Jer 29:1 And these are the words of the letter which
Yirmeyah the prophet sent from Yerushalayim to the rest of the
elders of the exile, and to the priests, and to the prophets and to
all the people whom Neḇuḵaḏnetstsar had exiled from Yerushalayim
to Baḇel –
Jer 29:2 after Yeḵonyah the sovereign, and the sovereigness mother,
and the eunuchs, and the heads of Yehuḏah and Yerushalayim, and the
craftsmen, and the smiths had gone into exile from Yerushalayim –
Jer 29:3 by the hand of El’asah son of Shaphan, and Gemaryah the son
of Ḥilqiyah, whom Tsiḏqiyah sovereign of Yehuḏah sent to Baḇel,
to Neḇuḵaḏnetstsar the sovereign of Baḇel, saying,
Jer 29:4 “Thus said Yahowah of hosts, Elohim of Yisra’ĕl, to all the
exiles whom I exiled from Yerushalayim to Baḇel,
Jer 29:5 ‘Build houses and dwell in them, plant gardens and eat
Jer 29:6 ‘Take wives and bring forth sons and daughters. And take
wives for your sons and give your daughters to husbands, and let
them bear sons and daughters, and be increased there, and not
Jer 29:7 ‘And seek the peace of the city where I have exiled you,
and pray to Yahowah for it, for in its peace you have peace.’
Jer 29:8 “For thus said Yahowah of hosts, Elohim of Yisra’ĕl, ‘Let
not your prophets and your diviners who are in your midst deceive
you, neither listen to the dreams which you are dreaming.
Jer 29:9 ‘For they are prophesying falsely to you in My Name. I have
not sent them,’ declares Yahowah.
Jer 29:10 “For thus said Yahowah, ‘When seventy years are completed,
at Baḇel I shall visit you and establish My good word toward you,
to bring you back to this place.
Jer 29:11 ‘For I know the plans I am planning for you,’ declares
Yahowah, ‘plans of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and
Jer 29:12 ‘Then you shall call on Me, and shall come and pray to Me,
and I shall listen to you.
Jer 29:13 ‘And you shall seek Me, and shall find Me, when you search
for Me with all your heart1. Footnote: 1Dt. 4:29, Joel 2:12.
Jer 29:14 ‘And I shall be found by you,’ declares Yahowah, ‘and I
shall turn back your captivity, and shall gather you from all the
gentiles and from all the places where I have driven you, declares
Yahowah. And I shall bring you back to the place from which I have
Jer 29:15 “Because you have said, ‘Yahowah has raised up prophets
for us in Baḇel’ –
Jer 29:16 thus said Yahowah concerning the sovereign who sits on the
throne of Dawiḏ, concerning all the people who dwell in this city,
and concerning your brothers who have not gone out with you into
Jer 29:17 thus said Yahowah of hosts, ‘See, I am sending on them the
sword, the scarcity of food, and the pestilence. And I shall make
them like spoilt figs, so spoilt as to be uneatable.
Jer 29:18 ‘And I shall pursue them with the sword, with scarcity of
food, and with pestilence. And I shall make them a horror among all
the reigns of the earth, to be a curse, and an astonishment, and a
hissing, and a reproach among all the gentiles where I have driven
Jer 29:19 ‘For they did not heed My words,’ declares Yahowah, ‘which
I sent to them by My servants the prophets, rising up early and
sending them, yet you did not listen,’ declares Yahowah.
Jer 29:20 “You, therefore, hear the word of Yahowah, all you exiles
whom I have sent from Yerushalayim to Baḇel.
Jer 29:21 “Thus said Yahowah of hosts, the Elohim of Yisra’ĕl,
concerning Aḥaḇ son of Qolayah, and Tsiḏqiyahu son of Ma’asĕyah,
who are prophesying falsely to you in My Name, ‘See, I am giving
them into the hand of Neḇuḵaḏretstsar sovereign of Baḇel, and he
shall smite them before your eyes.
Jer 29:22 ‘And because of them all the exiles of Yehuḏah who are in
Baḇel shall use a curse, saying, “Yahowah make you like Tsiḏqiyahu
and Aḥaḇ, whom the sovereign of Baḇel roasted in the fire,”
Jer 29:23 because they have done wickedness in Yisra’ĕl, and
committed adultery with their neighbours’ wives, and have spoken a
word in My Name falsely which I have not commanded them. And I am He
who knows, and a witness,’ declares Yahowah.
