Together theya will be like mighty warriors in battle trampling their enemy into the mud of the streets.1 They will fight because the LORD is with them, and they will put the enemy horsemen to shame.26
"I will strengthen3 the house of Judah and save the house of Joseph. I will restore them because I have compassion4 on them.5 They will be as though I had not rejected them, for I am the LORD their God and I will answer6 them.
The Ephraimites will become like mighty warriors, and their hearts will be glad as with wine.7 Their children will see it and be joyful; their hearts will rejoice8 in the LORD.
I will signal9 for them and gather them in. Surely I will redeem them; they will be as numerous10 as before.
Though I scatter them among the peoples, yet in distant lands they will remember me.11 They and their children will survive, and they will return.
I will bring them back from Egypt and gather them from Assyria.12 I will bring them to Gilead13 and Lebanon, and there will not be room14 enough for them.
They will pass through the sea of trouble; the surging sea will be subdued and all the depths of the Nile will dry up.15 Assyria's pride16 will be brought down and Egypt's scepter17 will pass away.1812
I will strengthen19 them in the LORD and in his name they will live securely,20" declares the LORD.