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For I, the Lord, affirm[a] that the time will come when I will reverse the plight[b] of my people, Israel and Judah,’ says the Lord. ‘I will bring them back to the land I gave their ancestors[c] and they will take possession of it once again.’”[d]

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  1. Jeremiah 30:3 tn Heb “Oracle of the Lord.”
  2. Jeremiah 30:3 tn Heb “restore the fortune.” For the translation and meaning of this idiom, see the note at 29:14.
  3. Jeremiah 30:3 tn Heb “fathers.”
  4. Jeremiah 30:3 sn As the nations of Israel and Judah were united in their sin and suffered the same fate—that of exile and dispersion—(cf. Jer 3:8; 5:11; 11:10, 17), so they will ultimately be regathered from the nations and rejoined under one king, a descendant of David; and will regain possession of their ancestral lands. The prophets of both the eighth and seventh century looked forward to this ideal (see, e.g., Hos 1:11 (2:2 HT); Isa 11:11-13; Jer 23:5-6; 30:3; 33:7; Ezek 37:15-22). This has already been anticipated in Jer 3:18.