NASB — Jeremiah 32 — KJV

Jeremiah Imprisoned

1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD in the atenth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, which was the eighteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar. 2 Now at that time the army of the king of Babylon was besieging Jerusalem, and Jeremiah the prophet was shut up in the acourt of the guard, which [was in] the house of the king of Judah, 3 because Zedekiah king of Judah had ashut him up, saying, “Why do you bprophesy, saying, ‘cThus says the LORD, “Behold, I am about to dgive this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he will take it; 4 and Zedekiah king of Judah will anot escape out of the hand of the Chaldeans, but he will surely be given into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he will bspeak with him Iface to face and see him eye to eye; 5 and he will atake Zedekiah to Babylon, and he will be there until I visit him,” declares the LORD. “If you fight against the Chaldeans, you will bnot succeed”’?”

[1] a2K 25:1, 2; Jr 39:1, 2
[2] aNe 3:25; Jr 33:1; 37:21; 38:6; 39:14
[3] a2K 6:32 bJr 26:8, 9 cJr 21:3-7; 34:2, 3 dJr 21:4-7; 32:28, 29; 34:2, 3
[4] ILit mouth to mouth a2K 25:4-7; Jr 37:17; 38:18, 23; 39:4-7 bJr 39:5
[5] aJr 27:22; 39:7; Ezk 12:12, 13 bEzk 17:9, 10, 15

6 ¶ And Jeremiah said, “The word of the LORD came to me, saying, 7 ‘Behold, Hanamel the son of Shallum your uncle is coming to you, saying, “Buy for yourself my field which is at aAnathoth, for you have the bright of redemption to buy [it].”’ 8 Then Hanamel my uncle’s son came to me in the acourt of the guard according to the word of the LORD and said to me, ‘Buy my field, please, that is at bAnathoth, which is in the land of Benjamin; for you have the right of possession and the redemption is yours; buy [it] for yourself.’ Then I knew that this was the cword of the LORD.

[7] aJr 1:1; 11:21 bLv 25:25; Ru 4:3, 4
[8] aJr 32:2; 33:1 bJr 1:1; 32:7 c1S 9:16, 17; 10:3-7; 1K 22:25; Jr 32:25

9 ¶ “I bought the field which was at Anathoth from Hanamel my uncle’s son, and I aweighed out the silver for him, seventeen bshekels of silver. 10 I Iasigned and bsealed the deed, and ccalled in witnesses, and weighed out the silver on the scales. 11 Then I took the deeds of purchase, both the sealed [copy containing] the aterms and conditions and the open [copy]; 12 and I gave the deed of purchase to aBaruch the son of bNeriah, the son of Mahseiah, in the sight of Hanamel my uncle’s [son] and in the sight of the witnesses who signed the deed of purchase, before all the Jews who were sitting in the court of the guard. 13 And I commanded Baruch in their presence, saying, 14 ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, “Take these deeds, this sealed deed of purchase and this open deed, and put them in an earthenware jar, that they may Ilast a long time.” 15 For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, “aHouses and fields and vineyards will again be bought in this land.”’

[9] aGn 23:16; Zc 11:12 bGn 24:22; Ex 21:32; Ne 5:15; Ezk 4:10
[10] IOr wrote...on the document aIs 44:5; Jr 32:44 bDt 32:34; Jb 14:17 cRu 4:1, 9; Is 8:2
[11] aLk 2:27
[12] aJr 32:16; 36:4, 5, 32; 43:3; 45:1 bJr 51:59
[14] ILit stand many days
[15] aJr 30:18; 31:5, 12, 24; 32:37, 43, 44; 33:12, 13; Am 9:14, 15; Zc 3:10

