" 'No longer will the people of Israel have malicious neighbors who are painful briers and sharp thorns.1 Then they will know that I am the Sovereign LORD.
" 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: When I gather2 the people of Israel from the nations where they have been scattered,3 I will show myself holy4 among them in the sight of the nations. Then they will live in their own land, which I gave to my servant Jacob.526
They will live there in safety6 and will build houses and plant7 vineyards; they will live in safety when I inflict punishment8 on all their neighbors who maligned them. Then they will know that I am the LORD their God.9' "