The Bible in Its Traditions

Jeremiah 30:1–24

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The word that came to Jeremiah from YHWH, saying

This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying

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'Thus speaketh YHWH, the God of Israel, saying: Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book.

Jer37:2  Thus speaks the Lord God of Israel, saying, Write all the words which I have spoken to thee in a book.

“Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, saying: You shall write in a book all the words that I have spoken to you.

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For, lo, the days come, saith YHWH, that I will turn the captivity of My people Israel and Judah, saith the YHWH; and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.'

Jer37:3  For, behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will bring back the captivity of my people Israel and Juda, said the Lord: and I will bring them back to the land which I gave to their fathers, and they shall be lords of it.

For behold, the days are approaching, says the Lord, when I will convert the turning away of my people, Israel and Judah, says the Lord. And I will return them to the land which I gave to their fathers, and they will possess it.”

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And these are the words that YHWH spoke concerning Israel and concerning Judah.

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For thus saith YHWH: We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace.

Jer37:5  Thus said the Lord: Ye shall hear a sound of fear, there is fear, and there is not peace.

For thus says the Lord: ‘We have heard a voice of terror. There is dread, and there is no peace.’

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Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child; wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?

Jer37:6  Enquire, and see if a male has born a child? and ask concerning the fear, wherein they shall hold their loins, and look for safety: for I have seen every man, and his hands are on his loins; their faces are turned to paleness.

Inquire and see, does a male give birth? Then why have I seen every man with his hand on his lower back, like a woman bearing a child? And why have all of their faces turned pale?

Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it; and it is a time of trouble unto Jacob, but out of it shall he be saved.

Jer37:7  For that day is great, and there is not such another; and it is a time of straitness to Jacob; but he shall be saved out of it.

Woe! For that day is great, and there is nothing like it. For it is the time of tribulation for Jacob, but he will be saved from it.

And it shall come to pass in that day, saith YHWH of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bands; and strangers shall no more make him their bondman;

Jer37:8  In that day, said the Lord, I will break the yoke off their neck, and will burst their bonds, and they shall no longer serve strangers

And this shall be in that day, says the Lord of hosts: I will crush his yoke from your neck, and I will break open his bands. And strangers will no longer rule over him.

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But they shall serve YHWH their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.

Instead, they will serve the Lord their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up for them.

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10  Therefore fear thou not, O Jacob My servant, saith YHWH; neither be dismayed, O Israel; for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall again be quiet and at ease, and none shall make him afraid.

10  Therefore, O my servant Jacob, you should not be afraid, says the Lord, and you should not be frightened, O Israel. For behold, I will save you from a far away land, and your offspring from the land of their captivity. And Jacob will return and have rest, and he shall flow with every good thing. And there will be no one for him to dread.

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11  For I am with thee, saith YHWH, to save thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have scattered thee, but I will not make a full end of thee; for I will correct thee in measure, and will not utterly destroy thee.

11  For I am with you, says the Lord, so that I may save you. For I will bring about the consummation of all the nations, among which I have scattered you. But I will not bring about your consummation. Instead, I will chastise you in judgment, so that you will not seem innocent to yourself.”

11  Fear not, O my servant Jacob, says the LORD, for I am with you to save you, says the LORD; for I will make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered you, yet I will not make a full end of you; but I will correct you justly, and will not declare you innocent.

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12  For thus saith YHWH: Thy hurt is incurable, and thy wound is grievous.

Jer37:12  Thus saith the Lord; I have brought on thee destruction; thy stroke is painful.

12  For thus says the Lord: “Your fracture is incurable; your wound is very serious.

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13  None deemeth of thy wound that it may be bound up; thou hast no healing medicines.

Jer37:13  There is none to judge thy cause: thou hast been painfully treated for healing, there is no help for thee.

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14  All thy lovers have forgotten thee, they seek thee not; for I have wounded thee with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel one; for the greatness of thine iniquity, because thy sins were increased.

14  All your lovers have forgotten you, and they will not seek you. For I have wounded you with the strike of an enemy, with a cruel chastisement. Your sins have become hardened because of the multitude of your iniquities.

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15  Why criest thou for thy hurt, that thy pain is incurable? For the greatness of thine iniquity, because thy sins were increased, I have done these things unto thee.

Jer37:15  Thy sins have abounded beyond the multitude of thine iniquities, therefore they have done these things to thee. Therefore all that devour thee shall be eaten, and all thine enemies shall eat all their own flesh.

15  Why do you cry out over your affliction? Your pain is incurable. I have done these things to you because of the multitude of your iniquity and because of your hardened sins.

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16  Therefore all they that devour thee shall be devoured, and all thine adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon thee will I give for a prey.

Jer37:16  And they that spoil thee shall become a spoil, and I will give up to be plundered all that have plundered thee.

16  Because of this, all those who devour you, will be devoured. And all your enemies will be led into captivity. And those who devastate you, will be devastated. And all those who prey upon you, I will offer as a prey.

17  For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith YHWH; because they have called thee an outcast: 'She is Zion, there is none that careth for her.'

Jer37:17  For I will bring about thy healing, I will heal thee of thy grievous wound, saith the Lord; for thou art called Dispersed: she is your prey, for no one seeks after her.

17  For I will close up your scar, and I will heal you of your wounds, says the Lord. For they have called you an outcast, O Zion: ‘This is she who has no one asking for her.’ ”

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18  Thus saith YHWH: Behold, I will turn the captivity of Jacob's tents, and have compassion on his dwelling-places; and the city shall be builded upon her own mound, and the palace shall be inhabited upon its wonted place.

Jer37:18  Thus said the Lord; Behold, I will turn the captivity of Jacob, and will have pity upon his prisoners; and the city shall be built upon her hill, and the people shall settle after their manner.

18  Thus says the Lord: “Behold, I will turn back the turning away of the tabernacles of Jacob, and I will take pity on his roofs. And the city will be built up in her heights, and the temple will be founded according to its order.

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19  And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry; and I will multiply them, and they shall not be diminished, I will also increase them, and they shall not dwindle away.

Jer37:19  And there shall go forth from them singers, even the sound of men making merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not at all be diminished.

19  And praise will go forth from them, with the voice of those who play. And I will multiply them, and they will not be lessened. And I will glorify them, and they will not be weakened.

20  Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established before Me, and I will punish all that oppress them.

Jer37:20  And their sons shall go in as before, and their testimonies shall be established before me, and I will visit them that afflict them.

20  And their sons will be as in the beginning. And their assembly will remain in my sight. And I will visit against all those who trouble them.

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21  And their prince shall be of themselves, and their ruler shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto Me; for who is he that hath pledged his heart to approach unto Me? saith YHWH.

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22  And ye shall be My people, and I will be your God.

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23  Behold, a storm of YHWH is gone forth in fury, a sweeping storm; it shall whirl upon the head of the wicked.

Jer37:23  For the wrathful anger of the lord has gone forth, even a whirlwind of anger has gone forth: it shall come upon the ungodly.

23  Behold the whirlwind of the Lord, his fury going forth, a destroying storm! It will rest upon the head of the impious.

24  The fierce anger of YHWH shall not return, until He have executed, and till He have performed the purposes of His heart; in the end of days ye shall consider it.

Jer37:24  The fierce anger of the Lord shall not return, until he shall execute it, and until he shall establish the purpose of his heart: in the latter days ye shall know these things.

24  The Lord will not turn back the wrath of his indignation, until he has accomplished and completed the plan of his heart. In the last days, you shall understand these things.