Bible: Jeremiah 30:18-22
The Lord Will Restore Israel and Judah
“I will restore the ruined houses of the descendants of Jacob.
I will show compassion on their ruined homes. 1
Every city will be rebuilt on its former ruins. 2
Every fortified dwelling will occupy its traditional site. 3
30:19 Out of those places you will hear songs of thanksgiving 4
and the sounds of laughter and merriment.
I will increase their number and they will not dwindle away. 5
I will bring them honor and they will no longer be despised.
30:20 The descendants of Jacob will enjoy their former privileges.
Their community will be reestablished in my favor 6
and I will punish all who try to oppress them.
30:21 One of their own people will be their leader.
Their ruler will come from their own number. 7
I will invite him to approach me, and he will do so. 8
For no one would dare approach me on his own. 9
30:22 Then you will again be my people
and I will be your God. 11