7 n“Before she was in labor
she gave birth;
before her pain came upon her
she delivered a son.
Who has seen such things?
Shall a land be born in one day?
Shall a nation be brought forth in one moment?
For nas soon as Zion was in labor
she brought forth her children.
says the Lord;
“shall I, who cause to bring forth, shut the womb?”
says your God.
10 o“Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her,
all you who love her;
rejoice with her in joy,
all you who mourn over her;
from her consoling breast;
that you may drink deeply with delight
from her glorious abundance.”1
p“Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river,
and the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream;
and qyou shall nurse, you shall be carried upon her hip,
and bounced upon her knees.
so rI will comfort you;
you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
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