aAt the same time, saith the Lord,
bWill I be the God of all the families of Israel,
And they shall be my people.
The people which were left of the sword found grace in the wilderness;
Even Israel, cwhen I went to cause him to rest.
3 The Lord hath appeared †of old unto me, saying,
4 Again gI will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel:
The planters shall plant, and shall †eat them as common things.
That the watchmen upon mthe mount Ephraim shall cry,
nArise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the Lord our God.
oSing with gladness for Jacob,
Publish ye, praise ye, and say,
O Lord, qsave thy people, the remnant of Israel.
8 Behold, I will bring them rfrom the north country,
And with them uthe blind and the lame,
The woman with child and her that travaileth with child together:
A great company shall return thither.
9 They shall come vwith weeping,
I will cause them to walk xby the rivers of waters
yIn a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble:
For zI am a father to Israel,
And declare it in the isles afar off, and say,
He that scattered Israel bwill gather him,
And keep him, cas a shepherd doth his flock.
12 Therefore they shall come and sing fin the height of Zion,
And for the young of the flock and of the herd:
And their soul lshall be as a watered garden;
And mthey shall not sorrow any more at all.
13 Then shall the virgin rejoice nin the dance,
Both young men and old together:
For I will turn their mourning into joy,
And will comfort them, and omake them rejoice from their sorrow.
14 And I will psatiate the soul of the priests with fatness,
And my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith the Lord.