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For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.
For this is what the Lord has said: All the land will become a waste; I will make destruction complete.
Go up against her vines and make waste; let the destruction be complete: take away her branches, for they are not the Lord's.
But have no fear, O Jacob, my servant, and do not be troubled, O Israel: for see, I will make you come back from far away, and your seed from the land where they are prisoners; and Jacob will come back, and will be quiet and in peace, and no one will give him cause for fear.
Now while I was saying these things, death came to Pelatiah, the son of Benaiah. Then falling down on my face and crying out with a loud voice, I said, Ah, Lord! will you put an end to all the rest of Israel?
See, the eyes of the Lord are on the evil kingdom, and I will put an end to it in all the earth; but I will not send complete destruction on Jacob, says the Lord.
And Isaiah says about Israel, Even if the number of the children of Israel is as the sand of the sea, only a small part will get salvation:
In the same way, there are at this present time some who are marked out by the selection of grace.
O Lord, put me right, but with wise purpose; not in your wrath, or you will make me small.
O Lord, do not be bitter with me in your wrath; do not send punishment on me in the heat of your passion.
Is his punishment like the punishment of those who overcame him? or are his dead as great in number as those he put to the sword?
This is the word of the Lord: As the new wine is seen in the grapes, and they say, Do not send destruction on it, for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servants, in order that I may not put an end to them all.
But still, I will keep a small band safe from the sword among the nations, when you are sent wandering among the countries.
Then say, This is what the Lord has said: I will get you together from the peoples, and make you come out of the countries where you have been sent in flight, and I will give you the land of Israel.