Jeremiah 30

The time of Jacob's trouble
.1 ¶ The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
 2  Thus speaketh the LORD God of Israel, saying, Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book.
.3  For, lo, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the LORD: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.
  3 - Return to the land In 1948 modern Israel became a homeland for many of Jewish descent. Did this fulfill the prophecy even in a secondary sense? Note that the people had been held captive. For a few years, some of the Russian Jews had not been permitted to emigrate, but they were not all who went. Also their ancestors were not taken as captives. See the brief article about the meaning of Israel, today. See on v10 and je1807.
.4  And these are the words that the LORD spake concerning Israel and concerning Judah.
 5  For thus saith the LORD; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace.
.6  Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?
   6 - Travail Deep anxiety of God's people at the end of time. It is the time heaven is silent re0801.
 7  Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.
 8  For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him:
.9  But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.

   7 - Jacob's trouble ge3224.
   7 - Saved out of it Compare da1201c.
   9 - David a type of Christ ho0305.
.10 ¶ Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the LORD; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid.
.11  For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.
  11 - Not make a full end of thee Does this mean that the Jews will be saved in connection with what is called the rapture? Will they be saved in a different way? Not according to Paul ga0108. We must not overlook the fact that the Jews as a nation ceased to exist in the eyes of God after their rejection of Christ mt2143. The promise to not make an end of the nation was conditional as are all promises that depend on human response. For example, see nu3354-56 and remember Jonah's prophecy.
.12  For thus saith the LORD, Thy bruise is incurable, and thy wound is grievous.
.13  There is none to plead thy cause, that thou mayest be bound up: thou hast no healing medicines.
.14  All thy lovers have forgotten thee; they seek thee not; for I have wounded thee with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel one, for the multitude of thine iniquity; because thy sins were increased.
 15  Why criest thou for thine affliction? thy sorrow is incurable for the multitude of thine iniquity: because thy sins were increased, I have done these things unto thee.
 16  Therefore all they that devour thee shall be devoured; and all thine adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon thee will I give for a prey.
.17  For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.
  12-15 - Bruise incurable I incurable but with hope v11. From human view, no hope.
  14 - Lovers forgotten Hopeless case for Judah. No more allies. See la01.
  16 - Therefore devour "connected with [v.13], because 'There is none to plead thy cause ... therefore' I will plead thy cause, and heal thy wound, by overwhelming thy foes. This fifteenth verse is inserted to amplify what was said at the close of [v.14]. When the false ways of peace, suggested by the so-called prophets, had only ended in the people's irremediable ruin, the true prophet comes forward to announce the grace of God as bestowing repentance and healing. 
     devour thee ... be devoured ... spoil ... be a spoil ... prey upon ... give for a prey retribution in kind." (JFB Commentary) See je0203, ex2322, is3301..
  17 - I will restore God would not abandon her although Zion called an outcast.
.18 ¶ Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob's tents, and have mercy on his dwellingplaces; and the city shall be builded upon her own heap, and the palace shall remain after the manner thereof.
 19  And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.
 20  Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established before me, and I will punish all that oppress them.
.21  And their nobles shall be of themselves, and their governor shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto me: for who is this that engaged his heart to approach unto me? saith the LORD.
 22  And ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.
.23  Behold, the whirlwind of the LORD goeth forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind: it shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked.
 24  The fierce anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have done it, and until he have performed the intents of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it.

   24 - Fierce anger The time of God's final wrath mentioned many times in the Scriptures re1409, da1201.
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