God promiseth to the captivity a gracious return,
Jeremiah 33:1 Moreouer, the worde of the Lorde came vnto Ieremy on thys maner, when he was yet bound in the court of þe preson. Jeremiah 33:2 Thus sayth the Lorde, which fulfilleth the thing that he speaketh: the Lorde which perfourmeth the thing that he taketh in hand: euen he, whose name is the Lorde: Jeremiah 33:3 crye vnto me, & I wyll answere, and shewe the great and hye thinges, which were vnknowen vnto the. Jeremiah 33:4 Thus (I saye) spake the Lorde God of Israel, concerninge the houses of thys citye, and the houses of the kinges of Iuda, þt they are broken thorowe the ordinaunce and the sweard. Jeremiah 33:5 Because the enhabitours of this citie haue come to fight against the Chaldees: and they are fylled with the deed karcases of men, whom I haue sleyne in my wrath and displeasure: when I turned my face from thys citye, because of all her wickednes. Jeremiah 33:6 Behold, sayth the Lord, I wyll repayre & heale their woundes, and make them whole: I will open them the large treasure of peace and trueth. Jeremiah 33:7 And I will returne the captiuytie of Iuda and Israel: and wyll set them vp agayne as they were afore. Jeremiah 33:8 From all mysdedes, wherin they haue offended agenst me, I will clense them. And all their blasphemyes which they haue done agaynst me, when they regarded me not, I will forgeue them.
a joyful state,
Jeremiah 33:9 And thys shall get me a name, a prayse, & honoure among all the people of the earth, which shall heare all the good, that I wyll shewe vnto them: yee, they shall be afrayed and astonyed at all the good dedes and benefytes that I wyll do for them. Jeremiah 33:10 Moreouer, thus sayth the Lorde: In this place, wherof ye saye that it shalbe a wyldernes, wherin nether people ner catell shall dwell: in like maner in the cityes of Iuda & without Ierusalem (which also shalbe so voyde, that nether people ner catell shall dwell there) Jeremiah 33:11 shall þe voyce of gladnes be hearde agayne, the voyce of the brydegrome & of the bryde, the voyce of them that shall singe: Prayse the Lorde of hoostes, for he is louynge and hys mercy endureth for euer: and the voyce of them that shall offer vp giftes in the house of the Lorde. For I will restore the captiuitie of this lande, as it was afore, sayth the Lorde.
a settled government,
Jeremiah 33:12 Thus sayeth the Lorde of hoostes: It shall come yet therto, that in thys lande, which is voyde from men and catell, and in all the cityes of the lande, there shalbe set vp shepherdes cotages: Jeremiah 33:13 in the cityes vpon the mountaynes: and in the cyties that lye vpon the playne, and in the cyties of the southe. In the lande of BenIamin, in the feldes of Ierusalem, and in the cyties of Iuda shall the shepe be nombred agayne, vnder þe hande of hym, that telleth them, sayeth the Lorde Jeremiah 33:14 Beholde, the tyme commeth, sayeth the Lorde, that I will perfourme that good thynge, which I haue promised vnto the house of Israel and to the house of Iuda.
Christ the Branch of righteousness,
Jeremiah 33:15 In those dayes and at þe same tyme, I wyll bring forth vnto Dauid, the braunche of ryghtuousnes, & he shall do equytie & righteousnesse in the lande. Jeremiah 33:16 In those dayes shall Iuda be helped and Ierusalem shall dwell safe, and he that shall call her is euen God oure ryghteousnesse.
a continuance of kingdom and priesthood,
Jeremiah 33:17 For thus the Lorde promyseth. Dauid shall neuer want one, to syt vpon the throne of the house of Israel: Jeremiah 33:18 nether shall the prestes and Leuites want one to offre allwaye before me burntofferinges, to kyndle the meatofferynges, and to prepare the sacrifyces.
Jeremiah 33:19 And the worde of the Lord came vnto Ieremy after this maner.
and a stability of a blessed seed.
Jeremiah 33:20 Thus sayeth þe Lord: maye the couenaunt which I haue made wt daye and nyght be broken, that there shulde not be daye and nyght in due season? Jeremiah 33:21 Then maye my couenaunt also be broken, which I made wt Dauid my seruaunte, and so he not to haue a sonne to reygne in hys throne. so shall also þe prestes & Leuites neuer fayle, but serue me. Jeremiah 33:22 For lyke as þe starres of heauen maye not be nombred, nether the sande of þe see measured: so wyll I multiplye þe sede of Dauid my seruaunt, & the Leuites my ministers. Jeremiah 33:23 Moreouer, the worde of the Lorde came to Ieremy, saying: Jeremiah 33:24 Consydrest thou not what this people speaketh? Two kynreddes (saye they) had the Lorde chosen, & those same two hath he cast awaye. For so they haue despised my people & they reputed them as though they were no people, Jeremiah 33:25 Therfore thus saieth þe Lorde: If I haue made no couenaunt with daye & nyght, & geuen no statute vnto heauen & earth: Jeremiah 33:26 then will I also cast awaye the sede of Iacob & Dauid my seruaunt: so þt I will take no prince out of his sede, to rule þe posteritie of Abraham, Isaac & Iacob. But yet I wil turne agayne their captiuitie, & be mercyfull vnto them.