They shall be like mighty men in battle, 1trampling the foe in the mud of the streets; they shall fight because the LORD is with them, and they shall put to shame 2the riders on horses.
63"I will strengthen the house of Judah, and 4I will save the house of Joseph. 5I will bring them back 6because I have compassion on them, and they shall be as though I had not rejected them, for 7I am the LORD their God and I will answer them.
Then Ephraim shall become like a mighty warrior, and 8their hearts shall be glad as with wine. Their children shall see it and be glad; their hearts shall rejoice in the LORD.
89"I will whistle for them and 10gather them in, for I have redeemed them, and 11they shall be as many as they were before.
912Though I scattered them among the nations, yet in far countries 13they shall remember me, and with their children they shall live and return.
1014I will bring them home from the land of Egypt, and gather them from Assyria, and 15I will bring them to the land of Gilead and to Lebanon, 16till there is no room for them.
1117He shall pass through the sea of troubles and strike down the waves of the sea, 18and all the depths of the Nile shall be dried up. The pride of Assyria shall be laid low, and 19the scepter of Egypt shall depart.
1220I will make them strong in the LORD, and 21they shall walk in his name," declares the LORD.