lo kh’-AY-leh KHAY-lek ya-a-KOV kee -yo-TZAYR ha-KOL HU v’-SHAY-vet na-kha-la-TO a-do-NAI tz’-va-OT sh’-MO
An Eternal Inheritance
In the previous two chapters,Yirmiyahu (Jeremiah) describes the utter destruction that will befall the Babylonians. However, it is the future of Israel that concerns God the most. The Babylonians put their trust in idols are are let down in the end. Israel’s fate is different because they trust in Hashem (God). Since Hashem created the world, it is His to distribute as He pleases. He chose to give the Land of Israel to the People of Israel, the “portion of Yaakov“, as an enteral inheritance that will remain theirs forever.