Bible: Jeremiah 23:5-8; 31:31-40
when I will raise up for them a righteous branch, 3 a descendant of David.
He will rule over them with wisdom and understanding 4
and will do what is just and right in the land. 5
and Israel will live in security. 8
This is the name he will go by:
23:7 “So I, the
31:31 “I left secretly because I was afraid!” 1 Jacob replied to Laban. “I thought 2 you might take your daughters away from me by force. 3 31:32 Whoever has taken your gods will be put to death! 4 In the presence of our relatives 5 identify whatever is yours and take it.” 6 (Now Jacob did not know that Rachel had stolen them.) 7
31:33 So Laban entered Jacob’s tent, and Leah’s tent, and the tent of the two female servants, but he did not find the idols. 8 Then he left Leah’s tent and entered Rachel’s. 9 31:34 (Now Rachel had taken the idols and put them inside her camel’s saddle 10 and sat on them.) 11 Laban searched the whole tent, but did not find them. 12 31:35 Rachel 13 said to her father, “Don’t be angry, 14 my lord. I cannot stand up 15 in your presence because I am having my period.” 16 So he searched thoroughly, 17 but did not find the idols.
31:36 Jacob became angry 18 and argued with Laban. “What did I do wrong?” he demanded of Laban. 19 “What sin of mine prompted you to chase after me in hot pursuit? 20 31:37 When you searched through all my goods, did you find anything that belonged to you? 21 Set it here before my relatives and yours, 22 and let them settle the dispute between the two of us! 23
31:38 “I have been with you for the past twenty years. Your ewes and female goats have not miscarried, nor have I eaten rams from your flocks. 31:39 Animals torn by wild beasts I never brought to you; I always absorbed the loss myself. 24 You always made me pay for every missing animal, 25 whether it was taken by day or at night. 31:40 I was consumed by scorching heat 26 during the day and by piercing cold 27 at night, and I went without sleep. 28