12 “I, even I, am he who comfortsb you.
human beings who are but grass,e
who stretches out the heavensh
and who lays the foundations of the earth,
that you live in constant terrori every day
because of the wrath of the oppressor,
who is bent on destruction?
For where is the wrath of the oppressor?j
14 The cowering prisoners will soon be set free;k
they will not die in their dungeon,
nor will they lack bread.l
the Lord Almightyo is his name.
16 I have put my words in your mouthp
and covered you with the shadow of my handq—
I who set the heavens in place,
who laid the foundations of the earth,r
and who say to Zion, ‘You are my people.s’ ”