"Rejoice1 with Jerusalem and be glad for her, all you who love2 her; rejoice greatly with her, all you who mourn3 over her.
For you will nurse4 and be satisfied at her comforting breasts;5 you will drink deeply and delight in her overflowing abundance."612
For this is what the LORD says: "I will extend peace7 to her like a river,8 and the wealth9 of nations like a flooding stream; you will nurse and be carried10 on her arm and dandled on her knees.
As a mother comforts her child,11 so will I comfort12 you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem."
When you see this, your heart will rejoice13 and you will flourish14 like grass; the hand15 of the LORD will be made known to his servants,16 but his fury17 will be shown to his foes.
See, the LORD is coming with fire,18 and his chariots19 are like a whirlwind;20 he will bring down his anger with fury, and his rebuke21 with flames of fire.
For with fire22 and with his sword23 the LORD will execute judgment24 upon all men, and many will be those slain25 by the LORD.
"Those who consecrate and purify themselves to go into the gardens,26 following the one in the midst ofa those who eat the flesh of pigs27 and rats28 and other abominable things--they will meet their end29 together," declares the LORD.
"And I, because of their actions and their imaginations,30 am about to comeb and gather all nations31 and tongues, and they will come and see my glory.3219
"I will set a sign33 among them, and I will send some of those who survive34 to the nations--to Tarshish,35 to the Libyansc and Lydians36 (famous as archers), to Tubal37 and Greece,38 and to the distant islands39 that have not heard of my fame or seen my glory.40 They will proclaim my glory among the nations.
And they will bring41 all your brothers, from all the nations, to my holy mountain42 in Jerusalem as an offering to the LORD--on horses, in chariots and wagons, and on mules and camels,"43 says the LORD. "They will bring them, as the Israelites bring their grain offerings, to the temple of the LORD in ceremonially clean vessels.44