Jeremiah 30

Restoration for Israel and Judah

1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, 2 "Thus speaks the LORD God of Israel, saying: 'Write in a book for yourself all the words that I have spoken to you. 3 'For behold, the days are coming,' says the LORD, 'that a I will bring back from captivity My people Israel and Judah,' says the LORD. b 'And I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.' "

4 Now these are the words that the LORD spoke concerning Israel and Judah.

5 "For thus says the LORD:
'We have heard a voice of trembling,
Of 1 fear, and not of peace.
6 Ask now, and see,
Whether a 2 man is ever in 3 labor with child?
So why do I see every man with his hands on his loins
c Like a woman in labor,
And all faces turned pale?
7 d Alas! For that day is great,
e So that none is like it;
And it is the time of Jacob's trouble,
But he shall be saved out of it.

8 'For it shall come to pass in that day,'
Says the LORD of hosts,
' That I will break his yoke from your neck,
And will burst your bonds;
Foreigners shall no more enslave them.
9 But they shall serve the LORD their God,
And f David their king,
Whom I will g raise up for them.

10 'Therefore h do not fear, O My servant Jacob,' says the LORD,
'Nor be dismayed, O Israel;
For behold, I will save you from afar,
And your seed i from the land of their captivity.
Jacob shall return, have rest and be quiet,
And no one shall make him afraid.
11 For I am with j you,' says the LORD, 'to save you;
k Though I make a full end of all nations where I have scattered you,
l Yet I will not make a complete end of you.
But I will correct you m in justice,
And will not let you go altogether unpunished.'

12 "For thus says the LORD:
n 'Your affliction is incurable,
Your wound is severe.
13 There is no one to plead your cause,
That you may be bound up;
o You have no healing medicines.
14 p All your lovers have forgotten you;
They do not seek you;
For I have wounded you with the wound q of an enemy,
With the chastisement r of a cruel one,
For the multitude of your iniquities,
s Because your sins have increased.
15 Why t do you cry about your affliction?
Your sorrow is incurable.
Because of the multitude of your iniquities,
Because your sins have increased,
I have done these things to you.
16 'Therefore all those who devour you u shall be devoured;
And all your adversaries, every one of them, shall go into v captivity;
Those who plunder you shall become w plunder,
And all who prey upon you I will make a x prey.
17 y For I will restore health to you
And heal you of your wounds,' says the LORD,
'Because they called you an outcast saying:
"This is Zion;
No one seeks her." '

18 "Thus says the LORD:
'Behold, I will bring back the captivity of Jacob's tents,
And z have mercy on his dwelling places;
The city shall be built upon its own 4 mound,
And the palace shall remain according to its own plan.
19 Then a out of them shall proceed thanksgiving
And the voice of those who make merry;
b I will multiply them, and they shall not diminish;
I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.
20 Their children also shall be c as before,
And their congregation shall be established before Me;
And I will punish all who oppress them.
21 Their nobles shall be from among them,
d And their governor shall come from their midst;
Then I will e cause him to draw near,
And he shall approach Me;
For who is this who pledged his heart to approach Me?' says the LORD.
22 'You shall be f My people,
And I will be your God.' "

23 Behold, the g whirlwind of the LORD
Goes forth with fury,
A 5 continuing whirlwind;
It will fall violently on the head of the wicked.
24 The fierce anger of the LORD will not return until He has done it,
And until He has performed the intents of His heart.
h In the latter days you will consider it.

