11 “As for you also,
Because of the blood of your covenant,
I will set your rprisoners free from the waterless pit.
sYou prisoners of hope.
Even today I declare
That I will restore tdouble to you.
Fitted the bow with Ephraim,
And raised up your sons, O Zion,
Against your sons, O Greece,
And made you like the sword of a mighty man.”
And uHis arrow will go forth like lightning.
The Lord God will blow the trumpet,
And go vwith whirlwinds from the south.
15 The Lord of hosts will wdefend them;
They shall devour and subdue with slingstones.
They shall drink and roar as if with wine;
They shall be filled with blood like 3basins,
Like the corners of the altar.
16 The Lord their God will xsave them in that day,
As the flock of His people.
zLifted like a banner over His land—
cGrain shall make the young men thrive,
And new wine the young women.
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