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Jeremiah 31 - NIV

1 “At that time,” declares the Lord, “I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they will be my people.”

2 This is what the Lord says:

“The people who survive the sword
will find favor in the wilderness;
I will come to give rest to Israel.”

3 The Lord appeared to us in the past,[a] saying:

“I have loved you with an everlasting love;
I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.

4 I will build you up again,
and you, Virgin Israel, will be rebuilt.
Again you will take up your timbrels
and go out to dance with the joyful.

5 Again you will plant vineyards
on the hills of Samaria;
the farmers will plant them
and enjoy their fruit.

6 There will be a day when watchmen cry out
on the hills of Ephraim,
‘Come, let us go up to Zion,
to the Lord our God.’”

7 This is what the Lord says:

“Sing with joy for Jacob;
shout for the foremost of the nations.
Make your praises heard, and say,
Lord, save your people,
the remnant of Israel.’

8 See, I will bring them from the land of the north
and gather them from the ends of the earth.
Among them will be the blind and the lame,
expectant mothers and women in labor;
a great throng will return.

9 They will come with weeping;
they will pray as I bring them back.
I will lead them beside streams of water
on a level path where they will not stumble,
because I am Israel’s father,
and Ephraim is my firstborn son.


“Hear the word of the Lord, you nations;
proclaim it in distant coastlands:
‘He who scattered Israel will gather them
and will watch over his flock like a shepherd.’

11 For the Lord will deliver Jacob
and redeem them from the hand of those stronger than they.

12 They will come and shout for joy on the heights of Zion;
they will rejoice in the bounty of the Lord
the grain, the new wine and the olive oil,
the young of the flocks and herds.
They will be like a well-watered garden,
and they will sorrow no more.

13 Then young women will dance and be glad,
young men and old as well.
I will turn their mourning into gladness;
I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.

14 I will satisfy the priests with abundance,
and my people will be filled with my bounty,”
declares the Lord.

15 This is what the Lord says:

“A voice is heard in Ramah,
mourning and great weeping,
Rachel weeping for her children
and refusing to be comforted,
because they are no more.”

16 This is what the Lord says:

“Restrain your voice from weeping
and your eyes from tears,
for your work will be rewarded,”
declares the Lord.
“They will return from the land of the enemy.

17 So there is hope for your descendants,”
declares the Lord.
“Your children will return to their own land.


“I have surely heard Ephraim’s moaning:
‘You disciplined me like an unruly calf,
and I have been disciplined.
Restore me, and I will return,
because you are the Lord my God.

19 After I strayed,
I repented;
after I came to understand,
I beat my breast.
I was ashamed and humiliated
because I bore the disgrace of my youth.’

20 Is not Ephraim my dear son,
the child in whom I delight?
Though I often speak against him,
I still remember him.
Therefore my heart yearns for him;
I have great compassion for him,”
declares the Lord.


“Set up road signs;
put up guideposts.
Take note of the highway,
the road that you take.
Return, Virgin Israel,
return to your towns.

22 How long will you wander,
unfaithful Daughter Israel?
The Lord will create a new thing on earth—
the woman will return to[b] the man.”

23 This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: “When I bring them back from captivity,[c] the people in the land of Judah and in its towns will once again use these words: ‘The Lord bless you, you prosperous city, you sacred mountain.’

24 People will live together in Judah and all its towns—farmers and those who move about with their flocks.

25 I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.”

26 At this I awoke and looked around. My sleep had been pleasant to me.

27 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will plant the kingdoms of Israel and Judah with the offspring of people and of animals.

28 Just as I watched over them to uproot and tear down, and to overthrow, destroy and bring disaster, so I will watch over them to build and to plant,” declares the Lord.

29 “In those days people will no longer say,

‘The parents have eaten sour grapes,
and the children’s teeth are set on edge.’

30 Instead, everyone will die for their own sin; whoever eats sour grapes—their own teeth will be set on edge.


“The days are coming,” declares the Lord,
“when I will make a new covenant
with the people of Israel
and with the people of Judah.

32 It will not be like the covenant
I made with their ancestors
when I took them by the hand
to lead them out of Egypt,
because they broke my covenant,
though I was a husband to[d] them,[e]
declares the Lord.

