Grace in Life's Dungeon by William Wyne

Grace in Life's Dungeon
William Wyne
Jeremiah 31:1-7

Jeremiah 31:1-7 (Moffatt translation) 1''Then'', the Eternal promises, ''I will be God to all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people.'' For this is the Eternal's promise: 2''those who survive the sword shall find grace in the dungeon.'' When Israel yearned for rest, then in a far land the Eternal 3appeared, saying, ''From of old I love you, so now I draw you gently home. Once more I will settle you, 4O maiden Israel; once more you shall take the tambourine and dance merrily; 5once more you shall plant vines upon Samaria's slopes, and those who plant shall enjoy the grapes, with praise to the Eternal.'' 6[[Yes, the day will come when vintagers on the heights of Ephraim cry, ''Let us rise and go to Sion, to the Eternal, our own God!'']] 7For this is the Eternal's word to Jacob: Shout aloud on the hill-tops, ring out your praises, cry, ''The Eternal; has saved his people, the remnant of Israel!''

Jeremiah 31:2 (NIV) This is what the Lord says: ''Those who survived the sword will find favor in the wilderness; I will come to give rest to Israel.''

Jeremiah 31:2 (KJV) The people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness. Israel, when it went to find rest.'')

1Then the Eternal promises, ''I will be God to all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people.'' For this is the Eternal's promise: 2those who survive the sword shall find grace in the dungeon. When Israel yearned for rest, then in a far land, the Eternal 3appeared, saying, ''From of old I love you, so now I draw you gently home. Once more I will settle you, 4O maiden Israel; once more you shall take the tambourine and dance merrily; 5once more you shall plant vines upon Samaria's slopes, and those who plant shall enjoy the grapes, with praise to the Eternal.'' 6Yes, the day will come when vintagers (watchmen) on the heights of Ephraim cry, ''Let us rise and go to Sion, to the Eternal, our own God!'' 7For this is the ...


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