Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And said unto him, Run, speak to this young man, saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls because of the multitude of men and cattle in it:
Your wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of your house: your children like olive plants round about your table.
That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner pillars, polished after the similitude of a palace:
And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.
Behold, the days come, says the LORD, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast.
The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts: for the LORD is good; for his mercy endures forever: and of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause to return the captives of the land, as at the first, says the LORD.
Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up your hands toward him for the life of your young children, that faint for hunger at the head of every street.
But to what shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows,
And there shall dwell in Judah itself, and in all its cities together, farmers, and they that go forth with flocks.