Jer 29:24 “And speak to Shemayahu the Neḥelamite, saying,
Jer 29:25 “Thus speaks Yahowah of hosts, the Elohim of Yisra’ĕl,
saying, ‘Because you have sent letters in your name to all the
people who are at Yerushalayim, to Tsephanyah son of Ma’asĕyah the
priest, and to all the priests, saying,
Jer 29:26 “Yahowah has made you priest instead of Yehoyaḏa the
priest, so that there are overseers in the House of Yahowah over
everyone who is mad and makes himself a prophet, that you should put
him in the stocks and in the iron collar.
Jer 29:27 “So why have you not reproved Yirmeyahu of Anathoth who
makes himself a prophet to you?
Jer 29:28 “For he has sent to us in Baḇel, saying, ‘This captivity
is long – build houses and dwell in them, and plant gardens and eat
their fruit.’ ” ‘ ”
Jer 29:29 And Tsephanyah the priest read this letter in the hearing
of Yirmeyahu the prophet.
Jer 29:30 Then the word of Yahowah came to Yirmeyahu, saying,
Jer 29:31 “Send to all those in exile, saying, ‘Thus said Yahowah
concerning Shemayah the Neḥelamite, “Because Shemayah has
prophesied to you, and I have not sent him, and he has made you to
trust on falsehood,”
Jer 29:32 therefore thus said Yahowah, “See, I am bringing
punishment upon Shemayah the Neḥelamite and his seed: he shall have
no one to dwell among this people, nor is he to see the good that I
am about to do for My people,” declares Yahowah, “because he has
spoken apostasy against Yahowah.” ‘ ”
Jer 30:1 The word that came to Yirmeyahu from Yahowah, saying,
Jer 30:2 “Thus spoke Yahowah Elohim of Yisra’ĕl, saying, ‘Write in a
book for yourself all the words that I have spoken to you.
Jer 30:3 ‘For look, the days are coming,’ declares Yahowah, ‘when I
shall turn back the captivity of My people Yisra’ĕl and Yehuḏah,’
declares Yahowah, ‘and I shall bring them back to the land that I
gave to their fathers, and let them possess it.’ ”
Jer 30:4 And these are the words Yahowah spoke concerning Yisra’ĕl
Jer 30:5 “For this is what Yahowah said, ‘We have heard a voice of
trembling, of fear, and not of peace.
Jer 30:6 ‘Ask now, and see if a man is giving birth. Why do I see
every man with his hands on his loins like a woman in labour, and
all faces turned pale?
Jer 30:7 ‘Oh! For great is that day, there is none like it. And it
is the time of Ya’aqoḇ’s distress, but he shall be saved out of it.
Jer 30:8 ‘And it shall be in that day,’ declares Yahowah of hosts,
‘that I break his yoke from your neck, and tear off your bonds, and
foreigners no more enslave them.
Jer 30:9 ‘And they shall serve Yahowah their Elohim and Dawiḏ their
sovereign, whom I raise up for them.
Jer 30:10 ‘And you, do not fear, O Ya’aqoḇ My servant,’ declares
Yahowah, ‘nor be discouraged, O Yisra’ĕl. For look, I am saving you
from afar, and your seed from the land of their captivity. And
Ya’aqoḇ shall return, and have rest and be at ease, with no one to
Jer 30:11 ‘For I am with you,’ declares Yahowah, ‘to save you.
Though I make a complete end of all gentiles1 where I have scattered
you, yet I do not make a complete end of you. But I shall reprove
you in judgment, and by no means leave you unpunished.’ Footnote:
1See 46:28, Isa. 34:2, Isa. 45:17, Dan. 2:44, Amos 9:8, Hag. 2:22.
Jer 30:12 “For thus said Yahowah, ‘Your breach is incurable, your
wound is grievous.
Jer 30:13 ‘No one pleads your cause, to bind up. There are no
healing medicines for you.
Jer 30:14 ‘All those loving you have forgotten you, they do not seek
you. For I smote you as an enemy smites, with cruel chastisement,
because your crookedness is great, your sins have increased.
