October 31, 2017

“Thus says the LORD:  Behold, I will restore the fortunes of the tents of Jacob, and have compassion on his dwellings; the city shall be rebuilt upon its mound, and the palace shall stand where it used to be.   

[restrict] Out of them shall come songs of thanksgiving, and the voices of those who make merry.  I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will make them honored, and they shall not be small.  Their children shall be as they were of old, and their congregation shall be established before me; and I will punish all who oppress them.  Their prince shall be one of themselves, their ruler shall come forth from their midst; I will make him draw near, and he shall approach me, for who would dare of himself to approach me? Says the LORD.  And you shall be my people, and I will be your God.”

Jeremiah 30.18-22, RSV [/restrict]