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Mga Promisa sang Pagpakamaayo

33 Samtang didto pa si Jeremias sa prisohan sa lagwerta sang mga guwardya sang palasyo, nagsiling ang Ginoo sa iya sa ikaduha nga beses. Amo ini ang ginsiling sang Ginoo nga nagtuga sang kalibutan, nagporma sini kag nagbutang sa iya nahamtangan—Ginoo ang iya ngalan:

“Magpanawag ka sa akon kay buligan ko ikaw, kag ipahayag ko sa imo ang makatilingala kag sekreto nga mga butang nga wala mo pa mahibaluan. Kay ako, ang Ginoo, ang Dios sang Israel, nagasiling: Bisan ginpangguba pa ang mga balay sa Jerusalem kag ang palasyo sang hari sang Juda para himuon nga mga pamakod sa mga pader agod indi masulod sang mga kaaway, sudlon gihapon ini sang mga taga-Babilonia.[a] Madamo ang mapatay sa sini nga siyudad tungod kay laglagon ko ini sa akon puwerte nga kaakig sa inyo. Isikway ko ini nga siyudad tungod sa tanan nga kalautan sini.

“Pero magaabot ang tion nga ayuhon ko ini nga siyudad kag ang mga pumuluyo sini. Dayon magakabuhi sila nga mauswagon kag malinong. Pabalikon ko ang mga taga-Israel kag taga-Juda sa ila duta halin sa pagkabihag,[b] kag patindugon ko liwat ang ila mga banwa pareho sang una. Tinluan ko sila kag patawaron sa tanan nila nga sala nga nahimo kontra sa akon. Kon matabo na ini, ang siyudad sang Jerusalem magahatag sa akon sang kadungganan, kalipay, kag kadayawan. Kag ang tagsa ka nasyon sa kalibutan magakurog sa kahadlok kon mabatian nila ang maayo nga mga butang nga akon ginahimo sa sini nga siyudad, pati ang pagpauswag ko sini kag paghatag sang kalinong.”

10 Nagpadayon sa pagsiling ang Ginoo, “Nagasiling kamo nga mamingaw kag wala sing mga tawo kag mga kasapatan ang Juda kag Jerusalem. Pero sa ulihi mabatian liwat sa sini nga mga lugar 11 ang mga pagkinalipay kag pagkinasadya. Mabatian ang pagkinalipay sang bag-ong kasal, kag sang mga tawo nga nagadala sang mga halad sang pagpasalamat sa templo sang Ginoo. Magasiling sila, ‘Magpasalamat sa Ginoo nga Makagagahom, kay maayo gid siya. Ang iya gugma wala sing katapusan.’ Huo, magakinalipay ang mga tawo kay ibalik ko ang maayo nga kahimtangan sang sini nga duta pareho sang una. Ako, ang Ginoo, ang nagasiling sini.”

12 Nagsiling pa gid ang Ginoo nga Makagagahom, “Bisan mamingaw ini nga duta subong kag wala sing mga tawo kag mga kasapatan, sa ulihi may mga palahalban na sa tanan nga banwa nga pagadal-an sang mga manugbantay sang ila mga karnero. 13 Sa liwat magadamo ang ila mga kasapatan sa mga banwa nga ara sa kabukiran, sa mga bulobukid sa nakatundan, sa Negev, sa kadutaan ni Benjamin, sa mga baryo sa palibot sang Jerusalem, kag sa mga banwa sang Juda. Ako, ang Ginoo, ang nagasiling sini.”

14 Nagsiling pa gid ang Ginoo, “Magaabot ang tion nga tumanon ko gid ang akon maayo nga promisa sa katawhan sang Israel kag Juda. 15 Sa sina nga tion, padumalahon ko ang isa ka matarong nga hari nga kaliwat ni David. Himuon niya ang matarong kag husto sa bug-os nga duta. 16 Sa sina man nga tion maluwas ang mga taga-Juda kag magakabuhi nga malinong ang mga taga-Jerusalem. Ang Jerusalem pagatawgon nga, ‘Ang Ginoo amo ang Nagahatag sa Aton sang Pagkamatarong.[c]’ ”

17 Nagpadayon sa pagsiling ang Ginoo, “May ara permi si David sang kaliwat nga maghari sa katawhan sang Israel. 18 Kag may ara man permi sang pari sa mga kaliwat ni Levi nga magaalagad sa akon kag magahalad sang mga halad nga ginasunog, mga halad nga regalo, kag iban pa nga mga halad.”

