Do not fear the king of Babylon (Jer 42:11-42:12)

“‘Do not be afraid

Of the king of Babylon,

As you have been.

Do not be afraid of him!’

Says Yahweh.

‘I am with you!

I will save you!

I will rescue you

From his hand.

I will grant you mercy.

He will have mercy on you.

He will restore you

To your native soil.’”

Jeremiah tells the people not to be afraid of the king of Babylon, as they had been. Yahweh was going to be with them. He was going to save and rescue them from his hand. Yahweh was going to grant them mercy. He was going to restore them to their native soil. The worst was over. Stay here! Just relax!

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