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Jehovah’s Witnesses


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Jeremiah 33:1-26

33  And Jehovah’s word came to Jeremiah a second time, while he was still confined in the court of the guard, 2  “Says Jehovah, he who made earth and shaped it to have it in order,—his name is Jehovah,— 3  Call to me and I will tell you of great and inscrutable things which you had not known. 4*  For Israel’s God Jehovah says as to the houses of this city and the palaces of the kings of Judah that are pulled down and as to the ramps and swords 5*  that are come to attack with the Chaldeans and to be filled with the corpses of the men whom I have struck down in my anger and choler and for whose viciousness I have veiled my face from this city, 6*  Here I am going to set it to healing and recovering, and I will cure it; and I will disclose to them a gracious disposition toward peace and faithfulness, 7*  and I will come back to Judah and to Israel and will build them up as at the first; 8*  and I will cleanse them from all the guilt of their sins against me, and forgive all the guilt of their sins and crimes against me; 9  and I will have it for a joyous fame and for praise and for glorious display to all the nations on earth, who shall hear all the good I am doing to them, and shall be in panic and quake at all the good and welfare I am making for it. 10  “Says Jehovah, In this place that you speak of as a waste without man or beast, in the cities of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem which are desolated without man or beast, 11  there shall yet be heard sounds of rejoicing and merrymaking, voices of bridegroom and bride, voices of men saying ‘Give thanks to Jehovah of Armies because Jehovah is good, because his friendship is forever,’ bringing thank-offerings into Jehovah’s house, because I will restore the country to be as it was at first, says Jehovah. 12  “Says Jehovah, In this place that is laid waste without man or beast and in all its cities there shall again be a pasture of shepherds picking out sleeping-places for sheep; 13*  in the cities of the highland and in the cities of the lowland and in the cities of the South and in the Benjamite cities and the environs of Jerusalem and in the cities of Judah the sheep shall again pass by the counter’s hands, says Jehovah.” 14  —— 15  —— 16  —— 17  —— 18  —— 19  —— 20  —— 21  —— 22  —— 23  —— 24  —— 25  —— 26  ——


33:4-5 Susp.; codd. pulled down for the ramps and swords: Someone is coming to fight with the Chaldeans and to fill them
33:5 Or of men, As I have struck in anger and in choler and have veiled my face from this city for all its viciousness, here I am
33:6 (gracious disposition) Unc.
33:7 Or will restore Judah and Israel
33:8 Lit. from all their guilt that they have sinned against me, and forgive all their guilt that they have sinned and committed crime against me
33:13 Var. adds 14 Here are days coming, quoth Jehovah, that I will make good the good promise I have given to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 15 In those days and at that time I will bring up a new growth of David aright, and he shall do justice and right in the country. 16 In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will dwell in security; and this is what it will be called, Jehovah-is-Our-Vindication. 17 For Jehovah says, David shall never be without a man sitting on the throne of the house of Israel, 18 and the Levite priests shall not be without a man before me offering burnt-offering and burning grain-offering and making sacrifice through all time. 19 And Jehovah’s word came to Jeremiah 20 “Says Jehovah, If you will cancel my covenant the day and my covenant the night so that there shall not be daytime and nighttime in due order, 21 so will my covenant be canceled with David so that he shall not have a son reigning on his throne, and with the Levite priests my servitors (conj.* priests so that they shall not conduct my services). 22 As the legions of the sky cannot be counted nor the sand of the sea measured, so numerous will I make the descendants of my servant David and the Levites who conduct my services.” 23 And Jehovah’s word came to Jeremiah 24 “Do you not see how this people is talking, saying ‘The two clans that Jehovah had chosen he has repudiated’ and deeming my people too contemptible to count as a nation any longer for them? 25 says Jehovah, If daytime and nighttime are not my covenant, I have not established the laws of heavens and earth, 26 then so will I repudiate the descendants of Jacob (conj. Jesse Conj. that Jacob, and does not belong here at all), and my servant David, so as not to take from his descendants rulers over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; for I will come back to them (or restore them) and have tenderness for them.”