`In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch of David to spring forth; and He shall execute justice and righteousness on the earth. (Jeremiah 33:15)

`In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will dwell in safety; and this is the name by which she will be called: the LORD is our righteousness.' (Jeremiah 33:16)

"For thus says the LORD, `David shall never lack a man to sit on the throne of the house of Israel; (Jeremiah 33:17)

and the Levitical priests shall never lack a man before Me to offer burnt offerings, to burn grain offerings and to prepare sacrifices continually.' " (Jeremiah 33:18)

The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying, (Jeremiah 33:19)

"Thus says the LORD, `If you can break My covenant for the day and My covenant for the night, so that day and night will not be at their appointed time, (Jeremiah 33:20)

then My covenant may also be broken with David My servant so that he will not have a son to reign on his throne, and with the Levitical priests, My ministers. (Jeremiah 33:21)

`As the host of heaven cannot be counted and the sand of the sea cannot be measured, so I will multiply the descendants of David My servant and the Levites who minister to Me.' " (Jeremiah 33:22)

And the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying, (Jeremiah 33:23)

"Have you not observed what this people have spoken, saying, `The two families which the LORD chose, He has rejected them'? Thus they despise My people, no longer are they as a nation in their sight. (Jeremiah 33:24)

"Thus says the LORD, `If My covenant for day and night stand not, and the fixed patterns of heaven and earth I have not established, (Jeremiah 33:25)

then I would reject the descendants of Jacob and David My servant, not taking from his descendants rulers over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. But I will restore their fortunes and will have mercy on them.' " (Jeremiah 33:26)


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