Bible: Jer 31:16-20
“Stop crying! Do not shed any more tears! 2
For your heartfelt repentance 3 will be rewarded.
Your children will return from the land of the enemy.
31:17 Indeed, there is hope for your posterity. 5
Your children will return to their own territory.
‘We were like a calf untrained to the yoke. 9
You disciplined us and we learned from it. 10
Let us come back to you and we will do so, 11
for you are the
31:19 For after we turned away from you we repented.
We are ashamed and humiliated
because of the disgraceful things we did previously.’ 14
31:20 Indeed, the people of Israel are my dear children.
They are the children I take delight in. 15
For even though I must often rebuke them,
I still remember them with fondness.
So I am deeply moved with pity for them 16
and will surely have compassion on them.