I am concerned for you and will look on you with favor; you will be plowed and sown,
and I will cause many people to live on you—yes, all of Israel. The towns will be inhabited and the ruins rebuilt.
I will increase the number of people and animals living on you, and they will be fruitful and become numerous. I will settle people on you as in the past and will make you prosper more than before. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
I will cause people, my people Israel, to live on you. They will possess you, and you will be their inheritance; you will never again deprive them of their children.
“ ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Because some say to you, “You devour people and deprive your nation of its children,”
therefore you will no longer devour people or make your nation childless, declares the Sovereign LORD.
No longer will I make you hear the taunts of the nations, and no longer will you suffer the scorn of the peoples or cause your nation to fall, declares the Sovereign LORD.’ ”