1 And the Word of Jehovah came unto Jeremiah the second time, while he was still
shut up in the court of the guard, saying,
2 Thus says Jehovah the Maker, Jehovah who formed it in order to establish it; Jehovah
is His name:
3 Call unto Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and unfathomable things
which you do not know.
4 For thus says Jehovah the God of Israel, concerning the houses of this city, and
concerning the houses of the kings of Judah, which are broken down to fortify against the
siege mounds and the sword:
5 They come to fight with the Chaldeans, only to fill them with the dead bodies of the
men whom I have slain in My anger and in My fury, for all whose evil I have hidden My
face from this city.
6 Behold, I will bring it health and healing, and I will heal them and will show them the
abundance of peace and truth.
7 And I will cause the captives of Judah and the captives of Israel to return, and will
build them, as at the first.
8 And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity by which they have sinned against Me;
and I will pardon all their iniquities by which they have sinned, and by which they have
transgressed against Me.
9 And it shall be to Me a name of joy, a praise and an honor before all the nations of the earth, who shall hear all the good that I do to them. And they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and for all the welfare that I am bringing to it.
10 Thus says Jehovah: Again there shall be heard in this place, which you say is
desolate without man and without beast, even in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of
Jerusalem that are desolate without man, and without inhabitant, and without beast;
11 the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice
of the bride, the voice of those who shall say, Praise Jehovah of Hosts, for Jehovah is
good, for His mercy is eternal; and the voice of those who shall bring the sacrifice
of praise into the house of Jehovah. For I will cause the captives of the land to return, as
at the first, says Jehovah.
12 Thus says Jehovah of Hosts: Again in this place which is desolate without man and
without beast, and in all its cities, there shall be a dwelling place of shepherds causing
their flocks to lie down.
13 In the cities of the mountains, in the cities of the valley, and in the cities of the south,
and in the land of Benjamin, and in the places around Jerusalem, and in the cities of
Judah, shall the flocks pass again under the hands of him who counts them, says Jehovah.
14 Behold, the days are coming, says Jehovah, that I will establish the good thing which
I have promised to the house of Israel and to the house of Judah.
15 In those days, and at that time, I will cause the Branch of Righteousness to grow up to
David; and He shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.
16 In those days Judah shall be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely. And this is the
name by which she shall be called: JEHOVAH OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
17 For thus says Jehovah, David shall never lack a man to sit on the throne of the house
18 nor shall the priests, the Levites, lack a man before Me to offer burnt offerings, and to
kindle grain offerings, and to sacrifice continually.
19 And the Word of Jehovah came unto Jeremiah, saying,
20 Thus says Jehovah: If you can break My covenant of the day and My covenant of the
night, so that there should not be day and night in their season,
21 then also may My covenant with David My servant be broken, that he should not
have a son to reign on his throne, and with the Levites the priests, My ministers.
22 As the host of the heavens cannot be numbered, nor the sand of the sea measured, so I will multiply the seed of David My servant and the Levites who serve Me.
23 Moreover the Word of Jehovah came unto Jeremiah, saying,
24 Do you not consider what this people have spoken, saying, The two families which
Jehovah has chosen, He has even cast them off? Thus they have despised My people, that
they should no more be a nation before them.
25 Thus says Jehovah: If My covenant is not with day and night, and if I have not
appointed the ordinances of the heavens and the earth,
26 then I will cast away the seed of Jacob, and David My servant, so that I will not take
any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. For I will bring
back their captives, and have mercy on them.