Shout for joy,1 O heavens; rejoice, O earth;2 burst into song, O mountains!3 For the LORD comforts4 his people and will have compassion5 on his afflicted ones.614
But Zion7 said, "The LORD has forsaken8 me, the Lord has forgotten me."
"Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child9 she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!1016
See, I have engraved11 you on the palms of my hands; your walls12 are ever before me.
Your sons hasten back, and those who laid you waste13 depart from you.