Jeremiah 23:1-6 New International Version

The Return of the Remnant

23 1  "Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and scattering the sheep of my pasture!" declares the Lord. 2  Therefore this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says to the shepherds who tend my people: "Because you have scattered my flock and driven them away and have not bestowed care on them, I will bestow punishment on you for the evil you have done," declares the Lord. 3  "I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them and will bring them back to their pasture, where they will be fruitful and increase in number. 4  I will place shepherds over them who will tend them, and they will no longer be afraid or terrified, nor will any be missing," declares the Lord. 5  "The days are coming," declares the Lord, "when I will raise up for David[1] a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land. 6  In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: The Lord Our Righteous Savior.


Footnotes

[1] 23:5 Or "up from David's line"

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