30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B: 1st Reading

Jeremiah 31:7-9

Thus says the LORD:
Shout with joy for Jacob,
      exult at the head of the nations;
      proclaim your praise and say:
   The LORD has delivered his people,
      the remnant of Israel.
   Behold, I will bring them back
      from the land of the north;
   I will gather them from the ends of the world,
      with the blind and the lame in their midst,
   the mothers and those with child;
      they shall return as an immense throng.
   They departed in tears,
      but I will console them and guide them;
   I will lead them to brooks of water,
      on a level road, so that none shall stumble.
   For I am a father to Israel,
      Ephraim is my first-born.