will see a great light.
They are now living in a very dark land.
But a light will shine on them.
You will increase their joy.
They will show you how glad they are.
They will be as glad as people are at harvest time.
They will be as glad as soldiers are
when they share the things they’ve taken after a battle.
In the same way, you will break
the heavy yoke that weighs Israel down.
You will break the wooden beams that are on their shoulders.
You will break the rods of those who strike them down.
So will every piece of clothes
that is covered with blood.
All of them will be thrown into the fire.