40 “But if they will confess their sin and the sin of their fathers—their unfaithfulness that they practiced against Me, and how they acted with hostility toward Me, 41 and I acted with hostility toward them and brought them into the land of their enemies—and if their uncircumcised hearts will be humbled,(A) and if they will pay the penalty for their sin, 42 then I will remember My covenant with Jacob. I will also remember My covenant with Isaac and My covenant with Abraham, and I will remember the land. 43 For the land abandoned by them will make up for its Sabbaths by lying desolate without the people, while they pay the penalty for their sin, because they rejected My ordinances and abhorred My statutes. 44 Yet in spite of this, while they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject or abhor them so as to destroy them and break My covenant with them, since I am Yahweh their God.(B) 45 For their sake I will remember the covenant with their fathers, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations to be their God; I am Yahweh.”

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46 When they sin against You—
for there is no one who does not sin(A)
and You are angry with them
and hand them over to the enemy,
and their captors deport them to the enemy’s country(B)
whether distant or nearby—
47 and when they come to their senses[a]
in the land where they were deported
and repent and petition You in their captors’ land:
“We have sinned and done wrong;
we have been wicked,”(C)
48 and when they return to You with their whole mind and heart
in the land of their enemies who took them captive,(D)
and when they pray to You in the direction of their land
that You gave their ancestors,
the city You have chosen,(E)
and the temple I have built for Your name,
49 may You hear in heaven, Your dwelling place,
their prayer and petition and uphold their cause.
50 May You forgive Your people
who sinned against You
and all their rebellions[b] against You,
and may You give them compassion
in the eyes of their captors,
so that they may be compassionate to them.(F)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 8:47 Lit they return to their heart
  2. 1 Kings 8:50 Lit rebellions that they have rebelled

14 I will be found by you”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“and I will restore your fortunes[a](A) and gather you from all the nations and places where I banished you”—this is the Lord’s declaration. “I will restore you to the place I deported you from.”(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 29:14 Or will end your captivity

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