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Jeremiah 31:11

Context
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For the Lord will rescue the descendants of Jacob. He will secure their release 1  from those who had overpowered them. 2 

XREF

Ps 142:6; Isa 44:23; Isa 48:20; Isa 49:24; Jer 15:21; Jer 50:33; Ho 13:14; Mt 12:29; Mt 20:28; Mt 22:29; Lu 11:21,22; Tit 2:14; Heb 2:14,15

NET © Notes

sn Two rather theologically significant metaphors are used in this verse. The Hebrew word translated “will set…free” is a word used in the legal sphere for paying a redemption price to secure the freedom of a person or thing (see, e.g., Exod 13:13, 15). It is used metaphorically and theologically to refer to Israel’s deliverance from Egyptian bondage (Deut 15:15; Mic 6:4) and its deliverance from Babylonian exile (Isa 35:10). The word translated “secure their release” is a word used in the sphere of family responsibility where a person paid the price to free an indentured relative (Lev 25:48, 49) or paid the price to restore a relative’s property seized to pay a debt (Lev 25:25, 33). This word, too, was used to refer metaphorically and theologically to Israel’s deliverance from Egyptian bondage (Exod 6:6) or release from Babylonian exile (Isa 43:1-4; 44:22). These words are traditionally translated “ransom” and “redeem” and are a part of traditional Jewish and Christian vocabulary for physical and spiritual deliverance.

tn Heb “from the hand/power of the one too strong for him.”



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