Bible: Jeremiah 30:4-8

Israel and Judah Will Be Delivered after a Time of Deep Distress

30:4 So here is what the Lord has to say about Israel and Judah. 1 

30:5 Yes, 2  here is what he says:

“You hear cries of panic and of terror;

there is no peace in sight. 3 

30:6 Ask yourselves this and consider it carefully: 4 

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 5  a woman giving birth?

And why do their faces

turn so deathly pale?

30:7 Alas, what a terrible time of trouble it is! 6 

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. 7 

30:8 When the time for them to be rescued comes,” 8 

says the Lord who rules over all, 9 

“I will rescue you from foreign subjugation. 10 

I will deliver you from captivity. 11 

Foreigners will then no longer subjugate them.

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