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 53:6
    Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out...
    Jeremiah 29:14
    I will be found by you, says the LORD, and I wi...
    Jeremiah 30:18
    Thus says the LORD: 'Behold, I will bring back ...
    Jeremiah 32:44
    'Men will buy fields for money, sign deeds and ...
    Ezekiel 39:25
    Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: 'Now I will b...
    Amos 9:14
    I will bring back the captives of My people Isr...
    Zephaniah 3:20
    At that time I will bring you back, Even at the...
  2. Cross References
    Jeremiah 16:15
    But, 'The LORD lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them.' For I will bring them back into their land which I gave to their fathers.
    Ezekiel 20:42
    Then you shall know that I am the LORD, when I bring you into the land of Israel, into the country for which I raised My hand in an oath to give to your fathers.
    Ezekiel 36:24
    For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land.
  3. Cross References
    Jeremiah 4:31
    "For I have heard a voice as of a woman in labor, The anguish as of her who brings forth her first child, The voice of the daughter of Zion bewailing herself; She spreads her hands, saying, 'Woe is me now, for my soul is weary Because of murderers!'
    Jeremiah 6:24
    We have heard the report of it; Our hands grow feeble. Anguish has taken hold of us, Pain as of a woman in labor.
  4. Cross References
    Isaiah 2:12
    For the day of the LORD of hosts Shall come upon everything proud and lofty, Upon everything lifted up - And it shall be brought low -
    Hosea 1:11
    Then the children of Judah and the children of Israel Shall be gathered together, And appoint for themselves one head; And they shall come up out of the land, For great will be the day of Jezreel!
    Joel 2:11
    The LORD gives voice before His army, For His camp is very great; For strong is the One who executes His word. For the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; Who can endure it?
    Amos 5:18
    Woe to you who desire the day of the LORD! For what good is the day of the LORD to you? It will be darkness, and not light.
    Zephaniah 1:14
    The great day of the LORD is near; It is near and hastens quickly. The noise of the day of the LORD is bitter; There the mighty men shall cry out.
  5. Cross References
    Lamentations 1:12
    Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by? Behold and see If there is any sorrow like my sorrow, Which has been brought on me, Which the LORD has inflicted In the day of His fierce anger.
    Daniel 9:12
    And He has confirmed His words, which He spoke against us and against our judges who judged us, by bringing upon us a great disaster; for under the whole heaven such has never been done as what has been done to Jerusalem.
    Daniel 12:1
    At that time Michael shall stand up, The great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people; And there shall be a time of trouble, Such as never was since there was a nation, Even to that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered, Every one who is found written in the book.
  6. Cross References
    Isaiah 55:3
    Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you - The sure mercies of David.
    Ezekiel 34:23
    I will establish one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them - My servant David. He shall feed them and be their shepherd.
    Ezekiel 37:24
    David My servant shall be king over them, and they shall all have one shepherd; they shall also walk in My judgments and observe My statutes, and do them.
    Hosea 3:5
    Afterward the children of Israel shall return and seek the LORD their God and David their king. They shall fear the LORD and His goodness in the latter days.
  7. Cross References
    Luke 1:69
    And has raised up a horn of salvation for us In the house of His servant David.
    Acts 2:30
    Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his body, according to the flesh, He would raise up the Christ to sit on his throne.
    Acts 13:23
    From this man's seed, according to the promise, God raised up for Israel a Savior - Jesus -
  8. Cross References
    Isaiah 41:13
    For I, the LORD your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, 'Fear not, I will help you.
    Isaiah 43:5
    Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your descendants from the east, And gather you from the west.
    Isaiah 44:2
    Thus says the LORD who made you And formed you from the womb, who will help you: 'Fear not, O Jacob My servant; And you, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen.
    Jeremiah 46:27
    But do not fear, O My servant Jacob, And do not be dismayed, O Israel! For behold, I will save you from afar, And your offspring from the land of their captivity; Jacob shall return, have rest and be at ease; No one shall make him afraid.
    Jeremiah 46:28
    Do not fear, O Jacob My servant," says the LORD, "For I am with you; For I will make a complete end of all the nations To which I have driven you, But I will not make a complete end of you. I will rightly correct you, For I will not leave you wholly unpunished.
