Bible: Jeremiah 30:1-9
Introduction to the Book of Consolation
Israel and Judah Will Be Delivered after a Time of Deep Distress
30:4 So here is what the
30:5 Yes, 9 here is what he says:
“You hear cries of panic and of terror;
there is no peace in sight. 10
30:6 Ask yourselves this and consider it carefully: 11
Have you ever seen a man give birth to a baby?
Why then do I see all these strong men
grabbing their stomachs in pain like 12 a woman giving birth?
And why do their faces
turn so deathly pale?
30:7 Alas, what a terrible time of trouble it is! 13
There has never been any like it.
It is a time of trouble for the descendants of Jacob,
but some of them will be rescued out of it. 14
30:8 When the time for them to be rescued comes,” 15
“I will rescue you from foreign subjugation. 17
I will deliver you from captivity. 18
Foreigners will then no longer subjugate them.
30:9 But they will be subject 19 to the
and to the Davidic ruler whom I will raise up as king over them. 20