The Bible in Its Traditions

Jeremiah 33:14–26

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14  Behold, the days come, saith YHWH, that I will perform that good word which I have spoken concerning the house of Israel and concerning the house of Judah.

15  In those days, and at that time, will I cause a shoot of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.

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16  In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely; and this is the name whereby she shall be called, YHWH is our righteousness.

16  In those days, Judah will be saved, and Jerusalem will live in confidence. And this is the name that they will call him: ‘The Lord, our Just One.’

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17  For thus saith YHWH: There shall not be cut off unto David a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel;

17  For thus says the LORD, David shall never lack an heir to sit on the throne of the house of Israel;

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18  neither shall there be cut off unto the priests the Levites a man before Me to offer burnt-offerings, and to burn meal-offerings, and to do sacrifice continually.

18  And there shall not cease to be a man from the priests and from the Levites before my face, who offers holocausts, and burns sacrifices, and kills victims, for days without end.”

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19  And the word of YHWH came unto Jeremiah, saying

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20  Thus saith YHWH: If ye can break My covenant with the day, and My covenant with the night, so that there should not be day and night in their season;

20  “Thus says the Lord: If my covenant with the day is able to be nullified, or my covenant with the night, such that there would be no day and no night in their time,

20  Thus says the LORD: if they can break my ordinances of the day, and my ordinances of the night, so that there should not be day and night in their appointed time;

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21  Then may also My covenant be broken with David My servant, that he should not have a son to reign upon his throne; and with the Levites the priests, My ministers.

21  then, too, my covenant with David, my servant, may be nullified, such that he would not have a son who reigns upon his throne, with both the Levites and the priests as my ministers.

22  As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured; so will I multiply the seed of David My servant, and the Levites that minister unto Me.

22  Just as the stars of heaven are not able to be numbered, and the sand of the sea is not able to be measured, so will I multiply the offspring of David, my servant, and the Levites, my ministers.”

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23  And the word of YHWH came to Jeremiah, saying

23  Moreover the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying,

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24  'Considerest thou not what this people have spoken, saying: The two families which YHWH did choose, He hath cast them off? and they contemn My people, that they should be no more a nation before them.

24  “Have you not seen what this people has spoken? They say: ‘The two families which the Lord had chosen have been rejected.’ And so they have despised my people, as if they were no longer a nation in their sight.

24  Have you not considered what this people are saying, The two families which the LORD has chosen, he has rejected? Thus they have provoked my people to anger, that they should be no more a nation before me.

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25  Thus saith YHWH: If My covenant be not with day and night, if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth;

25  Thus says the Lord: If I have not established my covenant with the day and the night, and my laws over heaven and earth,

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26  then will I also cast away the seed of Jacob, and of David My servant, so that I will not take of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; for I will cause their captivity to return, and will have compassion on them.'

26  then truly I will also cast aside the offspring of Jacob, and of David, my servant, so that I do not take up any of his offspring to be leaders over the offspring of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. For I will lead back their turning way, and I will take pity on them.”

26  Then I will reject the descendants of Jacob and of David my servant so that I will not take any of his descendants to be rulers over the house of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; for I will bring them back from their exile and will have mercy upon them.