26 who confirms the message of His servant
and fulfills the counsel of His messengers;
who says to Jerusalem, “She will be inhabited,”
and to the cities of Judah, “They will be rebuilt,”
and I will restore her ruins;

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“This is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: You have seen all the disaster I brought against Jerusalem and all Judah’s cities; look, they are a ruin today without an inhabitant in them because of their evil ways that provoked Me to anger,(A) going and burning incense to serve other gods(B) that they, you, and your fathers did not know. So I sent you all My servants the prophets time and time again,[a] saying: Don’t do this detestable thing that I hate. But they did not listen or pay attention; they did not turn from their evil or stop burning incense to other gods. So My fierce wrath poured out and burned in Judah’s cities and Jerusalem’s streets(C) so that they became the desolate ruin they are today.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 44:4 Lit prophets, rising up early and sending

ע Ayin

17 The Lord has done what He planned;
He has accomplished His decree,
which He ordained in days of old.
He has demolished without compassion,(A)
letting the enemy gloat over you
and exalting the horn of your adversaries.

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But didn’t My words and My statutes that I commanded My servants the prophets overtake your ancestors? They repented and said: As the Lord of Hosts purposed to deal with us for our ways and deeds, so He has dealt with us.”(A)

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