And my awound incurable, refusing to be healed?
Will You indeed be to me blike a deceptive stream
With water that is unreliable?
“aIf you return, then I will restore you—
bBefore Me you will stand;
And cif you extract the precious from the worthless,
You will become 1My spokesman.
They for their part may turn to you,
But as for you, you must not turn to them.
20 “Then I will amake you to this people
A fortified wall of bronze;
And though they fight against you,
They will not prevail over you;
For bI am with you to save you
And deliver you,” declares the Lord.
21 “So I will adeliver you from the hand of the wicked,
Lit as My mouth