"To me this is like the days of Noah, when I swore that the waters of Noah would never again cover the earth.1 So now I have sworn2 not to be angry3 with you, never to rebuke4 you again.
Though the mountains be shaken56 and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love7 for you will not be shaken8 nor my covenant9 of peace10 be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion11 on you.
"O afflicted12 city, lashed by storms13 and not comforted,14 I will build you with stones of turquoise,a15 your foundations16 with sapphires.b1712
I will make your battlements of rubies, your gates18 of sparkling jewels, and all your walls of precious stones.
All your sons will be taught by the LORD,19 and great will be your children's peace.2014
In righteousness21 you will be established:22 Tyranny23 will be far from you; you will have nothing to fear.24 Terror25 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 surrender26 to you.
"See, it is I who created the blacksmith27 who fans the coals into flame and forges a weapon28 fit for its work. And it is I who have created the destroyer29 to work havoc;
no weapon forged against you will prevail,30 and you will refute31 every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants32 of the LORD, and this is their vindication33 from me," declares the LORD.