"In those days, at that time," declares the LORD, "the people of Israel and the people of Judah together1 will go in tears2 to seek3 the LORD their God.
They will ask the way4 to Zion and turn their faces toward it. They will come5 and bind themselves to the LORD in an everlasting covenant6 that will not be forgotten.
"My people have been lost sheep;7 their shepherds8 have led them astray9 and caused them to roam on the mountains. They wandered over mountain and hill10 and forgot their own resting place.117
Whoever found them devoured12 them; their enemies said, 'We are not guilty,13 for they sinned against the LORD, their true pasture, the LORD, the hope14 of their fathers.'
"Flee15 out of Babylon;16 leave the land of the Babylonians, and be like the goats that lead the flock.