11 a sound of joy and gladness, the voice of the groom and the bride,(A) and the voice of those saying,

Praise the Lord of Hosts,
for the Lord is good;
His faithful love endures forever

as they bring thank offerings to the temple of the Lord. For I will restore the fortunes[a] of the land as in former times, says the Lord.

12 “This is what the Lord of Hosts says: In this desolate place—without man or beast—and in all its cities there will once more be a grazing land where shepherds may rest flocks.(B) 13 The flocks will again pass under the hands of the one who counts them(C) in the cities of the hill country,(D) the cities of the Judean foothills, the cities of the Negev, the land of Benjamin—the cities surrounding Jerusalem and Judah’s cities, says the Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 33:11 Or will end the captivity

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