda: Jeremiah 30:5 Thus sayth þe Lorde: We haue hearde a terrible crye, feare and disquietnes. Jeremiah 30:6 For what elles do thys signifye, that I se? Namely, that all stronge men smyte, euery man hys hande vpon hys loynes, as a woman in the paine of her trauayle. Who euer sawe a man trauayle with childe? Enquyre therafter, and se. Yee, all their faces are maruelous pale. Jeremiah 30:7 Alas for this daye, which is so dredefull that none maye be likened vnto it: and alas for the tyme of Iacobs trouble, from þe which he shall yet be delyuered. Jeremiah 30:8 For in that daye, sayth the Lorde, I will take his yocke from of thy neck, & breake thy bondes: And strangers shall nomore serue hym: Jeremiah 30:9 but they shall do seruice vnto God theyr Lorde, and to Dauid theyr kynge, whom I wyll rayse vp vnto them.
He comforteth Jacob.
Jeremiah 30:10 And as for the, O my seruaunt Iacob, feare not, sayth the Lorde, and be not afraied, O Israel. For lo, I wyll helpe the also from farre, and thy seed from the lande of their captiuytie. And Iacob shall turne agayne, he shalbe in rest, and haue a prosperous lyfe, & no man shall make him afrayed. Jeremiah 30:11 For I am with the to helpe the, sayth the Lorde. And though I shall destroie all the people, amonge whom I haue scatered the, yet wyll I not destroye the, but correcte the, and that with discretion. For I knowe that thou art in no wyse without faute. Jeremiah 30:12 Therfore thus sayth the Lord: Thy brosinges are peryllous, & thy woundes ready to cast þe in to sicknes. Jeremiah 30:13 Ther is no man to medle with thy cause, or to lay plaster vpon the, or to bynde vp thy woundes: there maye no man helpe the. Jeremiah 30:14 All thy louers haue forgotten the, and care nothynge for the. For I haue geuen the a cruell stroke, and chastened the roughly: and that for the multitude of thy mysdedes: for thy synnes haue had the ouer hande. Jeremiah 30:15 Why makest thou mone for thy harme? in dede, thou art sore wounded & in ieopardye: but for the multitude of thy mysdedes and synnes, I haue done this vnto the. Jeremiah 30:16 And therfore, all they that deuoure the, shalbe deuoured: and all thyne enemies shalbe led into captiuite. All they that make the wast, shalbe wasted them selues, & all those that robbe the, wyll I make also to be robbed. Jeremiah 30:17 For I wyll geue the thy health agayne and make thy woundes whole, sayeth the Lorde: because they reuyled the, as one cast awaye and despised, Syon (sayde they) is she whom no man regardeth.
Their return shall be gracious.
Jeremiah 30:18 For thus sayth the Lorde: Beholde, I will bring agayne the captiuytie of Iacobs tentes, and defende his dwelling place. The citye shalbe buylded in her olde estate, and þe houses shall haue their ryght foundacion, Jeremiah 30:19 And out of them shall go thankesgeuing, and the voyce of ioye. I will multiplye them, and they shall not be fewe. I shall endue them with honoure, & no man shall subdue them. Jeremiah 30:20 Theyr chyldren shalbe as a fore tyme, and their congregacion shall continue in my syght. And all those that vexe them, wyll I vyset. Jeremiah 30:21 A captayne also shall come of them: and a prynce shall springe out from the myddest of them: hym will I chalenge to my selfe, and he shall come vnto me. For what is he, þt geueth ouer his hert to come vnto me? sayth the Lorde. Jeremiah 30:22 Ye shalbe my people also, and I wilbe youre 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 stormy water as a mighty whirle winde: 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 hys herte, which in the latter dayes ye shall vnderstande.