God Will Restore Them

14 (A)Therefore behold, days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when it will no longer be said, ‘As the Lord lives, who (B)brought up the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt,’ 15 but, ‘As the Lord lives, who brought up the sons of Israel from the (C)land of the north and from all the lands where He had banished them.’ For I will restore them to their own land which I gave to their fathers.

16 “Behold, I am going to send for many (D)fishermen,” declares the Lord, “and they will fish for them; and afterward I will send for many hunters, and they will (E)hunt them (F)from every mountain and every hill and from the clefts of the rocks. 17 (G)For My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from My face, (H)nor is their wrongdoing concealed from My eyes. 18 I will first repay them (I)double for their wrongdoing and their sin, because they have (J)defiled My land; they have filled My inheritance with the carcasses of their (K)detestable idols and their abominations.”

19 Lord, my (L)strength and my stronghold,
And my (M)refuge in the day of distress,
To You the (N)nations will come
From the ends of the earth and say,
“Our fathers have inherited nothing but (O)falsehood,
Futility, and [a](P)things of no benefit.”
20 Can a person make gods for himself?
But they are (Q)not gods!

21 “Therefore behold, I am going to make them know—
This time I will (R)make them know
My [b]power and My might;
And they will (S)know that My name is the Lord.”

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 16:19 Lit there is nothing profitable in them
  2. Jeremiah 16:21 Lit hand