Therefore, this is what the Lord says: If you return, I will restore you; you will stand in My presence. And if you speak noble [words], rather than worthless ones, you will be My spokesman.a It is they who must return to you; you must not return to them.
Then I will make you a fortified wall of bronze to this people. They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you to save you and deliver you.b [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration.
I will deliver you from the power of evil people and redeem you from the control of the ruthless.