Amplified Bible

Jeremiah 33

Restoration Promised

1Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah the second time, while he was still confined in the court of the guard, saying, “Thus says the Lord who made the earth, the Lord who formed it to establish it—the Lord is His name, ‘Call to Me and I will answer you, and tell you [and even show you] great and mighty things, [things which have been confined and hidden], which you do not know and understand and cannot distinguish.’ For thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the houses of this city and the houses of the kings of Judah which are torn down to make a defense against the siege ramps and against the sword, ‘While they (the besieged Jews) are coming to fight against the Chaldeans and to fill the houses with the dead bodies of men whom I have slain in My anger and in My wrath, for I have hidden My face [in disgust] from this city because of all their wickedness. Behold, [in the restored Jerusalem] I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal them; and I will reveal to them an abundance of peace (prosperity, security, stability) and truth. I will restore the fortunes of Judah and the fortunes of Israel and will rebuild them as they were at first. I will cleanse them from all their wickedness (guilt) by which they have sinned against Me, and I will pardon (forgive) all their sins by which they rebelled against Me. Jerusalem will be to Me a name of joy, praise and glory before all the nations of the earth which will hear of all the good that I do for it, and they shall fear and tremble because of all the good and all the peace (prosperity, security, stability) that I provide for it.’

10 “Thus says the Lord, ‘Yet again there will be heard in this place of which you say, “It is a [desolate] waste, without man and without animal”—even in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem that are desolate, without man and without inhabitant and without animal— 11 the [sound of the] voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the [song-filled] voice of those who say,

“Give praise and thanks to the Lord of hosts,
For the Lord is good;
For His [steadfast] lovingkindness (mercy) endures forever”;

and of those who bring a thank offering into the house of the Lord. For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were at first,’ says the Lord.

12 “Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘There will again be in this desolate place—[a place] without man or animal—and in all its cities, pastures for shepherds who rest their flocks. 13 In the cities of the hill country, in the cities of the lowland, in the cities of the South (the Negev), in the land of Benjamin, in the places around Jerusalem and in the cities of Judah, the flocks will again pass under the hand of the one who counts them,’ says the Lord.

The Davidic Kingdom

14 ‘Behold, the days are coming,’ says the Lord, ‘when I will fulfill the good word and promise which I have made regarding the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 15 In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch of David to spring forth; and He (the Messiah) shall execute justice and righteousness on the earth. 16 In those days Judah will be saved and [the people of] Jerusalem will live in safety; and this is the name by which she will be called: the Lord Our Righteousness (Justice).’ 17 For thus says the Lord, ‘David shall never lack a man (descendant) to sit on the throne of the house of Israel; 18 and the Levitical priests shall never lack a man (descendant) to offer burnt offerings before Me and to burn grain offerings and to prepare sacrifices all day long.’”

19 The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, saying, 20 “Thus says the Lord, ‘If you can break My covenant for the day and My covenant for the night, so that day and night do not take place at their appointed times, 21 then My covenant may also be broken with David My servant so that he will not have a son to reign on his throne, and [My covenant may also be broken] with the Levitical priests, My ministers. 22 As the host of [the stars of] heaven cannot be counted and the sand of the sea cannot be measured, so I will multiply the descendants of David My servant and the Levites who minister to Me.’”

23 And the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, saying, 24 “Have you not noticed what this people have spoken, saying, ‘The two families [Israel the northern kingdom, and Judah the southern kingdom] which the Lord chose, He has rejected’? Thus they despise My [chosen] people, no longer are they [considered] as a nation in their sight. 25 Thus says the Lord, ‘If My covenant with day and night does not stand, and if I have not established the fixed patterns of heaven and earth, [the whole order of nature,] 26 then I would [also] reject the descendants of Jacob and David My servant, not taking from his descendants rulers over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. But I will restore their fortunes, and will have mercy on them.’”

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

耶利米书 33


1耶利米被囚禁在护卫兵院子里的时候,耶和华第二次对他说: “耶和华创造大地,使其成形、根基稳固,祂名叫耶和华。祂说, ‘你呼求我,我就回应你,并且把你不知道的伟大、奥妙之事告诉你。 以色列的上帝耶和华说,耶路撒冷城中的房屋和王宫被拆毁,用来修建防卫工事, 城中的人与迦勒底人争战只会使自己的房屋堆满死尸,因为我要在愤怒中毁灭他们。他们作恶多端,我必掩面不理这城。 但有一天,我必使这城复兴,医治她的创伤,使她繁荣昌盛。 我要使被掳的犹大人和以色列人回到故土,重建家园。 我要除去他们的一切罪恶,赦免他们的一切罪过。 这城要使我在天下万国面前得到尊崇、颂赞和荣耀。万民听见我使这城繁荣昌盛,都恐惧战栗。’”

10 耶和华说:“你们说犹大的城邑和耶路撒冷的街道一片荒凉、人畜绝迹, 11 但这些地方必传出欢乐声、新郎新娘的欢笑声和在耶和华殿中献感恩祭者的歌唱声,



12 万军之耶和华说:“在这一片荒凉、人畜绝迹的地方,在它所有城邑的周围必再有供牧人放羊的草场。 13 在山区、丘陵和南地的城邑,以及便雅悯、耶路撒冷周围和犹大的城邑必有人清点羊群。这是耶和华说的。” 14 耶和华说:“看啊,时候将到,我要实现我给以色列人和犹大人的美好应许。 15 那时,我要使大卫公义的苗裔兴起,他要在地上秉公行义。 16 那时,犹大必得到拯救,耶路撒冷必安享太平并被称为‘耶和华是我们的义’。 17 因为耶和华说,‘我应许大卫的后裔必永远统治以色列, 18 做祭司的利未人必永远在我面前献燔祭、素祭等祭物。’”

19 耶和华对耶利米说: 20 “这是耶和华说的,‘除非你们能废除我与白昼黑夜所立的约,叫白昼黑夜不再按时更替, 21 才能废除我与我仆人大卫所立的约,使他的王位后继无人,也才能废除我与事奉我的利未祭司所立的约。 22 我要使我仆人大卫的后裔和事奉我的利未人像天上的星和海边的沙一样不可胜数。’”

23 耶和华对耶利米说: 24 “你听见了吗?人们说,‘耶和华已经弃绝了祂所拣选的以色列和犹大两个国家。’他们藐视我的子民,视他们为亡国之民。 25 然而,耶和华说,‘正如我决不废弃我所定的昼夜交替和天地运行之律, 26 我也决不弃绝雅各的后裔,不弃绝我仆人大卫的后裔。我必让大卫的后裔做王统治亚伯拉罕、以撒和雅各的子孙,因为我必使被掳的人回到故土,恩待他们。’”