God promiseth to the captivity a gracious return,
Jeremiah 33:1 And the word of Yahweh came unto Jeremiah, the second time, when he, was yet, imprisoned in the guard-court, saying: Jeremiah 33:2 Thus, saith Yahweh, who doeth it,Yahweh, who fashioneth it, to establish it, Yahweh, is his name: Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto me, that I may answer thee,and tell thee things great and inaccessible, which thou hast not known. Jeremiah 33:4 For, Thus, saith Yahweh, God of Israel, Concerning the houses of this city, and concerning the houses of the kings of Judah,which are thrown down against the earthworks and against the sword: Jeremiah 33:5 In entering to fight with the Chaldeans, it is to fill them with the dead bodies of men, whom I have smitten in mine anger and in mine indignation,and because of whom I have hidden my face from this city,by reason of all their wickedness. Jeremiah 33:6 Behold me! laying upon her a bandage of healing, so will I heal them,And will reveal to them abundance of prosperity and truth; Jeremiah 33:7 And I will bring back, Them of the captivity of Judah, and, Them of the captivity of Israel,And I will build them, as at the first; Jeremiah 33:8 And I will purify them, from all their iniquity wherewith they have sinned against me,And I will grant pardon for all their iniquities, Wherewith they have sinned against me, and, Wherewith they have transgressed against me;
a joyful state,
Jeremiah 33:9 So shall she become to meA name of joy, A praise, and, An adorning, To all the nations of the earth,Who will hear all the good which I, am doing them, And will dread and be deeply moved, over all the good, and over all the prosperity, which I am causing her. Jeremiah 33:10 Thus, saith YahwehAgain, shall be heard in this place, as to which ye, are saying, Deserted, it is, without man or beast, In the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, Which are desolate without man or inhabitant or beast, Jeremiah 33:11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, The voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, The voice of them who are saying, Praise ye Yahweh of hosts, For good, is Yahweh, For age-abiding, is his lovingkindness, [The voice] of them who are bringing a thank-offering into the house of Yahweh,For I will bring back the captives of the land, as at the first, Saith Yahweh.
a settled government,
Jeremiah 33:12 Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, Again, shall there be in this placeWhich is deserted, without man or even beastAnd all the cities thereof,The home of shepherds, causing, flocks, to lie down. Jeremiah 33:13 In the cities of the hill country, In the cities of the lowland, and, In the cities of the South, and, In the land of Benjamin, and, In the places round about Jerusalem, and, In the cities of Judah, Again, shall the flock pass over the hands of the numberer, Saith Yahweh. Jeremiah 33:14 Lo! days are coming, Declareth Yahweh,when I will establish my good word, which I have spokenAs to the house of Israel, And concerning the house of Judah:
Christ the Branch of righteousness,
Jeremiah 33:15 In those days, and at that time, will I cause to bud unto David, A Bud of righteousness,And he shall execute justice and righteousness, in the land: Jeremiah 33:16 In those days, Judah shall be saved, and, Jerusalem abide, securely,And, this, is that which shall be proclaimed to herYahweh, our righteousness!
a continuance of kingdom and priesthood,
Jeremiah 33:17 For, Thus, saith Yahweh,There shall not be wanting to DavidA man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel; Jeremiah 33:18 Nor, to the priests the Levites, shall there be wantingA man, before me, To offer an ascending-sacrifice, or, To make a perfume with a gift, or, To offer a [peace-]offering, all the days!
Jeremiah 33:19 And the word of Yahweh came unto Jeremiah, saying:
and a stability of a blessed seed.
Jeremiah 33:20 Thus, saith Yahweh, If ye can break, My covenant of the day, and, My covenant of the night, That there be not day and night in their season, Jeremiah 33:21 My covenant also, may be broken, With David my servant, that he shall not have a son, to reign upon his throne,And with the Levites the priests, mine attendants: Jeremiah 33:22 As, the host of the heavens, cannot be recorded, Nor, the sand of the sea, be measured, So, will I multiply, The seed of David my servant, And the Levites who attend upon, me. Jeremiah 33:23 And the word of Yahweh came unto Jeremiah, saying: Jeremiah 33:24 Hast thou not observed, what, this people, have spoken, saying, The two families which Yahweh did choose, he hath even cast them off? And so, my people, they despise, as though they could not again, become a nation in their sight! Jeremiah 33:25 Thus, saith Yahweh, If, my covenant of day and night, the ordinances of the heavens and the earth, I did not appoint, Jeremiah 33:26 The seed of Jacob also, and of David my servant, might I cast off, so as not to take of his seed as rulers, unto the seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,For I will bring back them of their captivity, and will have compassion upon them.