See, I will bring them from the land of the north1 and gather2 them from the ends of the earth. Among them will be the blind3 and the lame,4 expectant mothers and women in labor; a great throng will return.
They will come with weeping;5 they will pray as I bring them back. I will lead6 them beside streams of water7 on a level8 path where they will not stumble, because I am Israel's father,9 and Ephraim is my firstborn son.
"Hear the word of the LORD, O nations; proclaim it in distant coastlands:10 'He who scattered11 Israel will gather12 them and will watch over his flock like a shepherd.'13