33 “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel
after that time,” declares the Lord.
“I will put my law in their minds
and write it on their hearts.
I will be their God,
and they will be my people.

34 No longer will they teach their neighbor,
or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’
because they will all know me,
from the least of them to the greatest,”
declares the Lord.
“For I will forgive their wickedness
and will remember their sins no more.”

35 This is what the Lord says,

he who appoints the sun
to shine by day,
who decrees the moon and stars
to shine by night,
who stirs up the sea
so that its waves roar—
the Lord Almighty is his name:

36 “Only if these decrees vanish from my sight,”
declares the Lord,
“will Israel ever cease
being a nation before me.”
declares the Lord.

37 This is what the Lord says:

“Only if the heavens above can be measured
and the foundations of the earth below be searched out
will I reject all the descendants of Israel
because of all they have done,”

38 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when this city will be rebuilt for me from the Tower of Hananel to the Corner Gate.

39 The measuring line will stretch from there straight to the hill of Gareb and then turn to Goah.

40 The whole valley where dead bodies and ashes are thrown, and all the terraces out to the Kidron Valley on the east as far as the corner of the Horse Gate, will be holy to the Lord. The city will never again be uprooted or demolished.”


a. Jeremiah 31:3 Or Lord has appeared to us from afar
b. Jeremiah 31:22 Or will protect
c. Jeremiah 31:23 Or I restore their fortunes
d. Jeremiah 31:32 Or was their master
e. Jeremiah 31:32 Hebrew; Septuagint and Syriac / and I turned away from

