The Lord will watch over Judah
It is the Lord who makes the clouds and the storms.
He gives the rain to men.
He gives the plants of the field to everyone.
but the idols do not speak true words.
Some people explain what a dream means.
But they do not speak true words.
The help that they give is not good.
So the people move from place to place like sheep.
They are not safe. They have no leaders.
I will cause them to be sorry.
Judah's people are mine,’ says the Lord
I will make them as strong as horses that are ready for war.
He is like a strong stone at the corner of a building.
He is like a strong
He is like a bow that is ready to shoot
Every strong ruler will come from Judah's descendants.
who march through the
The Lord is with them and they will fight their enemies.
They will pull down the soldiers from their horses.
and I will make Israel's people become free.
I will bring them back to me,
because I am sorry for them.
I am their God,
and I will answer them.
It will be as if I had never turned away from them.
They will be as happy as men that drink
Their children will see their happy fathers
and so the children will be happy.
They will sing to the Lord.
I will buy them and I will make them free people.
And there will be as many people as there were before.
But, in these far countries, they will remember me.
They and their children will not die.
They will return to Jerusalem.
and I will bring them here together from Assyria.
I will bring them to Gilead and to Lebanon.
There will not be enough room for them all.
But it will be no trouble to him.
He will stop the
He will make the river Nile dry.
the power of Egypt's people will finish.’
They will obey me because they love my name.’