17 And there is hope in thine end, saith the Lord, that thy children shall come again to their own border.

Other Translations of Jeremiah 31:17

New International Version

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

English Standard Version

17 There is hope for your future, declares the Lord, and your children shall come back to their own country.

The Message

17 There's hope for your children." God's Decree.

New King James Version

17 There is hope in your future, says the Lord, That your children shall come back to their own border.

New Living Translation

17 There is hope for your future," says the Lord . "Your children will come again to their own land.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Jeremiah 31:17

Commentary on Jeremiah 31:10-17

(Read Jeremiah 31:10-17)

He that scattered Israel, knows where to find them. It is comfortable to observe the goodness of the Lord in the gifts of providence. But our souls are never valuable as gardens, unless watered with the dews of God's Spirit and grace. A precious promise follows, which will not have full accomplishment except in the heavenly Zion. Let them be satisfied of God's loving-kindness, and they will be satisfied with it, and desire no more to make them happy. Rachel is represented as rising from her grave, and refusing to be comforted, supposing her offspring rooted out. The murder of the children at Bethlehem, by Herod, Matthew 2:16-18, in some degree fulfilled this prediction, but could not be its full meaning. If we have hope in the end, concerning an eternal inheritance, for ourselves and those belonging to us, all temporal afflictions may be borne, and will be for our good.