Bible: Jeremiah 23:3-8

23:3 Then I myself will regather those of my people 1  who are still alive from all the countries where I have driven them. I will bring them back to their homeland. 2  They will greatly increase in number. 23:4 I will install rulers 3  over them who will care for them. Then they will no longer need to fear or be terrified. None of them will turn up missing. 4  I, the Lord, promise it! 5 

23:5I, the Lord, promise 6  that a new time will certainly come 7 

when I will raise up for them a righteous branch, 8  a descendant of David.

He will rule over them with wisdom and understanding 9 

and will do what is just and right in the land. 10 

23:6 Under his rule 11  Judah will enjoy safety 12 

and Israel will live in security. 13 

This is the name he will go by:

‘The Lord has provided us with justice.’ 14 

23:7So I, the Lord, say: 15  ‘A new time will certainly come. 16  People now affirm their oaths with “I swear as surely as the Lord lives who delivered the people of Israel out of Egypt.” 23:8 But at that time they will affirm them with “I swear as surely as the Lord lives who delivered the descendants of the former nation of Israel 17  from the land of the north and from all the other lands where he had banished 18  them.” 19  At that time they will live in their own land.’

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