"This is what the LORD says: " 'I will restore the fortunes1 of Jacob's tents2 and have compassion3 on his dwellings; the city will be rebuilt4 on her ruins, and the palace will stand in its proper place.
From them will come songs5 of thanksgiving6 and the sound of rejoicing.7 I will add to their numbers,8 and they will not be decreased; I will bring them honor,9 and they will not be disdained.
Their children10 will be as in days of old, and their community will be established11 before me; I will punish12 all who oppress them.
Their leader13 will be one of their own; their ruler will arise from among them.14 I will bring him near15 and he will come close to me, for who is he who will devote himself to be close to me?' declares the LORD.
" 'So you will be my people,16 and I will be your God.17' "