And there is a word of Jehovah unto Jeremiah a second time
-- and he is yet detained in the court of the prison -- saying:
Thus said Jehovah its maker, Jehovah its former, at establishing
it, Jehovah is His name:
Call unto Me, and I do answer thee, yea, I declare to thee
great and fenced things -- thou hast not known them.
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;
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
Lo, I am increasing to it health and cure, And have healed
them, and revealed to them The abundance of peace and truth.
And I have turned back the captivity of Judah, And the
captivity of Israel, And I have built them as at the first,
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.
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.
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,
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.
Thus said Jehovah of Hosts: Again there is in this place --
that is waste, Without man and beast, And in all its cities -- a habitation of
shepherds, Causing the flock to lie down.
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.
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.
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
In those days is Judah saved, And Jerusalem doth dwell
confidently, And this is he whom Jehovah proclaimeth to her: 'Our
For thus said Jehovah: 'Not cut off to David is one sitting
on the throne of the house of Israel,
And to the priests -- the Levites, Not cut off from before
Me is one, Causing a burnt-offering to ascend, And perfuming a present, and
making sacrifice -- all the days.'
And there is a word of Jehovah unto Jeremiah, saying,
'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
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
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
And there is a word of Jehovah unto Jeremiah, saying:
'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 despise -- So that they are no more a people before them!
Thus said Jehovah: If My covenant is not daily and
nightly, The statutes of heaven and earth I have not appointed --
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.'