in the shadow of his hand he hid me;
and he has made me a polished arrow;
in his quiver he hid me away,
in whom I will be glorified.”
I have spent my strength for nothing and in vain;
yet surely the justice due to me is with Yahweh,
and my reward with my God.”
to bring back Jacob to him,
and so that Israel would be gathered to him
(for I am honorable in the eyes of Yahweh,
and my God is my strength),
and behold, these from the north and from the west,
and these from the land of Sinim.”
and be joyful, earth,
and break forth into singing, mountains,
for Yahweh has comforted his people
and will have compassion on his afflicted.
and the Lord has forgotten me.”
that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb?
Yes, these may forget,
yet I will not forget you!
your walls are continually before me.
your destroyers and those who made you waste
will depart from you.
all these gather themselves together and come to you.
“As I live,”
“you will surely clothe yourself with them all as with an ornament,
and dress yourself with them like a bride.
and your land that has been destroyed,
surely now you will be too small for the inhabitants,
and those who swallowed you up will be far away.
will yet say in your ears,
‘The place is too small for me;
make room for me so that I may live in it.’
‘Who has conceived these for me,
since I have been bereaved of my children
and am solitary, an exile,
and wandering back and forth?
Who has brought up these?
Behold, I was left alone; these, where were they?’”
“Behold, I will lift up my hand to the nations
and set up my banner to the peoples,
and they will bring your sons in their bosom,
and your daughters will be carried on their shoulders.
and their queens your nursing mothers:
they will bow down to you
with their faces to the earth
and lick the dust of your feet,
and you will know that I am Yahweh.
For those who wait for me
will not be put to shame.”
“Even the captives of the mighty will be taken away,
and the prey of the tyrant will be delivered,
for I will contend with him who contends with you,
and I will save your children.
and they will be drunk with their own blood
as with sweet wine,
and all flesh will know
that I, Yahweh, am your Savior
and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.”