My strength will be refreshed within me,
and my bow will be renewed in my hand.
For look, the wicked string the bow;
they put the arrow on the bowstring
to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart.
On that day I will break the bow of Israel
in the Valley of Jezreel.
On that day I will make a covenant for them
with the wild animals, the birds of the sky,
and the creatures that crawl on the ground.
I will shatter bow, sword,
and weapons of war in the land
and will enable the people to rest securely. I will take you to be My wife forever.
I will take you to be My wife in righteousness,
justice, love, and compassion.
They bent their tongues like their bows;
lies and not faithfulness prevail in the land,
for they proceed from one evil to another,
and they do not take Me into account.
This is the Lord’s declaration.
They treacherously turned away like their fathers;
they became warped like a faulty bow.
They turn, but not to what is above;
they are like a faulty bow.
Their leaders will fall by the sword
because of the cursing of their tongue.
They will be ridiculed for this in the land of Egypt.