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An Everlasting Love
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Jan, 2017
Summary: The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying, Yea, I have loved you with an everlasting love: therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn you (Jeremiah 31:3).
Series: A. Easter 1
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Scripture: Jeremiah 31:1-6
Views: 178
William R. Nabaza avatar
Everyone will die for his own sins
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Nov, 2016
Summary: To show that JESUS is the Deliverer from death and by His own Sacrifice He saved us from hell.
Scripture: Jeremiah 31:30
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 55
William R. Nabaza avatar
No generational curses
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Nov, 2016
Summary: To show that GOD is magnified when His people prospers that's why He has broken the generational curses and replaced it with generational blessings.
John Stackhouse avatar
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Shared by: John Stackhouse on Apr, 2016
Summary: explanation of why we don't adhere to the Levitical laws or the sacrifices. Paul teaches that Gentiles should not enslave themselves to the old Jewish Law.
Scripture: Jeremiah 31:31-34
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 957
Philip Martin avatar
God: Is Israel still special to you today?
Shared by: Philip Martin on Apr, 2016
Summary: Does the nation of Israel have a special place in God's heart, does it play an important part of the end times?
Scripture: Jeremiah 31:1-34
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,179
Freddy Fritz avatar
The Superiority of the New Covenant
Shared by: Freddy Fritz on Mar, 2016
Summary: The New Covenant inaugurated by Jesus is superior in four ways.
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 836
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
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Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Jan, 2016
Summary: The excitement of Christmas is over. Life has almost gotten back to normal. And many people suffer from the Post-Christmas blahs a kind of depression in fact here is a song for this season titled "The Post-Christmas Blues".
Paul Carlson avatar
Your Heart is the “Matter”!
Shared by: Paul Carlson on Dec, 2015
Summary: PROPOSITION: Since Christ is the Great Physician; your depraved heart can be surgically repaired by Him.
Series: O.T. Survey
Scripture: Jeremiah 31:33-34
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 381
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Straight Outta Context: Jeremiah 29:11
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Aug, 2015
Summary: Jeremiah 29:11 is not about our own personal fulfillment, it’s about our spiritual fulfillment. If we take scripture out of context, we run the risk of making scripture fit our life, instead of making our life fit scripture.
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Will you Accept a new heart and a new mind?
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec, 2014
Summary: There is a God covenant that brings us new hope, a new mind, a new heart? Will we stay the same?
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Shared by: Benjamín Rojas Yauri on Aug, 2014
Summary: El presente sermón expone la realidad por la cual el ser humano existe y cual es el propósito de Dios para su existencia. Anima a creer y confiar en la providencia divina, pues afirma que uno nace para ser feliz, prospero y sobre todo salvo.
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Scripture: Jeremiah 31:1-6
Denomination: Adventist
Views: 1,560
William R. Nabaza avatar
Covenant with the house of Israel
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Aug, 2014
Summary: To show that GOD made a second covenant with Jews and Gentiles - the Israel of GOD.
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New Covenant of Faith in Christ
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Aug, 2014
Summary: The final homily in the series: how God solves the REAL problem of society.
Series: Lumen Fidei
Scripture: Jeremiah 31:31-34
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 358
John Lowe avatar
Shared by: John Lowe on Apr, 2014
Summary: This passage primarily refers to God’s ancient people, the Jews, the natural descendants of Abraham. He chose them, and separated them from the nations of the world.
Scripture: Jeremiah 31:3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 956
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Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Feb, 2014
Summary: There is good news even in the book of Jeremiah.
Scripture: Jeremiah 31:7-14
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 642
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
A Song of Consolation
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Dec, 2013
Summary: A new exodus: the voice of joy.
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Shared by: Graeme Saunders on Oct, 2013
Summary: changing the focus from outward appearance to inward, allowing God to transform us.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Jeremiah 31:21-22
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,372
Judith Hand avatar
God's Word: Inscribed, Inside, and Inspired
Shared by: Judith Hand on Oct, 2013
Summary: God has given His Holy Word to us inscribed on tablets of stone, then written inside on our hearts and finally inspired as the Bible for us to know Him and His will for our lives.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Jeremiah 31:27-34
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 874
David DeWitt avatar
Grace to Face the Future
Shared by: David DeWitt on Apr, 2013
Summary: God gives us amazing grace to face the reality of our future
Scripture: Jeremiah 31:31-33
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 1,155
John McCormack avatar
Shared by: John McCormack on Mar, 2013
Scripture: Jeremiah 31:31
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 559
Revd. Martin Dale avatar
Covenant service
Shared by: Revd. Martin Dale on Jan, 2013
Summary: As Christian, we have made a covenant with God. He saves us and as our response we are to live as He would have us live
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Jeremiah 31:31-34
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 2,751
Brian Bill avatar
Covenant: God Pursues
Shared by: Brian Bill on Dec, 2012
Summary: One could make the case that the Bible is the story of God pursuing people who have been running from Him and ruining their lives in the process.
based on 14 ratings
Scripture: Jeremiah 31:31-34
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 18,306
Davon Huss avatar
The Wild and Wooly Prophets
Shared by: Davon Huss on Aug, 2012
Summary: An introduction to the OT prophets
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Jeremiah 31:31-34
Views: 438
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Deal Or No Deal
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Mar, 2012
Summary: Unlike the game show, Deal or No Deal, we can see in advance which of the two covenants is the better deal.
based on 188 ratings
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 44,047
Michael Stark avatar
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Shared by: Michael Stark on Oct, 2011
Summary: God has forgotten the sin of those whom He has forgiven.
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,371
Rodney Johnson avatar
We Walk By Faith Part 7
Shared by: Rodney Johnson on Oct, 2011
Summary: These message discusses how our mentality as it relates to faith can be like the old ice box versus the modern day refrigerator.
Scripture: Jeremiah 31:33-34
Views: 1,274
Bradley Boydston avatar
Home, Sweet, Home
Shared by: Bradley Boydston on Jan, 2011
Summary: When we welcome Jesus into our lives we find ourselves at home as children in his household. This is the fuller fulfillment of Jeremiah's prophecy.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Jeremiah 31:7-14
Denomination: *other
Views: 3,334
Russell Brownworth avatar
From Failure to Forgiveness
Shared by: Russell Brownworth on Oct, 2010
Summary: God chooses to forgive us
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Jeremiah 31:27-34
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 2,894
John Bergh avatar
I Have No Idea What You Are Talking About
Shared by: John Bergh on Oct, 2010
Summary: Love is service rather than sentiment. John R. W. Stott
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Jeremiah 31:27-34
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 1,219
Daniel Austin avatar
A New Covenant
Shared by: Daniel Austin on Sep, 2010
Summary: Man could not keep the covenant with God so a new covenant was required that we might be saved according to the will of God.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Jeremiah 31:31-34
Views: 1,038