They Shall Be My People; I Will Be Their God

36 “Now therefore thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning this city of which you say, (A)‘It is given into the hand of the king of Babylon by sword, by famine, and by pestilence’: 37 (B)Behold, I will gather them from all the countries (C)to which I drove them in (D)my anger and my wrath and in great indignation. I will bring them back to this place, (E)and I will make them dwell in safety. 38 (F)And they shall be my people, and I will be their God. 39 (G)I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear me forever, (H)for their own good and the good of their children after them. 40 (I)I will make with them an everlasting covenant, that I will not turn away from doing good to them. (J)And I will put the fear of me in their hearts, that they may not turn from me. 41 (K)I will rejoice in doing them good, (L)and I will plant them in this land in faithfulness, with all my heart and all my soul.

42 “For thus says the Lord: (M)Just as I have brought all this great disaster upon this people, so I will bring upon them all the good that I promise them. 43 (N)Fields shall be bought in this land (O)of which you are saying, ‘It is a desolation, without man or beast; (P)it is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.’ 44 Fields shall be bought for money, and (Q)deeds shall be signed and (R)sealed and (S)witnessed, (T)in the land of Benjamin, (U)in the places about Jerusalem, (V)and in the cities of Judah, (W)in the cities of the hill country, (X)in the cities of the Shephelah, and in the cities of the Negeb; for (Y)I will restore their fortunes, declares the Lord.”

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