Moreover the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the second time, while he
was yet shut up in the court of the prison, saying,
Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed it, to
establish it; the LORD is his name;
3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty
things, which thou knowest not.
For thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning the houses of this
city, and concerning the houses of the kings of Judah, which are thrown down
by the mounts, and by the sword;
They come to fight with the Chaldeans, but it is
to fill them with the
dead bodies of men, whom I have slain in mine anger and in my fury, and for
all whose wickedness I have hid my face from this city.
Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will
reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth.
And I will cause the captivity of Judah and the captivity of Israel to
return, and will build them, as at the first.
And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned
against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have
sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against me.
And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an honour before all the
nations of the earth, which shall hear all the good that I do unto them: and
they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and for all the prosperity
that I procure unto it.
Thus saith the LORD; Again there shall be heard in this place, which ye
say shall be desolate without man and without beast, even in the cities of
Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, that are desolate, without man, and
without inhabitant, and without beast,
The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom,
and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the
LORD of hosts: for the LORD is good; for his mercy endureth for
ever: and of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD.
For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith
Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Again in this place, which is desolate
without man and without beast, and in all the cities thereof, shall be an
habitation of shepherds causing their flocks to lie down.
In the cities of the mountains, in the cities of the vale, and in the
cities of the south, and in the land of Benjamin, and in the places about
Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, shall the flocks pass again under the
hands of him that telleth them, saith the LORD.
Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will perform that good thing
which I have promised unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah.
In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness
to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in
In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and
this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The LORD our righteousness.
The bride and bridegroom will say,
Because God is good and his mercy endures forever. 
For thus saith the
LORD; David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of
Neither shall the priests the Levites want a man before me to offer burnt
offerings, and to kindle meat offerings, and to do sacrifice continually.
And the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah, saying,
Thus saith the LORD; If ye can break my covenant of the day, and my
covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their
Then may also my covenant be broken with David my servant, that he should
not have a son to reign upon his throne; and with the Levites the priests,
As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea
measured: so will I multiply the seed of David my servant, and the Levites
that minister unto me.
Moreover the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying,
Considerest thou not what this people have spoken, saying, The two
families which the LORD hath chosen, he hath even cast them off? thus they
have despised my people, that they should be no more a nation before them.
Thus saith the LORD; If my covenant be not with day and night, and if I
have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth;
Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob and David my servant, so that I
will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac,
and Jacob: for I will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy on
There will never be a time when one of David's descendants isn't king of Israel. 
- The LORD is good; for his mercy endureth for ever. (v.11)
Is God merciful?
- David shall never want a man to sit upon
the throne of the house of Israel. (v.17)
But the Davidic line of Kings ended with
Zedekiah; there were none during the Babylonian captivity, and there are none today.
- Call on God's name.
- Call unto me. 33:3