Jeremiah Prays and God Explains

16 ¶ “After I had given the deed of purchase to Baruch the son of Neriah, then I aprayed to the LORD, saying, 17aAh Lord IGOD! Behold, You have bmade the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! cNothing is too difficult for You, 18 who ashows lovingkindness to thousands, but brepays the iniquity of fathers into the bosom of their children after them, O cgreat and dmighty God. The eLORD of hosts is His name; 19 agreat in counsel and mighty in deed, whose beyes are open to all the ways of the sons of men, cgiving to everyone according to his ways and according to the fruit of his deeds; 20 who has aset signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, [and] even to this day both in Israel and among mankind; and You have bmade a name for Yourself, as at this day. 21 You abrought Your people Israel out of the land of Egypt with signs and with wonders, and with a strong hand and with an outstretched arm and with great terror; 22 and gave them this land, which You aswore to their forefathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey. 23 They acame in and took possession of it, but they bdid not obey Your voice or cwalk in Your law; they have done nothing of all that You commanded them to do; therefore You have made dall this calamity come upon them. 24 Behold, the asiege ramps have reached the city to take it; and the city is bgiven into the hand of the Chaldeans who fight against it, because of the csword, the famine and the pestilence; and what You have spoken has dcome to pass; and behold, You see [it]. 25 You have said to me, O Lord IGOD, “Buy for yourself the field with money and call in witnesses”—although the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.’”

[16] aGn 32:9-12; Jr 12:1; Php 4:6, 7
[17] IHeb YHWH, usually rendered LORD aJr 1:6; 4:10 b2K 19:15; Ps 102:25; Is 40:26-29; Jr 27:5 cGn 18:14; Jr 32:27; Zc 8:6; Mt 19:26; Mk 10:27; Lk 1:37; 18:27
[18] aEx 20:6; 34:6, 7; Dt 5:9, 10; 7:9, 10 b1K 14:9, 10; 16:1-3; Mt 23:32-36 cPs 145:3 dPs 50:1; Is 9:6; Jr 20:11 eJr 10:16; 31:35
[19] aIs 9:6; 28:29 bJb 34:21; Jr 23:24 cPs 62:12; Jr 17:10; 21:14; Mt 16:27; Jn 5:29
[20] aPs 78:43; 105:27 bEx 9:16; Is 63:12, 14; Dn 9:15
[21] aEx 6:6; Dt 4:34; 7:19; 26:8; 2S 7:23; 1Ch 17:21; Ps 136:11
[22] aEx 3:8, 17; 13:5; Dt 1:8; Ps 105:9-11; Jr 11:5
[23] aPs 44:2, 3; 78:54, 55; Jr 2:7 bNe 9:26; Jr 11:8; Dn 9:10-14 cEzr 9:7; Jr 26:4; 44:10 dLm 1:18; Dn 9:11, 12
[24] aJr 33:4; Ezk 21:22 bJr 20:5; 21:4-7; 32:5 cJr 14:12; 29:17, 18; 32:36; 34:17; Ezk 14:21 dDt 4:26; Jsh 23:15, 16; Zc 1:6
[25] IHeb YHWH, usually rendered LORD

26 ¶ Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying, 27 “Behold, I am the LORD, the aGod of all flesh; is anything btoo difficult for Me?” 28 Therefore thus says the LORD, “Behold, I am about to agive this city into the hand of the Chaldeans and into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and he will take it. 29 The Chaldeans who are fighting against this city will enter and aset this city on fire and burn it, with the bhouses where [people] have offered incense to Baal on their roofs and poured out drink offerings to other gods to provoke Me to anger. 30 Indeed the sons of Israel and the sons of Judah have been doing only aevil in My sight from their youth; for the sons of Israel have been only bprovoking Me to anger by the work of their hands,” declares the LORD. 31 “Indeed this city has been to Me [a] a[provocation of] My anger and My wrath from the day that they built it, even to this day, so that it should be bremoved from before My face, 32 because of all the evil of the sons of Israel and the sons of Judah which they have done to provoke Me to anger—they, their akings, their leaders, their priests, their prophets, the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 33 They have turned [their] back to Me and not [their] face; though [I] taught them, Iateaching again and again, they would not listen IIand receive instruction. 34 But they aput their detestable things in the house which is called by My name, to defile it. 35 They built the ahigh places of Baal that are in the valley of Ben-hinnom to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through [the fire] to bMolech, which I had not commanded them nor had it Ientered My mind that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.

