Promise of Restoration
33:1 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto
Jeremiah the second time, while he was yet shut up in the
court of the prison, saying,
33:2 Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that
formed it, to establish it; the LORD is his name;
33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee
great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
33:4 For thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning
the houses of this city, and concerning the houses of the
kings of Judah, which are thrown down by the mounts, and by
33:5 They come to fight with the Chaldeans, but it is to
fill them with the dead bodies of men, whom I have slain in
mine anger and in my fury, and for all whose wickedness I
have hid my face from this city.
33:6 Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will
cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace
33:7 And I will cause the captivity of Judah and the
captivity of Israel to return, and will build them, as at
33:8 And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity,
whereby they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all
their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they
have transgressed against me.
33:9 And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an
honour before all the nations of the earth, which shall hear
all the good that I do unto them: and they shall fear and
tremble for all the goodness and for all the prosperity that
I procure unto it.
33:10 Thus saith the LORD; Again there shall be heard in
this place, which ye say shall be desolate without man and
without beast, even in the cities of Judah, and in the
streets of Jerusalem, that are desolate, without man, and
without inhabitant, and without beast,
33:11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the
voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the
voice of them that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts: for
the LORD is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: and of
them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house
of the LORD. For I will cause to return the captivity of the
land, as at the first, saith the LORD.
33:12 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Again in this place,
which is desolate without man and without beast, and in all
the cities thereof, shall be an habitation of shepherds
causing their flocks to lie down.
33:13 In the cities of the mountains, in the cities of the
vale, and in the cities of the south, and in the land of
Benjamin, and in the places about Jerusalem, and in the
cities of Judah, shall the flocks pass again under the hands
of him that telleth them, saith the LORD.
33:14 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will
perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house
of Israel and to the house of Judah.
33:15 In those days, and at that time, will I cause the
Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall
execute judgment and righteousness in the land.
33:16 In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem
shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall
be called, The LORD our righteousness.
33:17 For thus saith the LORD; David shall never want a man
to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel;
33:18 Neither shall the priests the Levites want a man
before me to offer burnt offerings, and to kindle meat
offerings, and to do sacrifice continually.
33:19 And the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah, saying,
33:20 Thus saith the LORD; If ye can break my covenant of
the day, and my covenant of the night, and that there should
not be day and night in their season;
33:21 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.
33:22 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.
33:23 Moreover the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah,
33:24 Considerest thou not what this people have spoken,
saying, The two families which the LORD hath chosen, he hath
even cast them off? thus they have despised my people, that
they should be no more a nation before them.
33:25 Thus saith the LORD; If my covenant be not with day
and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of
heaven and earth;
33:26 Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob and David my
servant, so that I will not take any of his seed to be
rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I
will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy on