Return to your fortress,1 O prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice2 as much to you.
I will bend Judah as I bend my bow3 and fill it with Ephraim.4 I will rouse your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece,5 and make you like a warrior's sword.6
Then the LORD will appear over them;7 his arrow will flash like lightning.8 The Sovereign LORD will sound the trumpet;9 he will march in the storms10 of the south,
and the LORD Almighty will shield11 them. They will destroy and overcome with slingstones.12 They will drink and roar as with wine;13 they will be full like a bowl14 used for sprinklinga the corners15 of the altar.
The LORD their God will save them on that day16 as the flock of his people. They will sparkle in his land like jewels in a crown.1717
How attractive and beautiful they will be! Grain will make the young men thrive, and new wine the young women.