‘We have heard a voice of trembling,
Of 1fear, and not of peace.
So why do I see every man with his hands on his loins
cLike a woman in labor,
And all faces turned pale?
7 dAlas! For that day is great,
eSo that none is like it;
And it is the time of Jacob’s trouble,
But he shall be saved out of it.
Says the Lord of hosts,
‘That I will break his yoke from your neck,
And will burst your bonds;
Foreigners shall no more enslave them.
And fDavid their king,
Whom I will graise up for them.
10 ‘Therefore hdo not fear, O My servant Jacob,’ says the Lord,
‘Nor be dismayed, O Israel;
For behold, I will save you from afar,
And your seed ifrom the land of their captivity.
Jacob shall return, have rest and be quiet,
And no one shall make him afraid.
11 For I am with jyou,’ says the Lord, ‘to save you;
kThough I make a full end of all nations where I have scattered you,
lYet I will not make a complete end of you.
But I will correct you min justice,
And will not let you go altogether unpunished.’
Lit. male can give birth