The word of the Lord of Hosts came:
"The Lord of Hosts says this: I am extremely jealousa for Zion; I am jealous for her with great wrath."
The Lord says this: "I will return to Zion and live in Jerusalem. Then Jerusalem will be called the Faithful City,b the mountain of the Lord of Hosts, and the Holy Mountain."
The Lord of Hosts says this: "Old men and women will again sit along the streets of Jerusalem, each with a staff in hand because of advanced age.
The streets of the city will be filled with boys and girls playing in them."
The Lord of Hosts says this: "Though it may seem incredible to the remnant of this people in those days, should it also seem incredible to Me?"-the declaration of the Lord of Hosts.