  9. Cross References
    Jeremiah 3:18
    In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given as an inheritance to your fathers.
  10. Cross References
    Isaiah 43:2 - 5
    When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you.
  11. Cross References
    Amos 9:8
    Behold, the eyes of the Lord GOD are on the sinful kingdom, And I will destroy it from the face of the earth; Yet I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob," Says the LORD.
  12. Cross References
    Jeremiah 4:27
    For thus says the LORD: "The whole land shall be desolate; Yet I will not make a full end.
    Jeremiah 46:27
    But do not fear, O My servant Jacob, And do not be dismayed, O Israel! For behold, I will save you from afar, And your offspring from the land of their captivity; Jacob shall return, have rest and be at ease; No one shall make him afraid.
    Jeremiah 46:28
    Do not fear, O Jacob My servant," says the LORD, "For I am with you; For I will make a complete end of all the nations To which I have driven you, But I will not make a complete end of you. I will rightly correct you, For I will not leave you wholly unpunished.
  13. Cross References
    Psalms 6:1
    O LORD, do not rebuke me in Your anger, Nor chasten me in Your hot displeasure.
    Isaiah 27:8
    In measure, by sending it away, You contended with it. He removes it by His rough wind In the day of the east wind.
    Jeremiah 10:24
    O LORD, correct me, but with justice; Not in Your anger, lest You bring me to nothing.
    Jeremiah 46:28
    Do not fear, O Jacob My servant," says the LORD, "For I am with you; For I will make a complete end of all the nations To which I have driven you, But I will not make a complete end of you. I will rightly correct you, For I will not leave you wholly unpunished.
  14. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 36:16
    But they mocked the messengers of God, despised His words, and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against His people, till there was no remedy.
    Jeremiah 15:18
    Why is my pain perpetual And my wound incurable, Which refuses to be healed? Will You surely be to me like an unreliable stream, As waters that fail?
  15. Cross References
    Jeremiah 8:22
    Is there no balm in Gilead, Is there no physician there? Why then is there no recovery For the health of the daughter of my people?
  16. Cross References
    Jeremiah 22:20
    Go up to Lebanon, and cry out, And lift up your voice in Bashan; Cry from Abarim, For all your lovers are destroyed.
    Jeremiah 22:22
    The wind shall eat up all your rulers, And your lovers shall go into captivity; Surely then you will be ashamed and humiliated For all your wickedness.
    Lamentations 1:2
    She weeps bitterly in the night, Her tears are on her cheeks; Among all her lovers She has none to comfort her. All her friends have dealt treacherously with her; They have become her enemies.
  17. Cross References
    Job 13:24
    Why do You hide Your face, And regard me as Your enemy?
    Job 16:9
    He tears me in His wrath, and hates me; He gnashes at me with His teeth; My adversary sharpens His gaze on me.
    Job 19:11
    He has also kindled His wrath against me, And He counts me as one of His enemies.
  18. Cross References
    Job 30:21
    But You have become cruel to me; With the strength of Your hand You oppose me.
  19. Cross References
    Jeremiah 5:6
    Therefore a lion from the forest shall slay them, A wolf of the deserts shall destroy them; A leopard will watch over their cities. Everyone who goes out from there shall be torn in pieces, Because their transgressions are many; Their backslidings have increased.
  20. Cross References
    Jeremiah 15:18
    Why is my pain perpetual And my wound incurable, Which refuses to be healed? Will You surely be to me like an unreliable stream, As waters that fail?
  21. Cross References
    Exodus 23:22
    But if you indeed obey His voice and do all that I speak, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.
    Isaiah 41:11
    Behold, all those who were incensed against you Shall be ashamed and disgraced; They shall be as nothing, And those who strive with you shall perish.
    Jeremiah 10:25
    Pour out Your fury on the Gentiles, who do not know You, And on the families who do not call on Your name; For they have eaten up Jacob, Devoured him and consumed him, And made his dwelling place desolate.
  22. Cross References
    Isaiah 14:2
    Then people will take them and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess them for servants and maids in the land of the LORD; they will take them captive whose captives they were, and rule over their oppressors.
    Joel 3:8
    I will sell your sons and your daughters Into the hand of the people of Judah, And they will sell them to the Sabeans, To a people far off; For the LORD has spoken.
  23. Cross References
    Isaiah 33:1
    Woe to you who plunder, though you have not been plundered; And you who deal treacherously, though they have not dealt treacherously with you! When you cease plundering, You will be plundered; When you make an end of dealing treacherously, They will deal treacherously with you.
