Jeremiah 31New Century Version (NCV)
The New Israel
31 The Lord says, “At that time I will be God of all Israel’s family groups, and they will be my people.”
2 This is what the Lord says:
“The people who were not killed by the enemy’s sword
3 And from far away the Lord appeared to his people and said,
“I love you people
7 This is what the Lord says:
“Be happy and sing for the people of Jacob.
10 “Nations, listen to the message from the Lord.
15 This is what the Lord says:
“A voice was heard in Ramah
16 But this is what the Lord says:
18 “I have heard Israel moaning:
20 “You know that Israel is my dear son,
21 “People of Israel, fix the road signs.
23 The Lord All-Powerful, the God of Israel, says: “I will again do good things for the people of Judah. At that time the people in the land of Judah and its towns will again use these words: ‘May the Lord bless you, home of what is good, holy mountain.’ 24 People in all the towns of Judah will live together in peace. Farmers and those who move around with their flocks will live together in peace. 25 I will give rest and strength to those who are weak and tired.”
26 After hearing that, I, Jeremiah, woke up and looked around. My sleep had been very pleasant.
27 The Lord says, “The time is coming when I will help the families of Israel and Judah and their children and animals to grow. 28 In the past I watched over Israel and Judah, to pull them up and tear them down, to destroy them and bring them disaster. But now I will watch over them to build them up and make them strong,” says the Lord.
29 “At that time people will no longer say:
‘The parents have eaten sour grapes,
30 Instead, each person will die for his own sin; the person who eats sour grapes will grind his own teeth.
The New Agreement
31 “Look, the time is coming,” says the Lord,
The Lord Will Never Leave Israel
35 The Lord makes the sun shine in the day
This is what the Lord says:
36 “Only if these laws should ever fail,”
37 This is what the Lord says:
“Only if people can measure the sky above
The New Jerusalem
38 The Lord says, “The time is coming when Jerusalem will be rebuilt for me—everything from the Tower of Hananel to the Corner Gate. 39 The measuring line will stretch from the Corner Gate straight to the hill of Gareb. Then it will turn to the place named Goah. 40 The whole valley where dead bodies and ashes are thrown, and all the terraces out to the Kidron Valley on the east as far as the corner of the Horse Gate—all that area will be holy to the Lord. The city of Jerusalem will never again be torn down or destroyed.”
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