But Zionsaid, "The LORD has forsaken me, And the Lord has forgotten me."
"Can a womanforget her nursingchild And havenocompassion on the son of her womb ? Eventhese may forget, but 1I will not forget you.
16"Behold, I have 2inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your 3walls are continuallybefore Me.
"Your abuildershurry ; Your 4destroyers and devastators Will depart from you.
"5Lift up your eyes and lookaround ; 6All of them gather together, 7they come to you. 8As I live," declares the LORD, "You will surely9put on all of them as bjewels and bind them on as a bride.
"For 10your waste and desolate places and your destroyedland - Surelynow you will be 11toocramped for the inhabitants, And those who 12swallowed you will be far away.
"The 13children of cwhom you were bereaved will yetsay in your ears, 'The place is too cramped for me; Makeroom for me that I may live here.'
"Then you will 14say in your heart, 'Who has begottenthese for me, Since I have beenbereaved of my children And am 15barren, an 16exile and a wanderer ? And who has rearedthese ? Behold, I was 17leftalone ; d18From where did these come?' "
22Thussays the LordeGOD, "Behold, I will lift up My hand to the nations And set up My 19standard to the peoples ; And they will 20bring your sons in their bosom, And your daughters will be carried on their shoulders.
"21Kings will be your guardians, And their princesses your nurses. They will 22bowdown to you with their faces to the earth And 23lick the dust of your feet ; And you will 24know that I am the LORD ; Those whohopefully25wait for Me will 26not be put to shame.
"27Can the prey be taken from the mightyman, Or the captives of fa tyrant be rescued ?"
25Surely, thussays the LORD, "Even the 28captives of the mightyman will be taken away, And the prey of the tyrant will be rescued ; For I will contend with the onewhocontends with you, And I will 29save your sons.
"I will feed your 30oppressors with their 31own flesh, And they will becomedrunk with their own blood as with sweetwine ; And 32allflesh will know that I, the LORD, am your 33Savior And your 34Redeemer, the MightyOne of Jacob."