My glory renews for me and my bow is as good as new in my hand.'
Look, the wicked have bent their bow and placed their arrow on the string, to shoot from the darkness at the upright in heart.
At that time I'll shatter the military strength of Israel in the Valley of Jezreel."
I will make a covenant with them at that time, a covenant with the wild animals of the field, with the birds of the air, and with the creatures of the ground. I will banish the battle bow, the sword, and war from the earth. I will cause my people to lie down where it is safe. I will make you my wife forever I will make you my wife in a way that is righteous, in a manner that is just, by a love that is gracious, and by a motive that is mercy.
They use their tongues like a bow. Lies rather than truth fly throughout the land. They progress from one evil to another, and they don't know me," declares the LORD.
They fell away and were as disloyal as their ancestors. They became unreliable, like a defective bow;
They return but not to the Most High. They are like a defective weapon. Their princes will fall by the sword because of their raging tongue, and they will be a laughingstock in the land of Egypt."