"O afflicted1 city, lashed by storms2 and not comforted,3 I will build you with stones of turquoise,a4 your foundations5 with sapphires.b612
I will make your battlements of rubies, your gates7 of sparkling jewels, and all your walls of precious stones.
All your sons will be taught by the LORD,8 and great will be your children's peace.914
In righteousness10 you will be established:11 Tyranny12 will be far from you; you will have nothing to fear.13 Terror14 will be far removed; it will not come near you.
If anyone does attack you, it will not be my doing; whoever attacks you will surrender15 to you.
"See, it is I who created the blacksmith16 who fans the coals into flame and forges a weapon17 fit for its work. And it is I who have created the destroyer18 to work havoc;
no weapon forged against you will prevail,19 and you will refute20 every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants21 of the LORD, and this is their vindication22 from me," declares the LORD.