19 Dayon nagsiling ang Ginoo kay Jeremias, 20 “Subong nga indi na maliwat ang akon kasugtanan sa adlaw kag sa gab-i nga magguwa sila sa husto nga tion, 21 indi na man maliwat ang akon kasugtanan kay David nga akon alagad nga may ara siya permi sang kaliwat nga magahari. Kag amo man sa mga pari nga mga kaliwat ni Levi, nga magaalagad sa akon sa gihapon. 22 Padamuon ko ang mga kaliwat ni David kag ni Levi pareho kadamo sa mga bituon sa langit kag sa mga balas sa baybayon nga indi maisip.”

23 Nagsiling pa gid ang Ginoo kay Jeremias, 24 “Wala ka bala makabati nga ginainsultuhan sang mga tawo ang akon katawhan? Nagasiling sila, ‘Ginsikway sang Ginoo ang duha ka ginharian nga iya ginpili.’ Gani ginatamay nila ang akon katawhan kag wala na nila ini ginakabig nga nasyon. 25 Pero nagasiling ako nga subong indi na maliwat ang akon kasugtanan sa adlaw kag sa gab-i kag ang akon mga sistema nga nagagahom sa langit kag sa duta, 26 indi man maliwat ang akon kasugtanan sa mga kaliwat ni Jacob kag kay David nga akon alagad. Magapili gid ako halin sa mga kaliwat ni David sang magahari sa mga kaliwat ni Abraham, Isaac, kag Jacob. Kaluoyan ko gid ang akon katawhan kag pabalikon ko sila sa ila duta halin sa pagkabihag.”[d]

Footnotes

  1. 33:5 taga-Babilonia: sa literal, Kaldeanhon.
  2. 33:7 Pabalikon… pagkabihag: ukon, Ibalik ko ang maayo nga kahimtangan sang mga taga-Israel kag taga-Juda.
  3. 33:16 Pagkamatarong: ukon, Kaluwasan; ukon, Kadalag-an.
  4. 33:26 pabalikon… pagkabihag: ukon, ibalik ko ang ila maayo nga kahimtangan.

Promise of Restoration

33 While Jeremiah was still confined(A) in the courtyard(B) of the guard, the word of the Lord came to him a second time:(C) “This is what the Lord says, he who made the earth,(D) the Lord who formed it and established it—the Lord is his name:(E) ‘Call(F) to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable(G) things you do not know.’ For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says about the houses in this city and the royal palaces of Judah that have been torn down to be used against the siege(H) ramps(I) and the sword in the fight with the Babylonians[a]: ‘They will be filled with the dead bodies of the people I will slay in my anger and wrath.(J) I will hide my face(K) from this city because of all its wickedness.

“‘Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal(L) my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace(M) and security. I will bring Judah(N) and Israel back from captivity[b](O) and will rebuild(P) them as they were before.(Q) I will cleanse(R) them from all the sin they have committed against me and will forgive(S) all their sins of rebellion against me. Then this city will bring me renown,(T) joy, praise(U) and honor(V) before all nations on earth that hear of all the good things I do for it; and they will be in awe and will tremble(W) at the abundant prosperity and peace I provide for it.’

10 “This is what the Lord says: ‘You say about this place, “It is a desolate waste, without people or animals.”(X) Yet in the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem that are deserted,(Y) inhabited by neither people nor animals, there will be heard once more 11 the sounds of joy and gladness,(Z) the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of those who bring thank offerings(AA) to the house of the Lord, saying,

“Give thanks to the Lord Almighty,
    for the Lord is good;(AB)
    his love endures forever.”(AC)

For I will restore the fortunes(AD) of the land as they were before,(AE)’ says the Lord.

