1 And the word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 came to Yirmeyahu a second time, while he was still shut up in the court of the guard, saying,

2 “Thus said 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 who made it, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 who formed it to establish it, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 is His Name,

3 ‘Call unto Me, and I shall answer you, and show you greatness and unknowns, which you have not known.’

4 “For thus said 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, the Elohim of Yisra’ĕl, concerning the houses of this city and the houses of the sovereigns of Yahuḏah, which are thrown down against the siege mounds and the sword,

5 while coming to fight with the Kasdites, and to fill their places with the corpses of men whom I shall slay in My displeasure and My wrath, all for whose evil I have hidden My face from this city.

6 ‘See, I am bringing to it relief and healing. And I shall heal them and reveal to them the riches of peace and truth.

7 ‘And I shall turn back the captivity of Yahuḏah and the captivity of Yisra’ĕl, and shall build them as at the first,

8 and shall cleanse them from all their wickedness that they have sinned against Me. And I shall pardon all their wickednesses that they have sinned and by which they have transgressed against Me.

9 ‘And it shall be to Me a name of joy, a praise, and a pride before all nations of the earth, who hear all the good I am doing to them, and they shall revere and quiver for all the goodness and all the peace I am doing to it.’

10 “Thus said 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, ‘In this place of which you say, “It is dried up, without man and without beast,” in the cities of Yahuḏah, in the streets of Yerushalayim that are deserted, without man and without inhabitant and without beast, there shall once again be heard

11 the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voice of those who are saying, “Praise 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 of hosts, for 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 is good, for His kindness is forever,” of those who are bringing the offering of praise into the House of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. For I shall turn back the captivity of the land, as at the first,’ declares 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

12 “Thus said 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 of hosts, ‘In this place which is dried up, without man and without beast, and in all its cities, there shall once again be a home of shepherds causing their flocks to lie down.

13 ‘In the cities of the mountains, in the cities of the low country, and in the cities of the Negeḇ, and in the land of Binyamin, and in the places around Yerushalayim, and in the cities of Yahuḏah, the flocks once again pass under the hands of him who counts them,’ declares 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

14 ‘See, the days are coming,’ declares 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, ‘when I shall establish the good word which I have promised to the house of Yisra’ĕl and to the house of Yahuḏah:

15 ‘In those days and at that time I cause a Branch of righteousness to spring forth for Dawiḏ. And He shall do right-ruling and righteousness in the earth.

16 ‘In those days Yahuḏah shall be saved, and Yerushalayim dwell in safety. And this is that which shall be proclaimed to her: ‘𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 our Righteousness.’

17 “For thus said 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, ‘For Dawiḏ there is not to cease a man to sit on the throne of the house of Yisra’ĕl.

18 ‘And for the kohenim, the Lĕwites, there is not to cease a man to offer burnt offerings before Me, to kindle grain offerings, and to slaughter continually.’ ”

19 And the word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 came to Yirmeyahu, saying,

20 “Thus said 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, ‘If you could break My covenant with the day and My covenant with the night, so that there be not day and night in their season,

21 then My covenant could also be broken with Dawiḏ My servant – so that he shall not have a son to reign upon his throne – and with the Lĕwites, the kohenim, My attendants.

22 ‘As the host of the shamayim is not counted, nor the sand of the sea measured, so I increase the descendants of Dawiḏ My servant and the Lĕwites who attend upon Me.’ ”

23 And the word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 came to Yirmeyahu, saying,

24 “Have you not observed what these people have spoken, saying, ‘The two clans which 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has chosen have been rejected by Him’? So they have despised My people, no more to be a nation before them.

25 “Thus said 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, ‘If My covenant is not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the laws of the shamayim and earth,

26 then I would also reject the descendants of Ya’aqoḇ and Dawiḏ My servant, so that I should not take of his descendants to be rulers over the descendants of Aḇraham, Yitsḥaq, and Ya’aqoḇ. For I shall turn back their captivity, and have compassion on them.’ ”