Deliverance from Captivity Promised

30 The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘(A)Write all the words which I have spoken to you in a book. For behold, (B)days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will (C)restore the [a]fortunes of My people (D)Israel and Judah.’ The Lord says, ‘I will also (E)bring them back to the land that I gave to their forefathers and they shall possess it.’”

Now these are the words which the Lord spoke concerning Israel and concerning Judah:

“For thus says the Lord,

[b]I have heard a sound of (F)terror,
Of dread, and there is no peace.
‘Ask now, and see
If a male can give birth.
Why do I see every man
With his hands on his loins, (G)as a woman in childbirth?
And why have all faces turned pale?
‘Alas! for that (H)day is great,
There is (I)none like it;
And it is the time of Jacob’s (J)distress,
But he will be (K)saved from it.

‘It shall come about on that day,’ declares the Lord of hosts, ‘that I will (L)break his yoke from off [c]their neck and will tear off [d]their (M)bonds; and strangers will no longer (N)make [e]them their slaves. But they shall serve the Lord their God and (O)David their king, whom I will raise up for them.

10 (P)Fear not, O Jacob My servant,’ declares the Lord,
‘And do not be dismayed, O Israel;
For behold, I will save you (Q)from afar
And your [f]offspring from the land of their captivity.
And Jacob will return and will be (R)quiet and at ease,
And (S)no one will make him afraid.
11 ‘For (T)I am with you,’ declares the Lord, ‘to save you;
For I will (U)destroy completely all the nations where I have scattered you,
Only I will (V)not destroy you completely.
But I will (W)chasten you justly
And will by no means leave you unpunished.’

12 “For thus says the Lord,
‘Your wound is incurable
And your (X)injury is serious.
13 ‘There is no one to plead your cause;
No healing for your sore,
(Y)No recovery for you.
14 ‘All your (Z)lovers have forgotten you,
They do not seek you;
For I have (AA)wounded you with the wound of an enemy,
With the (AB)punishment of a (AC)cruel one,
Because your (AD)iniquity is great
And your (AE)sins are numerous.
15 ‘Why do you cry out over your injury?
Your pain is incurable.
Because your iniquity is great
And your sins are numerous,
I have done these things to you.
16 ‘Therefore all who (AF)devour you will be devoured;
And all your adversaries, every one of them, (AG)will go into captivity;
And those who plunder you will be for plunder,
And all who prey upon you I will give for prey.
17 ‘For I will [g]restore you to [h](AH)health
And I will heal you of your wounds,’ declares the Lord,
‘Because they have called you an (AI)outcast, saying:
“It is Zion; no one [i]cares for her.”’

Restoration of Jacob

18 “Thus says the Lord,
‘Behold, I will (AJ)restore the [j]fortunes of the tents of Jacob
And (AK)have compassion on his dwelling places;
And the (AL)city will be rebuilt on its ruin,
And the (AM)palace will stand on its rightful place.
19 ‘From them will proceed (AN)thanksgiving
And the voice of those who [k](AO)celebrate;
And I will (AP)multiply them and they will not be diminished;
I will also (AQ)honor them and they will not be insignificant.
20 [l]Their children also will be as formerly,
And [m]their congregation shall be (AR)established before Me;
And I will punish all [n]their oppressors.
21 [o]Their (AS)leader shall be one of them,
And [p]their ruler shall come forth from [q]their midst;
And I will (AT)bring him near and he shall approach Me;
For [r]who would dare to risk his life to (AU)approach Me?’ declares the Lord.
22 ‘You shall be (AV)My people,
And I will be your God.’”

23 Behold, the (AW)tempest of the Lord!
Wrath has gone forth,
A [s]sweeping tempest;
It will burst on the head of the wicked.
24 The (AX)fierce anger of the Lord will not turn back
Until He has performed and until He has accomplished
The intent of His heart;
In the (AY)latter days you will understand this.


  1. Jeremiah 30:3 Or captivity
  2. Jeremiah 30:5 Lit We
  3. Jeremiah 30:8 So Gr; Heb your
  4. Jeremiah 30:8 So Gr; Heb your
  5. Jeremiah 30:8 Lit him their slave
  6. Jeremiah 30:10 Lit seed
  7. Jeremiah 30:17 Lit cause to go up
  8. Jeremiah 30:17 Or healing
  9. Jeremiah 30:17 Lit is seeking
  10. Jeremiah 30:18 Or captivity
  11. Jeremiah 30:19 Or dance
  12. Jeremiah 30:20 Lit His
  13. Jeremiah 30:20 Lit his
  14. Jeremiah 30:20 Lit his
  15. Jeremiah 30:21 Lit his
  16. Jeremiah 30:21 Lit his
  17. Jeremiah 30:21 Lit his
  18. Jeremiah 30:21 Lit who is he that gives his heart in pledge
  19. Jeremiah 30:23 Or raging