For this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I myself will search for my sheep and look after them.
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
The LORD detests those whose hearts are perverse.
Among those nations you will find no repose, no resting place for the sole of your foot. There the LORD will give you an anxious mind, eyes weary with longing, and a despairing heart.
I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. Then they will follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. They will be my people, and I will be their God.
For this is what the high and exalted One says—he who lives forever, whose name is holy: “I live in a high and holy place, but also with those who are contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.
Give me wisdom and knowledge. … This is how you guided your people to make for yourself a glorious name. … He led them by a straight way to a city where they could settle. … And the name of the city from that time on will be: the Lord is there.
Let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth.
Does the Almighty pervert what is right?
This is what the Lord said to me: “Make a yoke out of straps and crossbars and put it on your neck. … They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them. … Then the prophet Hananiah took the yoke off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah and broke it. … His yoke