"They will be as mightymen, 1Treadingdown the enemy in the mire of the streets in battle ; And they will fight, for the LORD will be with them; And the 2riders on horses will be put to shame.
"I will 3strengthen the house of Judah, And I will 4save the house of Joseph, And I will a5bring them back, Because I havehad6compassion on them; And they will be as though I had 7not rejected them, For I am the LORD their God and I will 8answer them.
7"Ephraim will be like a mightyman, And their heart will be glad as if from wine ; Indeed, their 9children will see it and be glad, bTheir heart will rejoice in the LORD.
"I will 10whistle for them to gather them together, For I have redeemed them; And they will be as 11numerous as they c12were before.
"When I dscatter them among the peoples, They will 13remember Me in farcountries, And they with their children will live and comeback.
"I will 14bring them back from the land of Egypt And gather them from Assyria ; And I will bring them into the land of 15Gilead and LebanoneUntil 16no room can be found for them.
"And they will pass through the 17sea of distress And He will strike the waves in the sea, So that all the depths of the 18Nile will dry up; And the pride of 19Assyria will be broughtdown And the scepter of 20Egypt will depart.
"And I will 21strengthen them in the LORD, And in His name22they will walk," declares the LORD.