Jer 30:15 ‘Why do you cry about your breach? Your pain is incurable.
Because of your many crookednesses, because your sins have
increased, I have done this to you.
Jer 30:16 ‘However, all those who devour you shall be devoured. And
all your adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity.
And those who exploit you shall be exploited, and all who prey upon
you I shall make a prey.
Jer 30:17 ‘For I restore health to you and heal you of your wounds,’
declares Yahowah, ‘for they have called you an outcast saying, “This
is Tsiyon, no one is seeking her.” ‘
Jer 30:18 “Thus said Yahowah, ‘See, I turn back the captivity of
Ya’aqoḇ’s tents, and have compassion on his dwelling places. And
the city shall be built upon its own mound, and the palace stand on
its right place.
Jer 30:19 ‘And out of them shall arise thanksgiving and the voice of
those who are laughing. And I shall increase them, and they shall
not diminish. And I shall esteem them, and they shall not be small.
Jer 30:20 ‘And his children shall be as before, and his congregation
shall be established before Me. And I shall punish all who oppress
Jer 30:21 ‘And his Prince shall be from him, and his Ruler shall
come from among him. And I shall bring him near, and he shall
approach Me, for who is this who pledged his heart to approach Me?’
Jer 30:22 ‘And you shall be My people, and I shall be your Elohim.’
Jer 30:23 See, the storm of Yahowah shall go forth in a rage, a
whirling storm! It bursts upon the head of the wrong.
Jer 30:24 The burning displeasure of Yahowah shall not turn back
until He has done and established the purposes of His heart. In the
latter days you shall understand it1. Footnote: 1See 23:20.
Jer 31:1 “At that time,” declares Yahowah, “I shall be the Elohim of
all the clans of Yisra’ĕl, and they shall be My people.”
Jer 31:2 Thus said Yahowah, “A people escaped from the sword found
favour in the wilderness, Yisra’ĕl, when it went to find rest.”
Jer 31:3 Yahowah appeared to me from afar, saying, “I have loved you
with an everlasting love, therefore I shall draw you with kindness.
Jer 31:4 “I am going to build you again. And you shall be rebuilt, O
maiden of Yisra’ĕl! Again you shall take up your tambourines, and go
forth in the dances of those who rejoice.
Jer 31:5 “Again you shall plant vines on the mountains of Shomeron.
The planters shall plant and treat them as common.
Jer 31:6 “For there shall be a day when the watchmen cry on Mount
Ephrayim, ‘Arise, and let us go up to Tsiyon, to Yahowah our
Jer 31:7 For thus said Yahowah, “Sing with gladness for Ya’aqoḇ,
and shout among the chief of the nations. Cry out, give praise, and
say, ‘O Yahowah, save Your people, the remnant of Yisra’ĕl!’
Jer 31:8 “See, I am bringing them from the land of the north, and
shall gather them from the ends of the earth, among them the blind
and the lame, those with child and those in labour, together – a
great assembly returning here.
Jer 31:9 “With weeping they shall come, and with their prayers I
bring them. I shall make them walk by rivers of waters, in a
straight way in which they do not stumble. For I shall be a Father
to Yisra’ĕl, and Ephrayim – he is My first-born.
Jer 31:10 “Hear the word of Yahowah, O gentiles, and declare it in
the isles afar off, and say, ‘He who scattered Yisra’ĕl gathers him,
and shall guard him as a shepherd his flock.’
Jer 31:11 “For Yahowah shall ransom Ya’aqoḇ, and redeem him from
the hand of one stronger than he.
Jer 31:12 “And they shall come in and shall sing on the height of
Tsiyon, and stream to the goodness of Yahowah, for grain and for new
wine and for oil, and for the young of the flock and the herd. And
their being shall be like a well-watered garden, and never languish
Jer 31:13 “Then shall a maiden rejoice in a dance, and young men and
old, together. And I shall turn their mourning to joy, and shall
comfort them, and shall make them rejoice from their sorrow,
Jer 31:14 and shall fill the being of the priests with fatness. And
My people shall be satisfied with My goodness,” declares Yahowah.
Jer 31:15 Thus said Yahowah, “A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing,
bitter weeping, Raḥĕl weeping for her children, refusing to be
comforted for her children, because they are no more.”
