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30.23
JEREMIAH

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.
11For I am with thee, saith the Lord, 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.
 
12For thus saith the Lord:
Thy hurt is incurable,
And thy wound is grievous.
13None deemeth of thy wound that it may be bound up;
Thou hast no healing medicines.
14All 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.
15Why 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.
16Therefore 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.
17For I will restore health unto thee,
And I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord;
Because they have called thee an outcast:
'She is [1]Zion, there is none that careth for her.'
 
18Thus saith the Lord:
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.
19And 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.
20Their children also shall be as aforetime,
And their congregation shall be established before Me,
And I will punish all that oppress them.
21And 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 the Lord.
22And ye shall be My people,
And I will be your God.
 
23Behold, a storm of the Lord is gone forth in fury,
A sweeping storm;
It shall whirl upon the head of the wicked.
  1. With a play on the meaning, a dry land.

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