24:5 “I, the Lord, the God of Israel, say: ‘The exiles whom I sent away from here to the land of Babylon 1 are like those good figs. I consider them to be good. 24:6 I will look after their welfare 2 and will restore them to this land. There I will build them up and will not tear them down. I will plant them firmly in the land 3 and will not uproot them. 4 24:7 I will give them the desire to acknowledge that I 5 am the Lord. I will be their God and they will be my people. For they will wholeheartedly 6 return to me.’
3 tn The words “There” and “firmly in the land” are not in the text but are implicit from the connection and the metaphor. They are supplied in the translation for clarity.
5 tn Heb “I will give them a heart to know me that I am the
6 tn Heb “with all their heart.”