Though the mountains be shaken12 and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love3 for you will not be shaken4 nor my covenant5 of peace6 be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion7 on you.
"O afflicted8 city, lashed by storms9 and not comforted,10 I will build you with stones of turquoise,a11 your foundations12 with sapphires.b1312
I will make your battlements of rubies, your gates14 of sparkling jewels, and all your walls of precious stones.
All your sons will be taught by the LORD,15 and great will be your children's peace.1614
In righteousness17 you will be established:18 Tyranny19 will be far from you; you will have nothing to fear.20 Terror21 will be far removed; it will not come near you.
If anyone does attack you, it will not be my doing; whoever attacks you will surrender22 to you.
"See, it is I who created the blacksmith23 who fans the coals into flame and forges a weapon24 fit for its work. And it is I who have created the destroyer25 to work havoc;
no weapon forged against you will prevail,26 and you will refute27 every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants28 of the LORD, and this is their vindication29 from me," declares the LORD.