"Hear the word of the LORD, O nations; proclaim it in distant coastlands:1 'He who scattered2 Israel will gather3 them and will watch over his flock like a shepherd.'411
For the LORD will ransom Jacob and redeem5 them from the hand of those stronger6 than they.
They will come and shout for joy7 on the heights8 of Zion; they will rejoice in the bounty9 of the LORD-- the grain, the new wine and the oil,10 the young of the flocks11 and herds. They will be like a well-watered garden,12 and they will sorrow13 no more.
Then maidens will dance and be glad, young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning14 into gladness; I will give them comfort15 and joy16 instead of sorrow.
I will satisfy17 the priests18 with abundance, and my people will be filled with my bounty,19" declares the LORD.