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14 For the Lord awill have mercy on Jacob,
And bwill yet choose Israel,
And cset them in their own land:
And dthe strangers shall be joined with them,
And they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.
2 And the people shall take them, and ebring them to their place:
And the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of the Lord
fFor servants and handmaids:
And they shall take them captives, †whose captives they were;
And gthey shall rule over their oppressors.
3 And it shall come to pass in the day that the Lord shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve, 4 That thou shalt htake up this ||proverb against the king of Babylon, and say,
6 He who smote the people in wrath with †a continual stroke,
He that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth.
7 The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: mthey break forth into singing.
Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us.
It hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
10 All they shall sspeak and say unto thee,
Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us?
11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy tviols:
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, aI will ascend into heaven,
bI will exalt my throne above the stars of God:
16 They that see thee shall hnarrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying,
That ||opened not the house of his prisoners?
Lie in glory, every one kin his own house.
And as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword,
That go down to gthe stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.
20 lThou shalt not be joined with them in burial,
Because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people:
mThe seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.
21 Prepare slaughter for his children nfor the iniquity of their fathers;
oThat they do not rise, nor possess the land,
Nor fill the face of the world with cities.
23 I will also make it a possession for tthe bittern, and pools of water:
And I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the Lord of hosts.
Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass;
And as I have purposed, so shall it stand:
25 uThat I will break the Assyrian in my land,
And upon my mountains tread him under foot:
Then shall his vyoke depart from off them,
And this is xthe hand that is stretched out upon all the nations.
29 Rejoice not thou, whole dPalestina,
Because ethe rod of him that smote thee is broken:
30 And ithe firstborn of the poor shall feed,
And the needy shall lie down in safety:
And I will kill thy root with famine,
And he shall slay thy remnant.
31 jHowl, O gate; cry, O city;
For there shall come from the north a smoke,
That mthe Lord hath founded Zion,
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