[27] aNu 16:22; 27:16 bJr 32:17; Mt 19:26
[28] a2K 25:11; 2Ch 36:17-21; Jr 19:7-12; 32:3, 24, 36; 34:2, 3
[29] a2Ch 36:19; Jr 21:10; 37:8, 10; 39:8 bJr 19:13; 44:17-19, 25; 52:13
[30] aDt 9:7-12; Is 63:10; Jr 2:7; 7:22-26 bJr 8:19; 11:17; 25:7
[31] a1K 11:7, 8; 2K 21:4-7, 16; Jr 5:9-11; 6:6, 7; Mt 23:37 b2K 23:27; 24:3, 4; Jr 27:10
[32] aEzr 9:7; Is 1:4-6, 23; Jr 2:26; 44:17, 21; Dn 9:8
[33] ILit rising up early and teaching IILit to a2Ch 36:15, 16; Jr 7:13; 25:3; 26:5; 35:15; Jn 8:2
[34] a2K 21:1-7; Jr 7:30; 19:4-6; Ezk 8:5
[35] ILit come up into My heart a2Ch 28:2, 3; 33:6; Jr 7:31; 19:5 bLv 18:21; 20:2-5; 1K 11:7; 2K 23:10; Ac 7:43

36 ¶ “Now therefore thus says the LORD God of Israel concerning this city of which you say, ‘It is agiven into the hand of the king of Babylon by sword, by famine and by pestilence.’ 37 Behold, I will agather them out of all the lands to which I have driven them in My anger, in My wrath and in great indignation; and I will bring them back to this place and bmake them dwell in safety. 38 They shall be aMy people, and I will be their God; 39 and I will agive them one heart and one way, that they may fear Me always, for their own bgood and for [the good of] their children after them. 40 I will make an aeverlasting covenant with them that I will bnot turn away from them, to do them good; and I will cput the fear of Me in their hearts so that they will not turn away from Me. 41 I will arejoice over them to do them good and will Ifaithfully bplant them in this land with call My heart and with all My soul. 42 For thus says the LORD, ‘aJust as I brought all this great disaster on this people, so I am going to bbring on them all the good that I am promising them. 43 aFields will be bought in this land of which you say, “bIt is a desolation, without man or beast; it is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.” 44 Men will buy fields for money, Iasign and seal deeds, and call in witnesses in the bland of Benjamin, in the environs of Jerusalem, in the cities of Judah, in the cities of the hill country, in the cities of the lowland and in the cities of the IINegev; for I will crestore their IIIfortunes,’ declares the LORD.”

[36] aJr 32:24
[37] aDt 30:3; Ps 106:47; Is 11:11-16; Jr 16:14, 15; 23:3, 8; Ezk 11:17; Ho 1:11; Am 9:14, 15 bJr 23:6; Ezk 34:25, 28; Zc 14:11
[38] aJr 24:7
[39] a2Ch 30:12; Jr 31:33; Ezk 11:19; Jn 17:21; Ac 4:32 bDt 11:18-21; Ezk 37:25
[40] aIs 55:3; Jr 31:33, 34; 50:5; Ezk 37:26 bDt 31:6, 8; Ezk 39:29 cJr 24:7; 31:33
[41] IOr truly aDt 30:9; Is 62:5; 65:19 bJr 24:6; 31:28; Am 9:15 cHo 2:19, 20
[42] aJr 31:28; Zc 8:14, 15 bJr 33:14
[43] aJr 32:15, 25; Ezk 37:11-14 bJr 33:10
[44] IOr write...on the document III.e. South country IIIOr captivity aJr 32:10 bJr 17:26; 33:13 cJr 31:23; 33:7, 11, 26


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Jeremiah, being imprisoned by Zedekiah for his prophecy,

