What is the source of the popular song Od Yeshama?

I tried searching for "עוד ישמע בְּעָרֵי יְהוּדָה וּבְחֻצוֹת" and did not find anything.

I am asking because I was wondering if it should be pronounced יְרוּשָׁלַ‍ִם or יְרוּשָׁלַ‍ִים? I was surprised that typing either into google did not yield the Posuk. I am now curious about the source for the song and the proper pronunciation.


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The source is Yirmiyahu 33:10-11

  • Aha, so it is not a continuous phrase in the posukim. That is what I could not easily find it via google. When people sing it, I hear "וּבְחֻצוֹת יְרוּשָׁלַים", but it clearly says "יְרוּשָׁלִַם". Is it being sung incorrectly?
    – chaimp
    Apr 11, 2014 at 1:05
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    The vowels of יְרוּשָׁלִַם are there to indicate that you should read it as if it were יְרוּשָׁלַיִם.
    – magicker72
    Apr 11, 2014 at 1:17

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