Then King David sent a message to Zadok and Abiathar the priests saying, “Tell the elders of Judah, ‘Why should you delay any further in bringing the king back to his palace,
You went back and ate and drank in this place, even though he said to you, “Do not eat or drink there.”
You have sinned more than all who came before you. You went and angered me by making other gods, formed out of metal; you have completely disregarded me.
“Look, the grief I experienced was for my benefit.
They say to a wooden idol,
But in that time they will affirm them with ‘I swear as surely as the Lord lives who delivered the people of Israel from the land of the north and from all the other lands where he had banished them.’ At that time I will bring them back to the land I gave their ancestors.”
I will also bring back to this place Jehoiakim’s son King Jeconiah of Judah and all the exiles who were taken to Babylon.’ Indeed, the Lord affirms,
The prophet Jeremiah said, “Amen! May the Lord do all this! May the Lord make your prophecy come true! May he bring back to this place from Babylon all the valuable articles taken from the Lord’s temple and the people who were carried into exile.
‘I will certainly regather my people from all the countries where I will have exiled
The prophet Jeremiah answered them, “Agreed!
I will make many stumble.
On that day, anyone who is on the roof,
When all the flocks were gathered there, the shepherds
For how can I go back to my father if the boy is not with me? I couldn’t bear to see
The Lord said to Moses in Midian, “Go back
The king of Egypt said to them, “Moses and Aaron, why do you cause the people to refrain from their work?
So Moses and Aaron were brought back to Pharaoh, and he said to them, “Go, serve the Lord your God. Exactly who is going with you?”