Psalm 117

Praise the Lord,(A) all you nations;(B)
    extol him, all you peoples.
For great is his love(C) toward us,
    and the faithfulness of the Lord(D) endures forever.

Praise the Lord.[a]

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 117:2 Hebrew Hallelu Yah

Restoration of Israel

30 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Write(A) in a book all the words I have spoken to you. The days(B) are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will bring(C) my people Israel and Judah back from captivity[a] and restore(D) them to the land I gave their ancestors to possess,’ says the Lord.”

These are the words the Lord spoke concerning Israel and Judah: “This is what the Lord says:

“‘Cries of fear(E) are heard—
    terror, not peace.
Ask and see:
    Can a man bear children?
Then why do I see every strong man
    with his hands on his stomach like a woman in labor,(F)
    every face turned deathly pale?(G)
How awful that day(H) will be!
    No other will be like it.
It will be a time of trouble(I) for Jacob,
    but he will be saved(J) out of it.

“‘In that day,’ declares the Lord Almighty,
    ‘I will break the yoke(K) off their necks
and will tear off their bonds;(L)
    no longer will foreigners enslave them.(M)
Instead, they will serve the Lord their God
    and David(N) their king,(O)
    whom I will raise up for them.

10 “‘So do not be afraid,(P) Jacob my servant;(Q)
    do not be dismayed, Israel,’
declares the Lord.
‘I will surely save(R) you out of a distant place,
    your descendants from the land of their exile.
Jacob will again have peace and security,(S)
    and no one will make him afraid.(T)
11 I am with you(U) and will save you,’
    declares the Lord.
‘Though I completely destroy all the nations
    among which I scatter you,
    I will not completely destroy(V) you.
I will discipline(W) you but only in due measure;
    I will not let you go entirely unpunished.’(X)

12 “This is what the Lord says:

“‘Your wound(Y) is incurable,
    your injury beyond healing.(Z)
13 There is no one to plead your cause,(AA)
    no remedy for your sore,
    no healing(AB) for you.
14 All your allies(AC) have forgotten you;
    they care nothing for you.
I have struck you as an enemy(AD) would
    and punished you as would the cruel,(AE)
because your guilt is so great
    and your sins(AF) so many.
15 Why do you cry out over your wound,
    your pain that has no cure?(AG)
Because of your great guilt and many sins
    I have done these things to you.(AH)

16 “‘But all who devour(AI) you will be devoured;
    all your enemies will go into exile.(AJ)
Those who plunder(AK) you will be plundered;
    all who make spoil of you I will despoil.
17 But I will restore you to health
    and heal(AL) your wounds,’
declares the Lord,
‘because you are called an outcast,(AM)
    Zion for whom no one cares.’(AN)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 30:3 Or will restore the fortunes of my people Israel and Judah

He who was seated on the throne(A) said, “I am making everything new!”(B) Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”(C)

He said to me: “It is done.(D) I am the Alpha and the Omega,(E) the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost(F) from the spring of the water of life.(G) Those who are victorious(H) will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children.(I) But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars(J)—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur.(K) This is the second death.”(L)

The New Jerusalem, the Bride of the Lamb

One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues(M) came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the bride,(N) the wife of the Lamb.” 10 And he carried me away(O) in the Spirit(P) to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.(Q) 11 It shone with the glory of God,(R) and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper,(S) clear as crystal.(T) 12 It had a great, high wall with twelve gates,(U) and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel.(V) 13 There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west. 14 The wall of the city had twelve foundations,(W) and on them were the names of the twelve apostles(X) of the Lamb.

15 The angel who talked with me had a measuring rod(Y) of gold to measure the city, its gates(Z) and its walls. 16 The city was laid out like a square, as long as it was wide. He measured the city with the rod and found it to be 12,000 stadia[a] in length, and as wide and high as it is long. 17 The angel measured the wall using human(AA) measurement, and it was 144 cubits[b] thick.[c] 18 The wall was made of jasper,(AB) and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass.(AC) 19 The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone.(AD) The first foundation was jasper,(AE) the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth onyx, the sixth ruby,(AF) the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth turquoise, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.[d] 21 The twelve gates(AG) were twelve pearls,(AH) each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.(AI)

22 I did not see a temple(AJ) in the city, because the Lord God Almighty(AK) and the Lamb(AL) are its temple. 23 The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God(AM) gives it light,(AN) and the Lamb(AO) is its lamp. 24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it.(AP) 25 On no day will its gates(AQ) ever be shut,(AR) for there will be no night there.(AS) 26 The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it.(AT) 27 Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful,(AU) but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.(AV)

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 21:16 That is, about 1,400 miles or about 2,200 kilometers
  2. Revelation 21:17 That is, about 200 feet or about 65 meters
  3. Revelation 21:17 Or high
  4. Revelation 21:20 The precise identification of some of these precious stones is uncertain.