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But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children.
I will contend
And in that day the weight which he put on your back will be taken away, and his yoke broken from off your neck.
Make yourself clean from the dust; up! and take the seat of your power, O Jerusalem: the bands of your neck are loose, O prisoned daughter of Zion.
For this is what the Lord has said: When seventy years are ended for Babylon, I will have pity on you and give effect to my good purpose for you, causing you to come back to this place.
Israel is a wandering sheep; the lions have been driving him away: first he was attacked by the king of Assyria, and now his bones have been broken by Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon.
And as for you, because of the blood of your agreement, I have sent out your prisoners from the deep hole in which there is no water.
And because the children are flesh and blood, he took a body himself and became like them; so that by his death he might put an end to him who had the power of death, that is to say, the Evil One;
1 John 3:8
The sinner is a child of the Evil One; for the Evil One has been a sinner from the first. And the Son of God was seen on earth so that he might put an end to the works of the Evil One.
I will contend
Truly, all those who are angry with you will be made low and put to shame: those desiring to do you wrong will come to nothing and never again be seen.
See, they may be moved to war, but not by my authority: all those who come together to make an attack on you, will be broken against you.
To them who are good to you will I give blessing, and on him who does you wrong will I put my curse: and you will become a name of blessing to all the families of the earth.
How may I put curses on him who is not cursed by God? how may I be angry with him with whom the Lord is not angry?
May the violent things done to me, and my downfall, come on Babylon, the daughter of Zion will say; and, May my blood be on the people of Chaldaea, Jerusalem will say.
For I have made Judah a bow bent for my use, I have made Ephraim the arrows of the bow; I will make your sons, O Zion, take up arms against your sons, O Greece, and will make you like the sword of a man of war.
And it will come about in that day that I will make Jerusalem a stone of great weight for all the peoples; all those who take it up will be badly wounded; and all the nations of the earth will come together against it.
Then the Lord will go out and make war against those nations, as he did in the day of the fight.
What may we say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us?
Be glad over her, heaven, and you saints, and Apostles, and prophets; because she has been judged by God on your account.
I will save
And all your builders will be made wise by the Lord; and great will be the peace of your children.
But the Jerusalem on high is free, which is our mother.
For this cause will the strong people give glory to you, the town of the cruel ones will be in fear of you.
But no one is able to go into the house of the strong man and take his goods, without first putting cords round the strong man, and then he will take his goods.
But when one who is stronger makes an attack on him and overcomes him, he takes away his instruments of war, in which he had put his faith, and makes division of his goods.
If then the son makes you free, you will be truly free.