"At that time," declares the LORD, "I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they will be my people."
This is what the LORD says: The people who survived the wars have found favor in the desert. Israel went to find its rest.
The LORD appeared to me in a faraway place and said, "I love you with an everlasting love. So I will continue to show you my kindness.
Once again I will build you up, and you will be rebuilt, my dear people Israel. Once again you will take your tambourines, and you will go dancing with happy people.
Once again you will plant vineyards on the mountains of Samaria. Those who plant them will enjoy the fruit.
There will be a day when watchmen on the mountains of Ephraim will call out this message: 'Arise! Let's go to Zion, to the LORD our God.'"