1 ¶ The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD in the tenth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, which [was] the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar. 2 For then the king of Babylon's army besieged Jerusalem: and Jeremiah the prophet was shut up in the court of the prison, which [was] in the king of Judah's house. 3 For Zedekiah king of Judah had shut him up, saying, Wherefore dost thou prophesy, and say, Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall take it; 4 And Zedekiah king of Judah shall not escape out of the hand of the Chaldeans, but shall surely be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon, and shall speak with him mouth to mouth, and his eyes shall behold his eyes; 5 And he shall lead Zedekiah to Babylon, and there shall he be until I visit him, saith the LORD: though ye fight with the Chaldeans, ye shall not prosper.

[1] 2K 25:1; 2Ch 36:11; Jr 25:1; 39:1; 52:4.
[2] 2K 25:18; Ne 3:25; Jr 32:3, 8; 33:1; 36:5; 37:21; 38:6; 39:13; Mt 5:12.
[3] Ex 5:4; 2K 6:31; 2Ch 28:22; Jr 2:30; 5:3; 21:4; 26:8; 27:8; 32:28; 34:2; 37:6; 38:4, 8; Am 7:13; Lk 20:2; Ac 6:12.
[4] 2K 25:4; Jr 37:17; 38:18, 23; 39:4; 52:8; Ezk 12:12; 17:13; 21:25.
[5] Nu 14:41; 2Ch 13:12; 24:20; Pv 21:30; Jr 2:37; 21:4; 27:22; 33:5; 34:4; 37:10; Ezk 17:9, 15.

buyeth Hanameel's field.

6 ¶ And Jeremiah said, The word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 7 Behold, Hanameel the son of Shallum thine uncle shall come unto thee, saying, Buy thee my field that [is] in Anathoth: for the right of redemption [is] thine to buy [it]. 8 So Hanameel mine uncle's son came to me in the court of the prison according to the word of the LORD, and said unto me, Buy my field, I pray thee, that [is] in Anathoth, which [is] in the country of Benjamin: for the right of inheritance [is] thine, and the redemption [is] thine; buy [it] for thyself. Then I knew that this [was] the word of the LORD. 9 And I bought the field of Hanameel my uncle's son, that [was] in Anathoth, and weighed him the money, [even] seventeen shekels of silver. 10 And I subscribed the evidence, and sealed [it], and took witnesses, and weighed [him] the money in the balances. 11 So I took the evidence of the purchase, [both] that which was sealed [according] to the law and custom, and that which was open:

[7] Lv 25:23, 34, 49; Nu 35:2; Jsh 21:18; Ru 4:4; 1K 14:5; Jr 1:1; 11:21; Mk 11:2; 14:13.
[8] 1S 9:16; 10:3; 1K 2:26; 22:25; 1Ch 6:60; Jr 32:2, 7; 33:1; Zc 11:11; Jn 4:53; Ac 10:17.
[9] Gn 23:15; 37:28; 1K 20:39; Es 3:9; Is 55:2; Ho 3:2; Zc 11:12.
[10] Dt 32:34; Jsh 18:9; Ru 4:9; Jb 14:17; So 8:6; Is 8:1; 30:8; 44:5; Jr 32:12, 25, 44; Dn 8:26; Jn 3:33; 6:27; 2Co 1:22; Ep 1:13; 4:30; Rv 7:2; 9:4.
[11] Lk 2:27; Ac 26:3; 1Co 11:16.

Baruch must preserve the evidences, as tokens of the people's return.

12 And I gave the evidence of the purchase unto Baruch the son of Neriah, the son of Maaseiah, in the sight of Hanameel mine uncle's [son], and in the presence of the witnesses that subscribed the book of the purchase, before all the Jews that sat in the court of the prison.

[12] Jr 32:16; 36:4, 16, 26; 43:3; 45:1; 51:59; 2Co 8:21.

13 ¶ And I charged Baruch before them, saying, 14 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Take these evidences, this evidence of the purchase, both which is sealed, and this evidence which is open; and put them in an earthen vessel, that they may continue many days. 15 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Houses and fields and vineyards shall be possessed again in this land.

