The Righteous Branch

Jeremiah 23

1 "Woe a to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture!" says the LORD. 2 Therefore thus says the LORD God of Israel against the shepherds who feed My people: "You have scattered My flock, driven them away, and not attended to them. b Behold, I will attend to you for the evil of your doings," says the LORD. 3 "But c I will gather the remnant of My flock out of all countries where I have driven them, and bring them back to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. 4 "I will set up d shepherds over them who will feed them; and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, nor shall they be lacking," says the LORD.

5 "Behold, e the days are coming," says the LORD,
"That I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness;
A King shall reign and 1 prosper,
f And execute 2 judgment and righteousness in the 3 earth.
6 g In His days Judah will be saved,
And Israel h will dwell safely;
Now i this is His name by which He will be called:
4 THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

7 "Therefore, behold, j the days are coming," says the LORD, "that they shall no longer say, 'As the LORD lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,' 8 "but, 'As the LORD lives who brought up and led the descendants of the house of Israel from the north country k and from all the countries where I had driven them.' And they shall dwell in their own l land."

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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