Jer 31:16 Thus said Yahowah, “Hold back your voice from weeping, and
your eyes from tears, for there is a reward for your work,” declares
Yahowah, “and they shall return from the land of the enemy.
Jer 31:17 “And there is expectancy for your latter end,” declares
Yahowah, “and your children shall return to their own country.
Jer 31:18 “I have clearly heard Ephrayim lamenting, ‘You have
chastised me, and I was chastised, like an untrained calf. Turn me
back, and I shall turn back, for You are Yahowah my Elohim.
Jer 31:19 ‘For after my turning back, I repented. And after I was
instructed, I struck myself on the thigh. I was ashamed, even
humiliated, for I bore the reproach of my youth.’
Jer 31:20 “Is Ephrayim a precious son to Me, a child of delights?
For though I spoke against him, I still remembered him. That is why
My affections were deeply moved for him. I have great compassion for
him,” declares Yahowah.
Jer 31:21 “Set up signposts, make landmarks; set your heart toward
the highway, the way in which you went. Turn back, O maiden of
Yisra’ĕl, turn back to these cities of yours!
Jer 31:22 “Till when would you turn here and there, O backsliding
daughter? For Yahowah has created what is new on earth: a woman
encompasses a man!”
Jer 31:23 Thus said Yahowah of hosts, the Elohim of Yisra’ĕl, “Let
them once again say this word in the land of Yehuḏah and in its
cities, when I turn back their captivity, ‘Yahowah bless you, O home
of righteousness, mountain of set-apartness!’
Jer 31:24 “And in Yehuḏah and all its cities farmers and those who
journey with flocks, shall dwell together.
Jer 31:25 “For I shall fill the weary being, and I shall replenish
every grieved being.”
Jer 31:26 At this I awoke and looked around, and my sleep was sweet
Jer 31:27 “See, the days are coming,” declares Yahowah, “that I
shall sow the house of Yisra’ĕl and the house of Yehuḏah with the
seed of man and the seed of beast.
Jer 31:28 “And it shall be, that as I have watched over them to
pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down, and to destroy, and
to afflict, so I shall watch over them to build and to plant,”
Jer 31:29 “In those days they shall no longer say, ‘The fathers ate
sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are blunted.’
Jer 31:30 “But each one shall die for his own crookedness – whoever
eats sour grapes, his teeth shall be blunted.
Jer 31:31 “See, the days are coming,” declares Yahowah, “when I
shall re-new my covenant with the house of Yisra’ĕl and with the
house of Yehuḏah1, Footnote: 1See Heb. 8:8-12, Heb. 10:16-17.
Jer 31:32 not like the covenant I made with their fathers in the day
when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of
Mitsrayim, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to
them,” declares Yahowah.
Jer 31:33 “For this is the covenant I shall make with the house of
Yisra’ĕl after those days, declares Yahowah: I shall put My Torah in
their inward parts, and write it on their hearts. And I shall be
their Elohim, and they shall be My people.
Jer 31:34 “And no longer shall they teach, each one his neighbour,
and each one his brother, saying, ‘Know Yahowah,’ for they shall all
know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,” declares
Yahowah. “For I shall forgive their crookedness, and remember their
sin no more.”
Jer 31:35 Thus said Yahowah, who gives the sun for a light by day,
and the laws of the moon and the stars for a light by night, who
stirs up the sea, and its waves roar – Yahowah of hosts is His Name:
Jer 31:36 “If these laws vanish from before Me,” declares Yahowah,
“then the seed of Yisra’ĕl shall also cease from being a nation
before Me forever.”
Jer 31:37 Thus said Yahowah, “If the heavens above could be
measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I
would also cast off all the seed of Yisra’ĕl for all that they have
done,” declares Yahowah.
Jer 31:38 “See, the days are coming,” declares Yahowah, “that the
city shall be built for Yahowah from the Tower of Ḥanan’ĕl to the
Jer 31:39 “And the measuring line shall again extend straight ahead
to the hill Garĕḇ, then it shall turn toward Go’ah.
Jer 31:40 “And all the valley of the dead bodies and of the ashes,
and all the fields as far as the wadi Qiḏron, to the corner of the
Horse Gate toward the east, is to be set-apart to Yahowah. It shall
not be plucked up or thrown down any more forever.”