30:10 So I, the Lord, tell you not to be afraid,
you descendants of Jacob, my servants. 5
Do not be terrified, people of Israel.
For I will rescue you and your descendants
from a faraway land where you are captives. 6
The descendants of Jacob will return to their land and enjoy peace.
They will be secure and no one will terrify them. 7
1 tn Heb “Oracle of the
2 tn Heb “restore the fortune.” For the translation and meaning of this idiom see the note at 29:14.
3 tn Heb “fathers.”
4 sn As the nations of Israel and Judah were united in their sin and suffered the same fate – that of exile and dispersion – (cf. Jer 3:8; 5:11; 11:10, 17) so they will ultimately be regathered from the nations and rejoined under one king, a descendant of David, and regain possession of their ancestral lands. The prophets of both the eighth and seventh century looked forward to this ideal (see, e.g., Hos 1:11 (2:2 HT); Isa 11:11-13; Jer 23:5-6; 30:3; 33:7; Ezek 37:15-22). This has already been anticipated in Jer 3:18.
5 tn Heb “So do not be afraid, my servant Jacob, oracle of the
6 tn Heb “For I will rescue you from far away, your descendants from the land of their captivity.”
7 sn Compare the ideals of the Mosaic covenant in Lev 26:6, the Davidic covenant in 2 Sam 7:10-11, and the new covenant in Ezek 34:25-31.