12 “This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘In this place, desolate(AF) and without people or animals(AG)—in all its towns there will again be pastures for shepherds to rest their flocks.(AH) 13 In the towns of the hill(AI) country, of the western foothills and of the Negev,(AJ) in the territory of Benjamin, in the villages around Jerusalem and in the towns of Judah, flocks will again pass under the hand(AK) of the one who counts them,’ says the Lord.

14 “‘The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will fulfill the good promise(AL) I made to the people of Israel and Judah.

15 “‘In those days and at that time
    I will make a righteous(AM) Branch(AN) sprout from David’s line;(AO)
    he will do what is just and right in the land.
16 In those days Judah will be saved(AP)
    and Jerusalem will live in safety.(AQ)
This is the name by which it[c] will be called:(AR)
    The Lord Our Righteous Savior.’(AS)

17 For this is what the Lord says: ‘David will never fail(AT) to have a man to sit on the throne of Israel, 18 nor will the Levitical(AU) priests(AV) ever fail to have a man to stand before me continually to offer burnt offerings, to burn grain offerings and to present sacrifices.(AW)’”

19 The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: 20 “This is what the Lord says: ‘If you can break my covenant with the day(AX) and my covenant with the night, so that day and night no longer come at their appointed time,(AY) 21 then my covenant(AZ) with David my servant—and my covenant with the Levites(BA) who are priests ministering before me—can be broken and David will no longer have a descendant to reign on his throne.(BB) 22 I will make the descendants of David my servant and the Levites who minister before me as countless(BC) as the stars in the sky and as measureless as the sand on the seashore.’”

23 The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: 24 “Have you not noticed that these people are saying, ‘The Lord has rejected the two kingdoms[d](BD) he chose’? So they despise(BE) my people and no longer regard them as a nation.(BF) 25 This is what the Lord says: ‘If I have not made my covenant with day and night(BG) and established the laws(BH) of heaven and earth,(BI) 26 then I will reject(BJ) the descendants of Jacob(BK) and David my servant and will not choose one of his sons to rule over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. For I will restore their fortunes[e](BL) and have compassion(BM) on them.’”

Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 33:5 Or Chaldeans
  2. Jeremiah 33:7 Or will restore the fortunes of Judah and Israel
  3. Jeremiah 33:16 Or he
  4. Jeremiah 33:24 Or families
  5. Jeremiah 33:26 Or will bring them back from captivity

33 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto Jeremiah the second time, while he was yet shut up in the court of the prison, saying,

Thus saith the Lord the maker thereof, the Lord that formed it, to establish it; the Lord is his name;

Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

For thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the houses of this city, and concerning the houses of the kings of Judah, which are thrown down by the mounts, and by the sword;

They come to fight with the Chaldeans, but it is to fill them with the dead bodies of men, whom I have slain in mine anger and in my fury, and for all whose wickedness I have hid my face from this city.

Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth.

And I will cause the captivity of Judah and the captivity of Israel to return, and will build them, as at the first.

And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against me.

And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an honour before all the nations of the earth, which shall hear all the good that I do unto them: and they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and for all the prosperity that I procure unto it.

10 Thus saith the Lord; Again there shall be heard in this place, which ye say shall be desolate without man and without beast, even in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, that are desolate, without man, and without inhabitant, and without beast,

11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the Lord of hosts: for the Lord is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: and of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the Lord.

12 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Again in this place, which is desolate without man and without beast, and in all the cities thereof, shall be an habitation of shepherds causing their flocks to lie down.

13 In the cities of the mountains, in the cities of the vale, and in the cities of the south, and in the land of Benjamin, and in the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, shall the flocks pass again under the hands of him that telleth them, saith the Lord.

14 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah.

15 In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.

16 In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The Lord our righteousness.

17 For thus saith the Lord; David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel;

18 Neither shall the priests the Levites want a man before me to offer burnt offerings, and to kindle meat offerings, and to do sacrifice continually.

19 And the word of the Lord came unto Jeremiah, saying,

20 Thus saith the Lord; If ye can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their season;

21 Then may also my covenant be broken with David my servant, that he should not have a son to reign upon his throne; and with the Levites the priests, my ministers.

22 As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured: so will I multiply the seed of David my servant, and the Levites that minister unto me.

