God promiseth to the captivity a gracious return,
Jeremiah 33:1 And there is a word of Jehovah unto Jeremiah a second timeand he [is] yet detained in the court of the prisonsaying: Jeremiah 33:2 Thus said Jehovah its maker, Jehovah its former, at establishing it, Jehovah [is] His name: Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto Me, and I do answer thee, yea, I declare to thee great and fenced thingsthou hast not known them. Jeremiah 33:4 For thus said Jehovah, God of Israel, concerning the houses of this city, and concerning the houses of the kings of Judah, that are broken down for the mounts, and for the tool; Jeremiah 33:5 they are coming in to fight with the Chaldeans, and to fill them with the carcases of men, whom I have smitten in Mine anger, and in My fury, and [for] whom I have hidden My face from this city, because of all their evil: Jeremiah 33:6 Lo, I am increasing to it health and cure, And have healed them, and revealed to them The abundance of peace and truth. Jeremiah 33:7 And I have turned back the captivity of Judah, And the captivity of Israel, And I have built them as at the first, Jeremiah 33:8 And cleansed them from all their iniquity, That they have sinned against Me, And I have pardoned all their iniquities, That they have sinned against Me, And that they transgressed against Me.
a joyful state,
Jeremiah 33:9 And it hath been to Me for a name of joy, For praise, and for beauty, to all nations of the earth, Who hear of all the good that I am doing them, And they have feared, And they have trembled for all the good, And for all the peace, that I am doing to it. Jeremiah 33:10 Thus said Jehovah: Again heard in this place of which ye are saying, Waste it [is], without man and without beast, In cities of Judah, and in streets of Jerusalem, That are desolated, without man, And without inhabitant, and without beast, Jeremiah 33:11 Is a voice of joy and a voice of gladness, Voice of bridegroom, and voice of bride, The voice of those saying, Thank Jehovah of Hosts, for Jehovah [is] good, For His kindness [is] to the age, Who are bringing in thanksgiving to the house of Jehovah, For I turn back the captivity of the land, As at the first, said Jehovah.
a settled government,
Jeremiah 33:12 Thus said Jehovah of Hosts: Again there is in this placethat is waste, Without man and beast, And in all its citiesa habitation of shepherds, Causing the flock to lie down. Jeremiah 33:13 In the cities of the hill-country, In the cities of the low country, And in the cities of the south, And in the land of Benjamin, And in the suburbs of Jerusalem, And in the cities of Judah, Again doth the flock pass by under the hands of the numberer, said Jehovah. Jeremiah 33:14 Lo, days are coming, an affirmation of Jehovah, And I have established the good word That I spake unto 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, I cause to shoot up to David a shoot of righteousness, And he hath done judgment and righteousness in the earth. Jeremiah 33:16 In those days is Judah saved, And Jerusalem doth dwell confidently, And this [is] he whom Jehovah proclaimeth to her: 'Our Righteousness.'
a continuance of kingdom and priesthood,
Jeremiah 33:17 For thus said Jehovah: 'Not cut off to David is one sitting on the throne of the house of Israel, Jeremiah 33:18 And to the prieststhe Levites, Not cut off from before Me is one, Causing a burnt-offering to ascend, And perfuming a present, and making sacrificeall the days.'
Jeremiah 33:19 And there is a word of Jehovah unto Jeremiah, saying,
and a stability of a blessed seed.
Jeremiah 33:20 'Thus said Jehovah: If ye do break My covenant of the day, And My covenant of the night, So that they are not daily and nightly in their season, Jeremiah 33:21 Also My covenant is broken with David My servant, So that he hath not a son reigning on his throne, And with the Levites the priests, My ministers. Jeremiah 33:22 As the host of the heavens is not numbered, Nor the sand of the sea measured, So I multiply the seed of David My servant, And the Levites My ministers.' Jeremiah 33:23 And there is a word of Jehovah unto Jeremiah, saying: Jeremiah 33:24 'Hast thou not considered what this people have spoken, saying: The two families on which Jehovah fixed, He doth reject them, And my people they despiseSo that they are no more a people before them! Jeremiah 33:25 Thus said Jehovah: If My covenant [is] not daily and nightly, The statutes of heaven and earth I have not appointed Jeremiah 33:26 Also the seed of Jacob, and David My servant, I reject, Against taking from his seed rulers For the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, For I turn back [to] their captivity, and have pitied them.'