    Ezekiel 39:10
    They will not take wood from the field nor cut down any from the forests, because they will make fires with the weapons; and they will plunder those who plundered them, and pillage those who pillaged them," says the Lord GOD.
  24. Cross References
    Jeremiah 2:3
    Israel was holiness to the LORD, The firstfruits of His increase. All that devour him will offend; Disaster will come upon them," says the LORD.'
  25. Cross References
    Exodus 15:26
    And said, "If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.
    Psalms 107:20
    He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.
    Isaiah 30:26
    Moreover the light of the moon will be as the light of the sun, And the light of the sun will be sevenfold, As the light of seven days, In the day that the LORD binds up the bruise of His people And heals the stroke of their wound.
    Jeremiah 33:6
    Behold, I will bring it health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth.
  26. Cross References
    Psalms 102:13
    You will arise and have mercy on Zion; For the time to favor her, Yes, the set time, has come.
  27. Cross References
    Psalms 126:1
    When the LORD brought back the captivity of Zion, We were like those who dream.
    Psalms 126:2
    Then our mouth was filled with laughter, And our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them.
    Isaiah 51:11
    So the ransomed of the LORD shall return, And come to Zion with singing, With everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness; Sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
    Jeremiah 31:4
    Again I will build you, and you shall be rebuilt, O virgin of Israel! You shall again be adorned with your tambourines, And shall go forth in the dances of those who rejoice.
    Zephaniah 3:14
    Sing, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem!
  28. Cross References
    Isaiah 49:19 - 21
    For your waste and desolate places, And the land of your destruction, Will even now be too small for the inhabitants; And those who swallowed you up will be far away.
    Jeremiah 23:3
    But I will gather the remnant of My flock out of all countries where I have driven them, and bring them back to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase.
    Jeremiah 33:22
    'As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, nor the sand of the sea measured, so will I multiply the descendants of David My servant and the Levites who minister to Me.'"
    Zechariah 10:8
    I will whistle for them and gather them, For I will redeem them; And they shall increase as they once increased.
  29. Cross References
    Isaiah 1:26
    I will restore your judges as at the first, And your counselors as at the beginning. Afterward you shall be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city.
  30. Cross References
    Genesis 49:10
    The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor a lawgiver from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes; And to Him shall be the obedience of the people.
  31. Cross References
    Numbers 16:5
    And he spoke to Korah and all his company, saying, "Tomorrow morning the LORD will show who is His and who is holy, and will cause him to come near to Him. That one whom He chooses He will cause to come near to Him.
    Psalms 65:4
    Blessed is the man You choose, And cause to approach You, That he may dwell in Your courts. We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Of Your holy temple.
  32. Cross References
    Exodus 6:7
    I will take you as My people, and I will be your God. Then you shall know that I am the LORD your God who brings you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
    Jeremiah 32:38
    They shall be My people, and I will be their God.
    Ezekiel 36:28
    Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; you shall be My people, and I will be your God.
    Hosea 2:23
    Then I will sow her for Myself in the earth, And I will have mercy on her who had not obtained mercy; Then I will say to those who were not My people, 'You are My people!' And they shall say, 'You are my God!'
    Zechariah 13:9
    I will bring the one -third through the fire, Will refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, And I will answer them. I will say, 'This is My people'; And each one will say, 'The LORD is my God.'
  33. Cross References
    Jeremiah 23:19
    Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD has gone forth in fury - A violent whirlwind! It will fall violently on the head of the wicked.
    Jeremiah 23:20
    The anger of the LORD will not turn back Until He has executed and performed the thoughts of His heart. In the latter days you will understand it perfectly.
    Jeremiah 25:32
    Thus says the LORD of hosts: "Behold, disaster shall go forth From nation to nation, And a great whirlwind shall be raised up From the farthest parts of the earth.
  34. Cross References
    Genesis 49:1
    And Jacob called his sons and said, "Gather together, that I may tell you what shall befall you in the last days:
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