In that day, Israel, your cities will be rebuilt, and your borders will be extended.
People from many lands will come and honor you -- from Assyria all the way to the towns of Egypt, and from Egypt all the way to the Euphrates River, a and from many distant seas and mountains.
But the land b will become empty and desolate because of the wickedness of those who live there.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)