This is what the LORD says-- your Redeemer,1 the Holy One2 of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, who teaches3 you what is best for you, who directs4 you in the way5 you should go.
If only you had paid attention6 to my commands, your peace7 would have been like a river,8 your righteousness9 like the waves of the sea.
Your descendants10 would have been like the sand,11 your children like its numberless grains;12 their name would never be cut off13 nor destroyed from before me."
Leave Babylon, flee14 from the Babylonians! Announce this with shouts of joy15 and proclaim it. Send it out to the ends of the earth;16 say, "The LORD has redeemed17 his servant Jacob."
They did not thirst18 when he led them through the deserts; he made water flow19 for them from the rock; he split the rock and water gushed out.2022
"There is no peace,"21 says the LORD, "for the wicked."22