"Israel is a scattered flock1 that lions2 have chased away. The first to devour3 him was the king4 of Assyria; the last to crush his bones5 was Nebuchadnezzar6 king7 of Babylon."
Therefore this is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: "I will punish the king of Babylon and his land as I punished the king8 of Assyria.919
But I will bring10 Israel back to his own pasture and he will graze on Carmel and Bashan; his appetite will be satisfied11 on the hills12 of Ephraim and Gilead.1320
In those days, at that time," declares the LORD, "search will be made for Israel's guilt, but there will be none,14 and for the sins15 of Judah, but none will be found, for I will forgive16 the remnant17 I spare.