35 This is what the Lord says,
He who (A)gives the sun for light by day
And the [a]fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night,
Who (B)stirs up the sea so that its waves roar—
(C)The Lord of armies is His name:
36 (D)If [b]this fixed order departs
From Me,” declares the Lord,
“Then the descendants of Israel also will (E)cease
To be a nation before Me [c]forever.”
37 This is what the Lord says:
(F)If the heavens above can be measured
And the foundations of the earth searched out below,
Then I will also (G)reject all the descendants of Israel
For everything that they have done,” declares the Lord.

38 “Behold, days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when the (H)city will be rebuilt for the Lord from the (I)Tower of Hananel to the (J)Corner Gate. 39 The (K)measuring line will go out farther straight ahead, to the hill Gareb; then it will turn to Goah. 40 And (L)the entire valley of the dead bodies and of the ashes, and all the fields as far as the brook (M)Kidron to the corner of the (N)Horse Gate toward the east, shall be (O)holy to the Lord; it will not be uprooted or overthrown ever again.”

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  1. Jeremiah 31:35 Lit statutes
  2. Jeremiah 31:36 Lit these statutes
  3. Jeremiah 31:36 Lit all the days

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