As a mother comforts her son, so I will comfort you, and you will be comforted in Jerusalem.
You will see, you will rejoice, and youa will flourish like grass;b then the Lord's power will be revealed to His servants, but He will show His wrath against His enemies.
Look, the Lord will come with fire- His chariots are like the whirlwind- to execute His anger with fury, and His rebuke with flames of fire.c16
For the Lord will execute judgment on all flesh with His fiery sword, and many will be slain by the Lord.
"Those who dedicate and purify themselves to [enter] the groves following their leader,d eating meat from pigs, vermin, and rats, will perish together." [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration.
"Knowinge their works and their thoughts, I have come to gather all nations and languages; they will come and see My glory.
I will establish a sign among them, and I will send survivors from them to the nations-to Tarshish, Put,f Lud (who are archers), Tubal, Javan, and the islands far away-who have not heard of My fame or seen My glory. And they will proclaim My glory among the nations.g20
They will bring all your brothers from all the nations as a gift to the Lord on horses and chariots, in litters, and on mules and camels, to My holy mountain Jerusalem, says the Lord, just as the Israelites bring an offering in a clean vessel to the house of the Lord.
I will also take some of them as priests and Levites," says the Lord.
"For just as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, will endure before Me"- the Lord's declaration- "so will your offspring and your name endure.
All mankind will come to worship Me, from one New Moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another," says the Lord.