The restoration of Israel.
Jeremiah 31:1 At that time, Declareth Yahweh, I will become a God, to all the families of Israel; And, they, shall become my, people. Jeremiah 31:2 Thus, saith Yahweh,There hath found favour in the desert, people escaped from the sword,I must go to cause him, even Israel, to rest. Jeremiah 31:3 From afar, Yahweh, hath appeared unto me, Yea, with an age-abiding love, have I loved thee, For this cause, have I prolonged to thee lovingkindness. Jeremiah 31:4 Again, will I build thee and thou shalt be built, thou virgin, Israel,Again, shalt thou deck thyself with thy timbrels, And go forth in the dance of them that make merry: Jeremiah 31:5 Again, shalt thou plant vineyards, in the mountains of Samaria, The planters have planted, and have laid open [the vineyards]. Jeremiah 31:6 For it is, a day the watchmen have proclaimed throughout the hill country of Ephraim,Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion, unto Yahweh our God. Jeremiah 31:7 For, thus, saith YahwehShout ye for Jacob, with gladness, Make shrill thy voice, as the head of the nations,Publish ye, praise ye, and say, Save thou, O Yahweh, thy people, the remnant of Israel. Jeremiah 31:8 Behold me! bringing them in out of the land of the North, And I will gather them out of the remote parts of the earth, Among them, the blind and the lame, The woman with child and she that giveth birth, together,A great convocation, shall return hither: Jeremiah 31:9 With weeping, shall they come in, And, with supplications, will I lead them, I will bring them unto rivers of waters, By a smooth way, wherein they shall not stumble,For I have become, to Israel, a father, And, as for Ephraim, my firstborn, is he!
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Jeremiah 31:10 Hear ye the word of Yahweh, O ye nations, And declare ye in the Coastlands, afar off,And sayHe that scattereth Israel, will gather him, And watch over him, as a shepherd his flock; Jeremiah 31:11 For Yahweh hath ransomed, Jacob,And redeemed him from the hand of one stronger than he. Jeremiah 31:12 Then shall they come in, and shall shout in triumph on the height of Zion, And shall stream unto the goodness of Yahweh, To the wheat, and to the new wine, and to the oil, and to the young of the flocks and of the herds,So shall their soul become like a garden well watered, And they shall not again, languish, any more. Jeremiah 31:13 Then, shall, the virgin, rejoice, in the dance, And young men and elders, [rejoice,] together,And I will turn their mourning into gladness, and will comfort them, And will make them rejoice from their sorrow; Jeremiah 31:14 Then will I satiate the soul of the priests, with fatness, And, my people, with my goodness, shall be satisfied, Declareth Yahweh.
Rahel mourning is comforted.
Jeremiah 31:15 Thus, saith YahwehA voice, in Ramah, is heard, Wailing, bitter weeping, Rachel, weeping for her children,She refuseth to be comforted for her children, For they are, not! Jeremiah 31:16 Thus, saith YahwehRestrain thy voice from weeping, And thine eyes from tears,For there is, a reward for thy labour, Declareth Yahweh, So they shall return from the land of the enemy: Jeremiah 31:17 Yea there is hope for thy future, Declareth Yahweh,And thy sons shall return to their own boundary.
Ephraim repenting is brought home again.
Jeremiah 31:18 I have, heard, Ephraim, bemoaning himself, Thou hast chastised me, and I have been chastised, Like a bullock, not broken in, Suffer me to return, that I may, return, For, thou, art Yahweh my God. Jeremiah 31:19 Surely, after my return, I was filled with regret, And, after I came to know myself, I smote upon the thigh,I turned pale, and was even confounded, For I had borne the reproach of my youthful days. Jeremiah 31:20 Was Ephraim, a very precious son to me? Was he a most delightful, child? For, as often as I have spoken against him, I have, remembered, him, again! For this cause, have my affections been deeply moved for him, I must have, compassion, upon him, Declareth Yahweh. Jeremiah 31:21 Erect thee waymarks, Set thee up finger-posts, Apply thy heart to, The highwayThe road by which thou didst depart,Return, O virgin of Israel, Return unto these thy cities.
Christ is promised.
Jeremiah 31:22 How long, wilt thou turn hither and thither, O apostate daughter? For Yahweh hath created, a new thing in the earth, A female, defendeth, a strong man! Jeremiah 31:23 Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, God of Israel, Again, shall they say this word, in the land of Judah and in the cities thereof, when I cause their captivity to return, Yahweh, bless thee, Thou home of righteousness! Thou mountain of holiness! Jeremiah 31:24 Then shall there dwell throughout Judah itself and all the cities thereof, together,Husbandmen, who shall move about with a flock; Jeremiah 31:25 For I have satiated the weary soul,And, every languishing soul, have I filled. Jeremiah 31:26 Upon this, I awoke and considered,And, my sleep, had been sweet to me!
His care over the Church.
Jeremiah 31:27 Lo! days are coming, Declareth YahwehThat I will sow, The house of Israel, and, The house of Judah, With the seed of men, and, With the seed of beasts; Jeremiah 31:28 And it shall come to pass, thatJust as I watched over them, to root up and to break down and to tear out and to destroy, and to break in pieces, So, will I watch over them, to build and to plant, Declareth Yahweh. Jeremiah 31:29 In those days, shall they say no more, Fathers, did eat sour grapes,And, children's teeth, are blunted! Jeremiah 31:30 But, every one, for his own iniquity, shall die,Any human being who eateth the sour grapes, his own teeth, shall be blunted.
His New Covenant.
Jeremiah 31:31 Lo! days are coming, Declareth Yahweh,When I will solemnizeWith the house of Israel, and, With the house of Judah, A new, covenant: Jeremiah 31:32 Not like the covenant which I solemnised with their fathers, In the day when I grasped their hand, to bring them forth, out of the land of Egypt,In that, they, brake my covenant, Though, I, had become a husband unto them, Declareth Yahweh. Jeremiah 31:33 For, this, is the covenant which I will solemnize with the house of Israel, after those days, Declareth Yahweh, I will put my law within, them, Yea, on their heart, will I write it,So will I become their, God, And, they, shall become my, people. Jeremiah 31:34 Then shall they no longer teach, Every man his neighbour, and, Every man his brother, saying, Know ye Yahweh,For, they all, shall know, me, From the least of them, Even unto the greatest of them, Declareth Yahweh, For I will forgive their iniquity, And, their sin, will I remember, no more.
Jeremiah 31:35 Thus, saith YahwehWho hath given the sun, for a light by day, The ordinances of the moon and the stars, for a light by night,Who excited the sea, and the waves thereof roared, Yahweh of hosts, is his name: Jeremiah 31:36 If these ordinances depart from before me, Declareth Yahweh,the seed of Israel also, may cease from being a nation before me, all the days. Jeremiah 31:37 Thus, saith YahwehIf the heavens above, can be measured, Or the foundations of the earth beneath, be searched out, I also, may reject all the seed of Israel, for all that they have done, Declareth Yahweh.
and amplitude of the Church.
Jeremiah 31:38 Lo! days are coming, Declareth Yahweh, That the city, shall be built for Yahweh, From the tower of Hananeel, [As far as] the gate of the corner; Jeremiah 31:39 Then shall go forth again the measuring-line straight forward, Over the hill Gareb, And it shall go round to Goah; Jeremiah 31:40 And, all the vale of the dead bodies, and of the ashes, and all the fields as far as the Kidron torrent-bed, as far as the horse-gate corner on the east, Shall be holy unto Yahweh,It shall not be rooted up, nor thrown down, any more, unto times age-abiding.