[14] Jr 32:10.
[15] Jr 30:18; 31:5, 12, 24; 32:37, 43; 33:12; Am 9:14; Zc 3:10.

Jeremiah in his prayer complaineth to God.

16 ¶ Now when I had delivered the evidence of the purchase unto Baruch the son of Neriah, I prayed unto the LORD, saying, 17 Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, [and] there is nothing too hard for thee: 18 Thou shewest lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty God, the LORD of hosts, [is] his name, 19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes [are] open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings: 20 Which hast set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, [even] unto this day, and in Israel, and among [other] men; and hast made thee a name, as at this day; 21 And hast brought forth thy people Israel out of the land of Egypt with signs, and with wonders, and with a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with great terror; 22 And hast given them this land, which thou didst swear to their fathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey; 23 And they came in, and possessed it; but they obeyed not thy voice, neither walked in thy law; they have done nothing of all that thou commandedst them to do: therefore thou hast caused all this evil to come upon them: 24 Behold the mounts, they are come unto the city to take it; and the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans, that fight against it, because of the sword, and of the famine, and of the pestilence: and what thou hast spoken is come to pass; and, behold, thou seest [it]. 25 And thou hast said unto me, O Lord GOD, Buy thee the field for money, and take witnesses; for the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.

[16] Gn 32:9; 2S 7:18; Jr 12:1; Ezk 36:35; Php 4:6.
[17] Gn 1:1; 18:14; Ex 20:11; 2K 19:15; Ne 9:6; Jb 42:2; Ps 102:25; 136:5; 146:5; Is 40:26; 42:5; 44:24; 45:12; 46:9; 48:12; Jr 1:6; 4:10; 10:11; 14:13; 27:5; 32:27; 51:15, 19; Ezk 9:8; 11:13; Dn 2:22; Zc 12:1; Lk 1:37; 18:27; Jn 1:1; Ac 7:49; 14:15; 15:18; 17:24; Ep 3:9; Col 1:15; He 1:2, 10; Rv 4:11.
[18] Gn 49:24; Ex 20:5; 34:7; Nu 14:18; Dt 5:9; 7:9, 21; 10:17; Jsh 7:24; 2S 21:1; 1K 14:9; 16:1; 21:21; 2K 9:26; Ne 1:5; Ps 50:1; 145:3; Is 9:6; 10:21; 57:15; Jr 10:16; 31:35; Hab 1:12; Mt 23:32; 27:25.
[19] Ex 15:11; 1K 8:32; 2Ch 16:9; Jb 34:21; Ps 33:13; 34:15; 62:12; Pv 5:21; Ec 12:14; Is 9:6; 28:29; 40:13; 46:10; Jr 16:17; 17:10; 23:24; Dn 4:35; Mt 16:27; Jn 5:29; Ro 2:6; 11:33; 2Co 5:10; Ep 1:11; He 4:13; Rv 2:23; 22:12.
[20] Ex 7:3; 9:16; 10:2; Dt 4:34; 6:22; 7:19; 2S 7:23; 1Ch 17:21; Ne 9:10; Ps 78:43; 105:27; 135:9; Is 63:12; Dn 9:15; Ac 7:36.
[21] Ex 6:1, 6; 13:9, 14; Dt 26:8; 1K 8:42; Ps 89:8; 105:37, 43; 106:8; 136:11.
[22] Gn 13:15; 15:18; 17:7; 24:7; 28:13; 35:11; 50:24; Ex 3:8, 17; 13:5; 33:1; Nu 14:16, 30; Dt 1:8, 35; 6:10, 18, 23; 7:13; 8:1; 26:9; Jsh 1:6; 21:43; Ne 9:15; Ps 105:9; Jr 11:5; Ezk 20:6, 15.
[23] Lv 26:14; Dt 28:15; Jsh 23:16; Jg 2:11; 10:6; Ezr 9:7; Ne 9:15, 22, 26; Ps 44:2; 78:54; 105:44; Jr 7:23; 11:7; Lm 1:8, 18; 5:16; Ezk 20:8, 18, 21; Dn 9:4, 10, 11; Zc 1:2; Lk 17:10; Jn 15:14; Ga 3:10; Jm 2:10.
[24] Dt 4:26; 31:16; 32:24; Jsh 23:15; 2S 20:15; Jr 14:12; 15:1; 16:4; 21:4; 24:10; 32:3, 25, 36; 33:4; 37:6; 52:6; Lm 2:21; 4:3; Ezk 14:21; 21:22; Zc 1:6; Mt 24:35.
[25] Ps 77:19; 97:2; Jr 32:8, 24; Jn 13:7; Ro 11:33.

