|Jer 30:1 The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD:
|Jer 30:2 "Thus says the LORD God of Israel, 'Write in a book all the words which I have spoken to you.
|Jer 30:3 'For behold (hear this), the days are coming,' says the LORD, 'when I will restore the fortunes of My people Israel and Judah,' says the LORD, 'and I will return them to the land that I gave to their forefathers and they will take possession of it.'"
|Jer 30:4 ¶ Now these are the words the LORD spoke concerning Israel and Judah:
|Jer 30:5 ¶ "Thus says the LORD,
'We have heard a terrified voice
Of panic and dread, and there is no peace.
|Jer 30:6 'Ask now, and see
Whether a man can give birth [to a child].
Why then do I see every man
With his hands on his loins, as a woman in labor?
Why have all faces turned pale?
|Jer 30:7 'Alas! for that day is great,
There is none like it;
It is the time of Jacob's [unequaled] trouble,
But he will be saved from it. [Matt 24:29, 30; Rev 7:14]
|Jer 30:8 ¶ 'It shall come about on that day,' says the LORD of hosts, 'that I will break the yoke off your neck and I will tear off your bonds and force apart your shackles; and strangers will no longer make slaves of the people [of Israel].
|Jer 30:9 'But they shall serve the LORD their God and [the descendant of] David their King, whom I will raise up for them. [Jer 23:5]
|Jer 30:10 'Fear not, O Jacob My servant,' says the LORD,
'Nor be dismayed or downcast, O Israel;
For behold, I will save you from a distant land [of exile]
And your descendants from the land of their captivity.
Jacob will return and will be quiet and at ease,
And no one will make him afraid.
|Jer 30:11 'For I am with you,' says the LORD, 'to save you;
For I will destroy completely all the nations where I have scattered you,
But I will not destroy you completely.
But I will judge and discipline you fairly
And will by no means regard you as guiltless and leave you unpunished.'
|Jer 30:12 ¶ "For thus says the LORD,
'Your wound is incurable
And your injury is beyond healing.
|Jer 30:13 'There is no one to plead your cause;
No [device to close and allow the] healing of your wound,
No recovery for you.
|Jer 30:14 'All your lovers (allies) have forgotten you;
They do not seek and long for you.
For I have injured you with the wound of an enemy,
With the punishment of a cruel and merciless foe,
Because your guilt is great
And your sins are glaring and innumerable.
|Jer 30:15 'Why do you cry out over your injury [since it is the natural result of your sin]?
Your pain is incurable (deadly).
Because your guilt is great
And your sins are glaring and innumerable,
I have done these things to you.
|Jer 30:16 'Therefore all who devour you will be devoured;
And all your adversaries, every one of them, will go into captivity.
And they who plunder you will become plunder,
And all who prey upon you I will give for prey.
|Jer 30:17 'For I will restore health to you
And I will heal your wounds,' says the LORD,
'Because they have called you an outcast, saying:
"This is Zion; no one seeks her and no one cares for her."'
|Jer 30:18 ¶ "Thus says the LORD,
'Behold (hear this), I will restore the fortunes of the tents of Jacob
And have mercy on his dwelling places;
The city will be rebuilt on its [old, mound-like] ruin,
And the palace will stand on its rightful place.
|Jer 30:19 'From them (city, palace) will come [songs of] thanksgiving
And the voices of those who dance and celebrate.
And I will multiply them and they will not be diminished [in number];
I will also honor them and they will not be insignificant.
|Jer 30:20 'Their children too will be as in former times,
And their congregation will be established before Me;
And I will punish all their oppressors.
|Jer 30:21 'Their prince will be one of them,
And their ruler will come forward from among them.
I will bring him near and he shall approach Me,
For who is he who would have the boldness and would dare [on his own initiative] to risk his life to approach Me?' says the LORD.
|Jer 30:22 'Then you shall be My people,
And I will be your God.'" [Jer 7:23]
|Jer 30:23 ¶ Behold, the tempest of the LORD!
Wrath has gone forth,
A sweeping and gathering tempest;
It will burst on the head of the wicked.
|Jer 30:24 The fierce (righteous) anger of the LORD will not turn back
Until He has fulfilled and until He has accomplished
The intent of His heart (mind);
In the latter days you will understand this.