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Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her.
Lest I strip off her under-clothing, and set her forth to view, as in the day she was born, - and make her like a wilderness, and render her like a land that is parched, and suffer her to die of thirst;
Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem saying - Thus saith Yahweh, I remember in thy behalf, the lovingkindness of thy youthful days, The love of thy bridal estate, - Thy coming out after me, Through the desert, Through a land, not sown:
Therefore brought I them forth out of the land of Egypt, - and caused them to come into the desert.
And, the woman, fled into the desert, where she hath a place prepared of God, that, there, they should nourish her a thousand, two hundred, and sixty days.
Strengthen ye the weak hands, - The trembling knees, make ye firm:
Comfort ye - comfort ye my people, - Saith your God.
Shout in triumph - O heavens! And exult - O earth! And break forth, ye mountains, into shouts of triumph, - For Yahweh hath comforted his people, And on his humbled ones, taketh he compassion.
For Yahweh hath comforted Zion, He hath comforted all her waste places, And hath made her wilderness like Eden, And her waste plain like the garden of Yahweh, - Joy and gladness, shall be found in her, Thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
Go, and proclaim these words, towards the North and say - Return! thou apostate - Israel, Urgeth Yahweh, I will not lower my face against you, - for full of lovingkindness, I am, Declareth Yahweh, I will not maintain mine anger unto times age-abiding.
Thus, saith Yahweh - Behold me! bringing back the captivity of the tents of Jacob, And on his habitations, will I have compassion, - So shall the city be built, upon her own mound, And the citadel, upon its own site, shall remain:
At that time, Declareth Yahweh, I will become a God, to all the families of Israel; And, they, shall become my people.
Now therefore, because of this, - Thus, saith Yahweh, God of Israel, - Concerning this city, whereof ye are saying, It hath been delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon, by sword, and by famine and by pestilence:
Behold me! laying upon her a bandage of healing, so will I heal them, - And will reveal to them abundance of prosperity and truth;
Therefore will I bring salvation to my flock, and they shall be no longer a prey, - but I will judge between one sheep and another,
But ye O mountains of Israel Your boughs, shall ye shoot forth, And your fruit, shall ye bear For my people Israel, For they have drawn near to enter.
Then said he unto me, Son of man. These bones, are all the house of Israel, - Lo! they are saying. Dried are our bones, and lost is our hope We are quite cut off!
Therefore - Thus saith My Lord Yahweh, Now, will I bring back them of the captivity of Jacob, And have compassion upon all the house of Israel,- And will be jealous for my holy Name;
In that day, will I raise up the pavilion of David, that is lying prostrate, - and wall up the breaches of them, and, his ruins, will I raise up, and will build it, as in the days of age-past times:
Shepherd thou thy people with thy rod, the flock of thine inheritance, Dwell thou alone, a jungle in the midst of a fruitful field, - Let them feed in Bashan and in Gilead, as in the days of age-past times.
Surely, then, will I turn unto the peoples a lip made pure, - that they all may call on the name of Yahweh, may serve him with one consent.
Then the messenger of Yahweh responded, and said, O Yahweh of hosts! How long wilt, thou, not have compassion upon Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, - against which thou hast had indignation these seventy years?
Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts - The fast of the fourth, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the eleventh, shall become to the house of Judah a gladness and a rejoicing, and pleasant appointed meetings, - But, truth and peace, see that ye love.
And, so, all Israel shall be saved: even as it is written - There shall have come out of Zion the Deliverer, - He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob;