For this is what the LORD says: "I will extend peace1 to her like a river,2 and the wealth3 of nations like a flooding stream; you will nurse and be carried4 on her arm and dandled on her knees.
As a mother comforts her child,5 so will I comfort6 you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem."
When you see this, your heart will rejoice7 and you will flourish8 like grass; the hand9 of the LORD will be made known to his servants,10 but his fury11 will be shown to his foes.
See, the LORD is coming with fire,12 and his chariots13 are like a whirlwind;14 he will bring down his anger with fury, and his rebuke15 with flames of fire.
For with fire16 and with his sword17 the LORD will execute judgment18 upon all men, and many will be those slain19 by the LORD.
"Those who consecrate and purify themselves to go into the gardens,20 following the one in the midst ofa those who eat the flesh of pigs21 and rats22 and other abominable things--they will meet their end23 together," declares the LORD.
"And I, because of their actions and their imaginations,24 am about to comeb and gather all nations25 and tongues, and they will come and see my glory.2619
"I will set a sign27 among them, and I will send some of those who survive28 to the nations--to Tarshish,29 to the Libyansc and Lydians30 (famous as archers), to Tubal31 and Greece,32 and to the distant islands33 that have not heard of my fame or seen my glory.34 They will proclaim my glory among the nations.
And they will bring35 all your brothers, from all the nations, to my holy mountain36 in Jerusalem as an offering to the LORD--on horses, in chariots and wagons, and on mules and camels,"37 says the LORD. "They will bring them, as the Israelites bring their grain offerings, to the temple of the LORD in ceremonially clean vessels.3821
And I will select some of them also to be priests39 and Levites," says the LORD.
"As the new heavens and the new earth40 that I make will endure before me," declares the LORD, "so will your name and descendants endure.41