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JEREMIAH

24The fierce anger of the Lord 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.
31At that time, saith the Lord,
Will I be the God of all the families of Israel,
And they shall be My people.
 
2Thus saith the Lord:
The people that were left of the sword
Have found grace in the wilderness,
Even Israel, when I go to cause him to rest.
3'From afar the Lord appeared unto me.'
'Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love;
Therefore with affection have I drawn thee.
4Again will I build thee, and thou shalt be built,
O virgin of Israel;
Again shalt thou be adorned with thy tabrets,
And shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry.
5Again shalt thou plant vineyards upon the mountains of Samaria;
The planters shall plant, and shall have the use thereof.
6For there shall be a day,
That the watchmen shall call upon the mount Ephraim:
Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion,
Unto the Lord our God.'
 
7For thus saith the Lord:
Sing with gladness for Jacob,
And shout at the head of the nations;
Announce ye, praise ye, and say:
'O Lord, save Thy people,
The remnant of Israel.'
8Behold, I will bring them from the north country,
And gather them from the uttermost parts of the earth,
And with them the blind and the lame,
The woman with child and her that travaileth with child together;
A great company shall they return hither.
9They shall come with weeping,
And with supplications will I lead them;
I will cause them to walk by rivers of waters,
In a straight way wherein they shall not stumble;
For I am become a father to Israel,
And Ephraim is My first-born.
 
10Hear the word of the Lord, O ye nations,
And declare it in the isles afar off, and say:
'He that scattered Israel doth gather him,
And keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.'
11For the Lord hath ransomed Jacob,
And He redeemeth him from the hand of him that is stronger than he.
12And they shall come and sing in the height of Zion,
And shall flow unto the goodness of the Lord,
To the corn, and to the wine, and to the oil,
And to the young of the flock and of the herd;
And their soul shall be as a watered garden,
And they shall not pine any more at all.
13Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance,

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