He prophesieth a restoration of the scattered flock.
Jeremiah 23:1 Alas for the shepherds, who are destroying and scattering the sheep of my pasture, Declareth Yahweh. Jeremiah 23:2 Therefore, Thus, saith Yahweh, God of Israel, Concerning the shepherds who are tending my people,Ye, have scattered my flock, and have driven them away, and have not visited them,Behold me! Visiting, upon you, the wickedness of your doings, Declareth Yahweh. Jeremiah 23:3 I myself, therefore, will gather the remnant of my flock, out of all the lands whither I have driven them,And will bring them back unto their own fold, And they shall be fruitful and multiply; Jeremiah 23:4 And I will raise up over them shepherds, who will tend them,So shall they not be afraid any more, nor be dismayed, nor be missing, Declareth Yahweh.
Christ shall rule and save them.
Jeremiah 23:5 Lo! days are coming, Declareth Yahweh, when I will raise up to David, A righteous Bud, And he shall reign as, king, and prosper, And shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. Jeremiah 23:6 In his days, Shall Judah, be saved, And, Israel, abide securely,And, this, is his name whereby he shall be called, Yahweh, our Righteousness. Jeremiah 23:7 Therefore, lo! days are coming, Declareth Yahweh, When it shall not be said any more, As Yahweh liveth, who brought up the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt; Jeremiah 23:8 butAs Yahweh liveth, who hath brought up and who hath brought in the seed of the house of Israel out of the land of the North, and out of all the lands whither I have driven them,And they shall remain upon their own soil.
Against false prophets,
Jeremiah 23:9 As for the prophets,Broken, is my heart within me, Trembled, have all my bones, I have become as a drunken man, And as a strong man whom wine hath overcome,Because of Yahweh, And because of his holy, words. Jeremiah 23:10 For, with adulterers, is the land filled, Yea, because of cursing, doth the land mourn, Dried up are the oases of the desert,And, their oppression, hath become wicked, And, their might, is not right. Jeremiah 23:11 For, both prophet and priest, are profane,Even in my house, have I found their wickedness, Declareth Yahweh. Jeremiah 23:12 Therefore, shall their way become to them like slippery places in darkness, They shall be driven on, and shall fall therein,For I will bring in upon them calamityThe year of their visitation, Declareth Yahweh. Jeremiah 23:13 Even among the prophets of Samaria, had I seen a foolish thing,They prophesied by Baal, And led astray my people Israel. Jeremiah 23:14 But, among the prophets of Jerusalem, have I seen a horrible thing,Committing adultery, And walking in falsehood, And so strengthening the hands of doers of wickedness, not to return any man from his wickedness: They have, all of them, become, to me, as Sodom, And her inhabitants, as Gomorrah. Jeremiah 23:15 Therefore, Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, Concerning the prophets,Behold me! Feeding them with wormwood, And I will cause them to drink poisoned water,For, from the prophets of Jerusalem, hath there gone forth profanity unto all the land. Jeremiah 23:16 Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts,Do not hearken unto the words of the prophets who are prophesying unto you, They, are filling you, with vain, hopes,The vision of their own hearts, do they speak, Not from the mouth of Yahweh! Jeremiah 23:17 They keep on saying to them who despise me, Yahweh, hath spoken, [saying], Prosperity, shall ye have! And, to every one who is going on in the stubbornness of his own heart, have they said, There shall come on you, no calamity; Jeremiah 23:18 For who, hath stood in the council of Yahweh, that he should see, and hear his word? Who hath given ear to his word, and heard it? Jeremiah 23:19 Lo! the tempest of Yahweh! Indignation, hath come forth, Even a tempest whirling along: On the head of the lawless, shall it hurl itself down. Jeremiah 23:20 The anger of Yahweh, wilt not return, Until he hath executed, nor, Until he hath established, The purposes of his heart,In the afterpart of the days, shall ye understand it, perfectly. Jeremiah 23:21 I sent not the prophets, yet, they, ran, I spake not unto them, yet, they, prophesied. Jeremiah 23:22 But, if they had stood in my council, Then might they have announced my words unto my people, And have turned them from their wicked, way and from the wickedness of their doings. Jeremiah 23:23 Am I, a God at hand, Demandeth Yahweh, And not a God afar off? Jeremiah 23:24 Can any hide, himself in secret places, that, I, shall not see him? Demandeth Yahweh,The heavens and the earth, do I, not fill? Demandeth Yahweh. Jeremiah 23:25 I have heard what the prophets, have said, who prophesy in my name falsely, saying,I have dreamed! I have dreamed! Jeremiah 23:26 How long, shall it be, in the heart of the prophets, [To be] prophets of falsehood,And prophets of the deceit of their own heart? Jeremiah 23:27 Who lay a plot to cause my people, to forget, my name, by their dreams which they relate, every man to his neighbour,Just as their fathers forgat, my name, for Baal. Jeremiah 23:28 The prophet with whom is a dream, Let him relate it as, a dream, And, he with whom is my word, Let him speak my word as, truth,What is the chaff, to the wheat? Demandeth Yahweh: Jeremiah 23:29 Is not my word, like this, Like fire? Demandeth Yahweh,And like a hammer, that breaketh in pieces a cliff? Jeremiah 23:30 Therefore! behold me! against the prophets, Declareth Yahweh,who steal my words, every man from his neighbour: Jeremiah 23:31 Behold me! against the prophets, Declareth Yahweh, who presume with their tongue and declare, He declareth: Jeremiah 23:32 Behold me! against such as prophesy the dreams of falsehood, Declareth Yahweh, who have related them, and led astray my people, with their falsehoods and with their recklessness,whereas, I, had not sent them, nor commanded them, so that they could be of no, profit, to this people, Declareth Yahweh.
and mockers of the true prophets.
Jeremiah 23:33 But, when this people, or a prophet or a priest, shall ask thee, saying, What is the oracle of Yahweh? Then shalt thou say unto them, Ye yourselves, are the oracle, Therefore will I reject you, Declareth Yahweh; Jeremiah 23:34 But, the prophet, or the priest, or the people, who shall saythe oracle of Yahweh, I will bring punishment upon that man, and upon his house. Jeremiah 23:35 Thus, shall ye sayevery man unto his neighbour, and every man unto his brother,What, hath Yahweh, answered? or, What, hath Yahweh, spoken? Jeremiah 23:36 but, the oracle of Yahweh, shall ye not mention, any more,for, every man's oracle, shall be his own word, because ye have perverted the words of a Living, God, Yahweh of hosts, our God. Jeremiah 23:37 Thus, shalt thou say unto the prophet,What, hath Yahweh, answered thee? or, What, hath Yahweh, spoken? Jeremiah 23:38 But, since ye keep on saying, The Oracle of Yahweh, therefore, Thus, saith Yahweh, Because ye have said this word, The oracle of Yahweh, whereas I had sent unto you saying, Ye shall not say, The oracle of Yahweh, Jeremiah 23:39 therefore, behold me! I will lift you up,and carry you away, and the city which I gave to you and to your fathers, from before my face; Jeremiah 23:40 and will give unto you reproach age-abiding,and disgrace age-abiding, which shall not be forgotten.