Jeremiah 33 ©
God reneweth his promise to the captive Jews of a gracious return, a joyful state, and settled peace. Christ, the Branch of righteousness, is promised, and a perpetuity of the kingdom and priesthood. The stability of God's covenant with David and with the Levites; and of his promise to bring back Israel and Judah.
They gcome to fight with the Chaldeans, but it is to fill them with the dead bodies of men, whom I have slain in mine anger and in my fury, and for all whose wickedness hI have hid my face from this city.
And nI will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against me.
¶And oit shall be to me a name of joy, a ppraise and an honour before all the nations of the earth, which shall hear all the good that I do unto them: and they qshall fear and tremble for all the goodness and for all the prosperity that I procure unto it.
Thus saith the LORD; Again there shall be heard in this place, which rye say shall be desolate without man and without beast, even in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, that are desolate, without man, and without inhabitant, and without sbeast,
The tvoice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, uPraise the LORD of hosts: for the LORD is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: and vof them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For wI will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the LORD.
In zthe cities of the mountains, in the cities of the vale, and in the cities of the south, and in the land of Benjamin, and in the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, shall the flocks apass again under the hands of him that *telleth them, saith the LORD.
¶And the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah, saying,
Then may also lmy covenant be broken with David my servant, that he should not have a son to reign upon his throne; and with the Levites the priests, my ministers.
As mthe host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured: so nwill I multiply the seed of David my servant, and the Levites that minister unto me.
Moreover the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying,
Considerest thou not what this people have spoken, saying, oThe two families which the LORD hath chosen, he hath even pcast them off? qthus they have despised my people, rthat they should be no more a nation before them.
Then will I cast away uthe seed of Jacob, and David my servant, so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for vI will cause their captivity to return, wand have mercy on them.