30:1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying:
30:2 'Thus speaketh the Lord, the God of Israel, saying: Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book.
30:3 For, lo, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will turn the captivity of My people Israel and Judah, saith the Lord; and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.'
30:4 And these are the words that the Lord spoke concerning Israel and concerning Judah.
30:5 For thus saith the Lord: We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace.
30:6 Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child; wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?
30:7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it; and it is a time of trouble unto Jacob, but out of it shall he be saved.
30:8 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bands; and strangers shall no more make him their bondman;
30:9 But they shall serve the Lord their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.
30:10 Therefore fear thou not, O Jacob My servant, saith the Lord; neither be dismayed, O Israel; for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall again be quiet and at ease, and none shall make him afraid.
30:11 For I am with thee, saith the Lord, to save thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have scattered thee, but I will not make a full end of thee; for I will correct thee in measure, and will not utterly destroy thee.
30:12 For thus saith the Lord: Thy hurt is incurable, and thy wound is grievous.
30:13 None deemeth of thy wound that it may be bound up; thou hast no healing medicines.
30:14 All thy lovers have forgotten thee, they seek thee not; for I have wounded thee with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel one; for the greatness of thine iniquity, because thy sins were increased.
30:15 Why criest thou for thy hurt, that thy pain is incurable? For the greatness of thine iniquity, because thy sins were increased, I have done these things unto thee.
30:16 Therefore all they that devour thee shall be devoured, and all thine adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon thee will I give for a prey.
30:17 For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord; because they have called thee an outcast: 'She is Zion, there is none that careth for her.'
30:18 Thus saith the Lord: Behold, I will turn the captivity of Jacob's tents, and have compassion on his dwelling-places; and the city shall be builded upon her own mound, and the palace shall be inhabited upon its wonted place.
30:19 And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry; and I will multiply them, and they shall not be diminished, I will also increase them, and they shall not dwindle away.
30:20 Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established before Me, and I will punish all that oppress them.
30:21 And their prince shall be of themselves, and their ruler shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto Me; for who is he that hath pledged his heart to approach unto Me? saith the Lord.
30:22 And ye shall be My people, and I will be your God.
30:23 Behold, a storm of the Lord is gone forth in fury, a sweeping storm; it shall whirl upon the head of the wicked.
30:24 The fierce anger of the Lord shall not return, until He have executed, and till He have performed the purposes of His heart; in the end of days ye shall consider it.