2 On that day
sing about a desirable vineyard:a
to water it regularly.
So that no one disturbs it,
I watch over it night and day.
If only there were thorns and briersb for me to battle,
I would trample them
and burn them to the ground.
let it make peace with me—
make peace with me.
6 In days to come, Jacob will take root.c
Israel will blossom and bloomd
and fill the whole world with fruit.
as he struck the one who struck Israel?e
Was Israel killed like those killed by the Lord?
by banishing and driving her away.A
He removed her with his severe storm
on the day of the east wind.
9 Therefore Jacob’s iniquityf will be atoned for in this way,
and the result of the removal of his sin will be this:g
when he makes all the altar stones
like crushed bits of chalk,
no Asherah poles or incense altars will remain standing.
pastures deserted and abandoned like a wilderness.
Calves will graze there,
and there they will spread out and strip its branches.
Women will come and make fires with them,
for they are not a people with understanding.h
Therefore their Makeri will not have compassion on them,
and their Creator will not be gracious to them.
12 On that dayj
the Lord will thresh grain from the Euphrates River
as far as the Wadi of Egypt,k
and you Israelites will be gathered one by one.
a great ram’s hornl will be blown,
and those lost in the land of Assyria will come,
as well as those dispersed in the land of Egypt;
and they will worship the Lord
at Jerusalem on the holy mountain.
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