23 Moreover the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, saying,

24 Considerest thou not what this people have spoken, saying, The two families which the Lord hath chosen, he hath even cast them off? thus they have despised my people, that they should be no more a nation before them.

25 Thus saith the Lord; If my covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth;

26 Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob and David my servant, so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy on them.

Excellence of the Restored Nation

33 Moreover the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah a second time, while he was still (A)shut up in the court of the prison, saying, “Thus says the Lord (B)who made it, the Lord who formed it to establish it (C)(the[a] Lord is His name): (D)‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and [b]mighty things, which you do not know.’

“For thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the houses of this city and the houses of the kings of Judah, which have been pulled down to fortify against (E)the siege mounds and the sword: ‘They come to fight with the Chaldeans, but only to (F)fill their places with the dead bodies of men whom I will slay in My anger and My fury, all for whose wickedness I have hidden My face from this city. Behold, (G)I will bring it health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth. And (H)I will cause the captives of Judah and the captives of Israel to return, and will rebuild those places (I)as at the first. I will (J)cleanse them from all their iniquity by which they have sinned against Me, and I will pardon all their iniquities by which they have sinned and by which they have transgressed against Me. (K)Then it shall be to Me a name of joy, a praise, and an honor before all nations of the earth, who shall hear all the good that I do to them; they shall (L)fear and tremble for all the goodness and all the prosperity that I provide for it.’

10 “Thus says the Lord: ‘Again there shall be heard in this place—(M)of which you say, “It is desolate, without man and without beast”—in the cities of Judah, in the streets of Jerusalem that are desolate, without man and without inhabitant and without beast, 11 the (N)voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voice of those who will say:

(O)“Praise the Lord of hosts,
For the Lord is good,
For His mercy endures forever”—

and of those who will bring (P)the sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord. For I will cause the captives of the land to return as at the first,’ says the Lord.

12 “Thus says the Lord of hosts: (Q)‘In this place which is desolate, without man and without beast, and in all its cities, there shall again be a dwelling place of shepherds causing their flocks to lie down. 13 (R)In the cities of the mountains, in the cities of the lowland, in the cities of the South, in the land of Benjamin, in the places around Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, the flocks shall again (S)pass under the hands of him who counts them,’ says the Lord.

14 (T)‘Behold, the days are coming,’ says the Lord, ‘that (U)I will perform that good thing which I have promised to the house of Israel and to the house of Judah:

15 ‘In those days and at that time
I will cause to grow up to David
A (V)Branch of righteousness;
He shall execute judgment and righteousness in the earth.
16 In those days Judah will be saved,
And Jerusalem will dwell safely.
And this is the name by which she will be called:

[c]THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.’

17 “For thus says the Lord: ‘David shall never (W)lack a man to sit on the throne of the house of Israel; 18 nor shall the (X)priests, the Levites, lack a man to (Y)offer burnt offerings before Me, to [d]kindle grain offerings, and to sacrifice continually.’ ”

The Permanence of God’s Covenant

19 And the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, saying, 20 “Thus says the Lord: ‘If you can break My covenant with the day and My covenant with the night, so that there will not be day and night in their season, 21 then (Z)My covenant may also be broken with David My servant, so that he shall not have a son to reign on his throne, and with the Levites, the priests, My ministers. 22 As (AA)the host of heaven cannot be numbered, nor the sand of the sea measured, so will I (AB)multiply the descendants of David My servant and the (AC)Levites who minister to Me.’ ”

23 Moreover the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, saying, 24 “Have you not considered what these people have spoken, saying, ‘The two families which the Lord has chosen, He has also cast them off’? Thus they have (AD)despised My people, as if they should no more be a nation before them.

25 “Thus says the Lord: ‘If (AE)My covenant is not with day and night, and if I have not (AF)appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth, 26 (AG)then I will (AH)cast away the descendants of Jacob and David My servant, so that I will not take any of his descendants to be rulers over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. For I will cause their captives to return, and will have mercy on them.’ ”

Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 33:2 Heb. YHWH
  2. Jeremiah 33:3 inaccessible
  3. Jeremiah 33:16 Heb. YHWH Tsidkenu; cf. Jer. 23:5, 6
  4. Jeremiah 33:18 burn

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