1 Wo! to the wonderful and oppressing city being redeemed. 2 She heard not to the voice: she received not instruction; she trusted not in Jehovah; she drew not near to her God. 3 Her chiefs in the midst of her are roaring lions; her judges evening wolves; they laid not up for the morning. 4 Her prophets vain-glorious men of treacheries: her priests defiled the holy place, they violated the law. 5 Jehovah is just in her midst; he will not do iniquity: in morning by morning he will give his judgment to the light, he as not wanting; and the evil will not know shame.
6 I cut off the nations: their pinnacles were desolate: I laid waste their streets from none passing by; their cities were destroyed from not a man, from not an inhabitant 7 I said, Surely thou wilt fear me, thou wilt receive instruction; and her dwelling shall not be cut off, all that I reviewed over her but they rose early, they corrupted all their doings. 8 For this, wait for me, says Jehovah, to the day of my rising up for a testimony: for my judgment is to assemble the nations for my gathering the kingdoms to pour upon them my wrath, all the burning of mine anger: for in the fire of my jealousy all the earth shall be devoured.
9 For then I will turn to the peoples a purified lip, for all to call upon the name of Jehovah, to serve him with one shoulder. 10 From beyond to the rivers of Cush incense, the daughter of my dispersed shall bring my gifts. 11 In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doing which thou didst transgress against me: for then will I remove from the midst of thee those exulting in thy pride, and thou shalt no more add to be elevated in my holy mountain. 12 And I left in the midst of thee a humble and weak people, and they trusted in the name of Jehovah. 13 The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, and they shall not speak falsehood: and in their mouth shall not be found a tongue of deceit: for they shall feed and lie down, and none terrifying.
14 Shout for joy, O daughter of Zion; cry with a loud voice, O Israel; rejoice and exult with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem. 15 Jehovah removed thy judgments, be turned away thine enemy: the king of Israel, Jehovah in the midst of thee: thou shalt no more see evil. 16 In that day he will say to Jerusalem, Thou shalt not fear: O Zion, thy hands shall not be slack. 17 Jehovah thy God is in the midst of thee: the strong one will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will be silent in his love, he will exult over thee with rejoicing.
18 I will assemble those grieved for the appointment, who were from thee, the lifting up upon it a reproach. 19 Behold me doing all for sake of thee in that time: and I saved her halting, and her being driven out I will gather; and I set them for a praise and for a name in every land of their shame. 20 In that time I will bring you, and in the time of my gathering you: for I will give you for a name and for a praise among all peoples of the earth, in my turning your captivity before your eyes, said Jehovah.