that time, declares Jehovah, aI
will be the God of all the families of Israel, and bthey
will be My people.
The people who survived the sword
Found favor in the wilderness —
Even Israel, when I
went to give him rest.
appeared to me from afar, saying
Indeed I have aloved
you with an eternal love,
Therefore I have bdrawn
you with lovingkindness.
you again, and you will be built,
O virgin of Israel.
Again you will adorn yourself with your tambourines
And will go forth in the dance of those who make merry.
you will plant vineyards
On the mountains of Samaria;
The planters will plant
And will partake of the fruit
there will be a day when
watchmen call out
In the hill country of Ephraim, Saying
and let us go up to Zion,
To Jehovah our God.
thus says Jehovah,
Give a ringing shout with joy for Jacob,
And cry out at the head of the nations;
Announce, praise, and say,
O Jehovah, save Your people,
The remnant of Israel.
From the land of the north,
And I will bgather
them from the uttermost parts of the earth,
The blind and the lame among them,
The pregnant woman and she who is travailing together,
A great assembly; they will return here.
will come with aweeping
And with supplications I will lead them.
I will cause them to walk by the bwaterbrooks
In a straight way, in which they will not stumble;
For I am a cFather
And Ephraim is My dfirstborn
the word of Jehovah, O nations,
And declare in the coastlands from afar,
And say, He who scattered Israel will gather him
And keep him, as a shepherd his flock.
Jehovah has aransomed
And redeemed him from the hand of one stronger than he.
they will come and sing in the aheight
And they will flow forth to the bgoodness
of Jehovah —
To the grain and to the new wine and to the fresh oil
And to the young of the flock and of the herd;
And their soul will be like a cwatered
And they will not dlanguish
the virgin will rejoice in the dance,
And the young men and the old men together,
And I will aturn
their mourning to gladness
And comfort them and cause them to rejoice after their sorrow.
I will fill the soul of the priests with abundance,
And My people will be satisfied with My goodness,
says Jehovah, aA
voice is heard in Ramah,
A wailing, a very bitter weeping.
Rachel is weeping for her children;
She refuses to be comforted for her children,
Because they are bno
Hold back your voice from weeping
And your eyes from tears;
For there is a reward for your work, declares Jehovah;
And they will return from the land of the enemy.
there is hope for your latter end, declares Jehovah,
children will return to their own border.
I have heard Ephraim lamenting,
You have chastised me, and I was chastised,
Like an untrained calf;
Bring me back that I may be restored,
For You are Jehovah my God.
after I aturned
back, I repented;
And after I was instructed,
I struck myself on the thigh.
I was ashamed and even confounded,
For I bear the reproach of my youth.
Ephraim a precious son to Me?
Or a child of My
For as often as I speak against him,
I surely remember him more;
Therefore My bowels moan for him;
I will surely have mercy on him, declares Jehovah.
up road markers for yourself;
Make signposts for yourself;
Pay attention to the highway,
The way you went;
Return, O virgin of Israel;
Return to these cities of yours.
long will you wander here and there,
O apostate daughter?
For Jehovah has created a new thing in the earth:
A female will encompass a mighty man.
says Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel, Once more they will say this word in the land of Judah and in its cities, when I turn again their captivity,
Jehovah bless you, O ahabitation
Judah and all its cities will dwell together in it, the farmers and they who wander with the flocks.
I have satisfied the weary soul and filled every languishing soul.
this I awoke and looked, and my sleep was pleasant to me.
, days are coming, declares Jehovah, when I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man and with the seed of beast.
as I have watched over them to pluck up and to break down and to overthrow and to destroy and to bring evil, so I will watch over them to build and to plant, declares Jehovah.
those days they will no longer say, aThe
fathers eat sour grapes,
And the children’s teeth are set on edge.
everyone will adie
for his own iniquity; every man who eats sour grapes, his own teeth will be set on edge.
, days are coming, declares Jehovah, when I will make a 1anew
covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah,
like the 1acovenant
which I made with their fathers in the day I btook
them by their hand to bring them out from the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, although I was their cHusband
, declares Jehovah.
this is the bcovenant
which I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares Jehovah: I will put My 1law
in their cinward
parts and 2dwrite
it upon their hearts; and eI
will be their 3God
, and they will be My people.
they will no longer teach, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, Know Jehovah; for all of them will 1aknow
Me, from the little one among them even to the great one among them, declares Jehovah, for I will 2bforgive
their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more 3
Who gives the asun
for light by day
And the order of the moon and the stars for light by night,
Who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar —
Jehovah of hosts is His name —
this order departs
From before Me, declares Jehovah,
Then the seed of Israel will also cease
From being a nation before Me 1forever
If the heavens above can be measured,
And the foundations of the earth below can be examined carefully,
Then I will also cast off all the seed of Israel
For all they have done, declares Jehovah.
, days are coming, declares Jehovah, when the city will be abuilt
unto Jehovah from the Tower of Hananel to the Corner Gate.
the measuring line will go out even
further beyond it to the hill of Gareb and will turn toward Goah.
the whole valley of corpses and of fatty ashes and all the fields as far as the brook of Kidron unto the corner of the Horse Gate toward the east will be aholy
to Jehovah; it will not be uprooted or torn down any more forever.