The Lord promises to bring his people back to Israel.
“People will shout because they are afraid. They will not have any
But I see that every strong man is holding his stomach.
They have pain like a woman who is giving birth to a child.
Every face is white, like a dead person's face.
There will not be any other day like that day.
It will be a time of trouble for Jacob.
But I will save him out of all that trouble.”
The Lord will save his people so that they will not continue to be slaves in Babylon.
I will destroy the things that make them
They will not still be slaves to people from other countries.
And they will
I will raise him up for them.
Do not let yourself be afraid, Israel”, says the Lord.
“I will certainly bring you from a place that is far away.
I will save your sons from the country where they are
Jacob (Israel) will again have
And nobody will make him afraid.
“I may destroy completely all the countries that I send you to.
But I will not destroy you completely.
I certainly will
“Your enemies have hurt you so badly that nobody can make you better.
Nobody can make you completely well.
There is no medicine that can make you well.
They do not feel pain for your troubles.
I have hit you as an enemy would hit you.
And nobody can make you well again.
So I have done these things to you.
I will send all your enemies away to be
I will take away the good things
from those people who took away your good things.
I will take away everything that hurts you”, says the Lord.
“I will do that because of the words that people say.
They threw you out.
They call you the people from
“I will repair the places where Jacob (Israel) lives.
I will be kind to his
You will build the city again over its broken stones.
They will be making a happy noise.
I will make the number of my people larger.
It will not become less.
I will cause the
They will not think that my people have no value.
I will make them into one strong people.
I will bring him near and he will come close to me.
Nobody can come to me if I do not call him”, says the Lord.
He will be like a powerful wind that blows people away.
It blows away the people who do wrong things.
He will completely finish all the work that he decides to do.
Only then will he stop being angry.
You will understand these things at a future time.