|This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying:
|“Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, saying: You shall write in a book all the words that I have spoken to you.
|For thus says the Lord: “Your fracture is incurable; your wound is very serious.
|There is no one who may judge your judgment, so as to bandage it; there is no useful treatment for you.
|All your lovers have forgotten you, and they will not seek you. For I have wounded you with the strike of an enemy, with a cruel chastisement. Your sins have become hardened because of the multitude of your iniquities.
|Why do you cry out over your affliction? Your pain is incurable. I have done these things to you because of the multitude of your iniquity and because of your hardened sins.
|Thus says the Lord: “Behold, I will turn back the turning away of the tabernacles of Jacob, and I will take pity on his roofs. And the city will be built up in her heights, and the temple will be founded according to its order.
|And praise will go forth from them, with the voice of those who play. And I will multiply them, and they will not be lessened. And I will glorify them, and they will not be weakened.
|And their sons will be as in the beginning. And their assembly will remain in my sight. And I will visit against all those who trouble them.
|And their ruler will one of their own. And their prince will be led forward from their midst. And I will draw him near, and he will cling to me. For who is the one who applies his heart, so that he may draw near to me, says the Lord?
|And you shall be my people, and I will be your God.”