5 Hear the word of the Lord,
You who tremble at His word:
“Your brethren who ghated you,
Who cast you out for My name’s sake, said,
h‘Let the Lord be glorified,
That iwe may see your joy.’
But they shall be ashamed.”
A voice from the temple!
The voice of the Lord,
Who fully repays His enemies!
Before her pain came,
She delivered a male child.
Who has seen such things?
Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day?
Or shall a nation be born at once?
For as soon as Zion was in labor,
She gave birth to her children.
“Shall I who cause delivery shut up the womb?” says your God.
And be glad with her, all you who love her;
Rejoice for joy with her, all you who mourn for her;
With the consolation of her bosom,
That you may drink deeply and be delighted
With the abundance of her glory.”
“Behold, jI will extend peace to her like a river,
And the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream.
Then you shall kfeed;
On her sides shall you be lcarried,
And be dandled on her knees.
So I will mcomfort you;
And you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.”
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