Jeremiah 31:2
Good News Translation
In the desert I showed mercy to those people who had escaped death. When the people of Israel longed for rest,

Contemporary English Version
In the desert I was kind to those who escaped death. I gave them peace, and when the time is right, I'll do the same for you. I, the LORD, have spoken.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thus saith the Lord: The people that were left and escaped from the sword, found grace in the desert: Israel shall go to his rest.

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Thus saith the Lord: The people that were left and escaped from the sword, found grace in the desert: Israel shall go to his rest.

The people.

Exodus 1:16,22 Commanding them: When you shall do the office of midwives to the Hebrew women, and the time of delivery is come: if it be a man child, kill it: if a woman, keep it alive. . . .

Exodus 2:23 Now after a long time the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel groaning, cried out because of the works: and their cry went up unto God from the works.

Exodus 5:21 And they said to them: The Lord see and judge, because you have, made our savour to stink before Pharao and his servants, and you have given him a sword, to kill us.

Exodus 12:37 And the children of Israel set forward from Ramesse to Socoth, being about six hundred thousand men on foot, beside children.

Exodus 14:8-12 And the Lord hardened the heart of Pharao, king of Egypt, and he pursued the children of Israel; but they were gone forth in a mighty hand. . . .

Exodus 15:9,10 The enemy said: I will pursue and overtake, I will divide the spoils, my soul shall have its fill: I will draw my sword, my hand shall slay them. . . .

Exodus 17:8-13 And Amalec came, and fought against Israel in Raphidim. . . .

found.

Jeremiah 2:2 Go, and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying: Thus saith the Lord: I have remembered thee, pitying thy youth, and the love of thy espousals, when thou followedst me in the desert, in a land that is not sown.

Deuteronomy 1:30,33 The Lord God, who is your leader, himself will fight for you, as he did in Egypt in the sight of all. . . .

Deuteronomy 2:7 The Lord thy God hath blessed thee in every work of thy hands: the Lord thy God dwelling with thee, knoweth thy journey, how thou hast passed through this great wilderness, for forty years, and thou hast wanted nothing.

Deuteronomy 8:2,3,16 And thou shalt remember all the way through which the Lord thy God hath brought thee for forty years through the desert, to afflict thee and to prove thee, and that the things that were known in thy heart might be made known, whether thou wouldst keep his commandments or no. . . .

Nehemiah 9:12-15 And in a pillar of a cloud thou wast their leader by day, and in a pillar of fire by night, that they might see the way by which they went. . . .

Psalm 78:14-16 And he conducted them with a cloud by day: and all the night with a light of fire. . . .

Psalm 105:37-43 And he brought them out with silver and gold: and there was not among their tribes one that was feeble. . . .

Psalm 136:16-24 Who led his people through the desert: for his mercy endureth for ever. . . .

Isaiah 63:7-14 I will remember the tender mercies of the Lord, the praise of the Lord for all the things that the Lord hath bestowed upon us, and for the multitude of his good things to the house of Israel, which he hath given them according to his kindness, and according to the multitude of his mercies. . . .

Ezekiel 20:14-17 But I spared them for the sake of my name, lest it should be profaned before the nations, from which I brought them out, in their sight. . . .

when.

Numbers 10:33 So they marched from the mount of the Lord three days' journey, and the ark of the covenant of the Lord went before them, for three days providing a place for the camp.

Deuteronomy 12:9 For until this present time you are not come to rest, and to the possession, which the Lord your God will give you.

Psalm 95:11 And these men have not known my ways: so I swore in my wrath that they shall not enter into my rest.

Isaiah 63:14 As a beast that goeth down in the field, the spirit of the Lord was their leader: so didst thou lead thy people to make thyself a glorious name.

Matthew 11:28 Come to me all you that labor and are burdened, and I will refresh you.

Hebrews 4:8,9 For if Jesus had given them rest he would never have afterwards spoken of another day. . . .

Context
Mourning Turned to Joy
1At that time, saith the Lord, I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people. 2Thus saith the Lord: The people that were left and escaped from the sword, found grace in the desert: Israel shall go to his rest.3The Lord hath appeared from afar to me. Yea I have loved thee with an everlasting love, therefore have I drawn thee, taking pity on thee.…
Cross References
Exodus 33:14
And the Lord said: My face shall go before thee, and I will give thee rest.

Numbers 10:33
So they marched from the mount of the Lord three days' journey, and the ark of the covenant of the Lord went before them, for three days providing a place for the camp.

Numbers 14:20
And the Lord said: I have forgiven according to thy word.

Deuteronomy 1:33
Who went before you in the way, and marked out the place, wherein you should pitch your tents, in the night shewing you the way by fire, and in the day by the pillar of a cloud.

Joshua 1:13
Remember the word, which Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, saying: The Lord your God hath given you rest, and all this land.

Hosea 11:4
I will draw them with the cords of Adam, with the bands of love: and I will be to them as one that taketh off the yoke on their jaws: and I put his meat to him that he might eat.

Additional Translations
This is what the LORD says: “The people who survived the sword found favor in the wilderness when Israel went to find rest.”Thus said the LORD, The people which were left of the sword found grace in the wilderness; even Israel, when I went to cause him to rest.

Thus saith Jehovah, The people that were left of the sword found favor in the wilderness; even Israel, when I went to cause him to rest.

Thus saith the Lord, I found him warm in the wilderness with them that were slain with the sword: go ye and destroy not Israel.

Thus saith Jehovah: The people [that were] left of the sword have found grace in the wilderness, [even] Israel, when I go to give him rest.

Thus saith the LORD, The people which were left of the sword found grace in the wilderness; even Israel, when I went to cause him to rest.

Thus saith the LORD, The people who were left by the sword found grace in the wilderness; even Israel, when I went to cause him to rest.

Thus says Yahweh, The people who were left of the sword found favor in the wilderness; even Israel, when I went to cause him to rest.

Thus said Jehovah: Found grace in the wilderness Hath a people remaining from the sword Going to cause it to rest -- Israel.
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