God confirmeth the captivity for their sins,

26 ¶ Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah, saying, 27 Behold, I [am] the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? 28 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the Chaldeans, and into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and he shall take it: 29 And the Chaldeans, that fight against this city, shall come and set fire on this city, and burn it with the houses, upon whose roofs they have offered incense unto Baal, and poured out drink offerings unto other gods, to provoke me to anger. 30 For the children of Israel and the children of Judah have only done evil before me from their youth: for the children of Israel have only provoked me to anger with the work of their hands, saith the LORD. 31 For this city hath been to me [as] a provocation of mine anger and of my fury from the day that they built it even unto this day; that I should remove it from before my face, 32 Because of all the evil of the children of Israel and of the children of Judah, which they have done to provoke me to anger, they, their kings, their princes, their priests, and their prophets, and the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 33 And they have turned unto me the back, and not the face: though I taught them, rising up early and teaching [them], yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction. 34 But they set their abominations in the house, which is called by my name, to defile it. 35 And they built the high places of Baal, which [are] in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through [the fire] unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.

[27] Nu 16:22; 27:16; Ps 65:2; Is 64:8; Jr 32:17; Mt 19:26; Lk 3:6; Jn 17:2; Ro 3:29.
[28] Jr 19:7; 20:5; 32:3, 24, 36.
[29] 2K 25:9; 2Ch 36:19; Is 64:10; Jr 7:18; 17:27; 19:13; 21:10; 27:8; 37:7; 39:8; 44:17, 25; 52:13; Lm 4:11; Mt 22:7.
[30] Gn 8:21; Dt 9:7, 22; 2K 17:9; Ne 9:16; Ps 106:6; Is 63:10; Jr 2:7; 3:25; 7:22; 22:21; Ezk 16:15; 20:8, 28; 23:3, 43; Ac 7:51.
[31] 1K 11:7; 2K 21:4, 16; 22:16; 23:15, 27; 24:3; Jr 5:9; 6:6; 23:14; 27:10; Lm 1:8; Ezk 22:2; Mt 23:37; Lk 13:33.
[32] Ezr 9:7; Ne 9:32; Is 1:4, 23; 9:14; Jr 2:26; Ezk 22:6, 25; Dn 9:6, 8; Mi 3:1, 9; Zp 3:1.
[33] 2Ch 36:15; Jr 2:27; 7:13, 24; 18:17; 25:3; 26:5; 35:15; 44:4; Ezk 8:16; Ho 11:2; Zc 7:11; Jn 8:2.
[34] 2K 21:4; 23:6; 2Ch 33:4, 15; Jr 7:30; 23:11; Ezk 8:5.
[35] Ex 32:21; Lv 18:21; 20:2; Dt 18:10; 24:4; 1K 11:33; 14:16; 15:26, 30; 16:19; 21:22; 2K 3:3; 21:11; 23:10, 15; 2Ch 28:2; 33:6, 9; Ps 106:37; Is 57:5; Jr 7:31; 19:5; Ezk 16:20; 23:37.

and promiseth a gracious return.

36 ¶ And now therefore thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning this city, whereof ye say, It shall be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence; 37 Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely: 38 And they shall be my people, and I will be their God: 39 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them: 40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me. 41 Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul. 42 For thus