As a mother comforts her child,1 so will I comfort2 you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem."
When you see this, your heart will rejoice3 and you will flourish4 like grass; the hand5 of the LORD will be made known to his servants,6 but his fury7 will be shown to his foes.
See, the LORD is coming with fire,8 and his chariots9 are like a whirlwind;10 he will bring down his anger with fury, and his rebuke11 with flames of fire.
For with fire12 and with his sword13 the LORD will execute judgment14 upon all men, and many will be those slain15 by the LORD.
"Those who consecrate and purify themselves to go into the gardens,16 following the one in the midst ofa those who eat the flesh of pigs17 and rats18 and other abominable things--they will meet their end19 together," declares the LORD.
"And I, because of their actions and their imaginations,20 am about to comeb and gather all nations21 and tongues, and they will come and see my glory.2219
"I will set a sign23 among them, and I will send some of those who survive24 to the nations--to Tarshish,25 to the Libyansc and Lydians26 (famous as archers), to Tubal27 and Greece,28 and to the distant islands29 that have not heard of my fame or seen my glory.30 They will proclaim my glory among the nations.
And they will bring31 all your brothers, from all the nations, to my holy mountain32 in Jerusalem as an offering to the LORD--on horses, in chariots and wagons, and on mules and camels,"33 says the LORD. "They will bring them, as the Israelites bring their grain offerings, to the temple of the LORD in ceremonially clean vessels.3421
And I will select some of them also to be priests35 and Levites," says the LORD.
"As the new heavens and the new earth36 that I make will endure before me," declares the LORD, "so will your name and descendants endure.3723
From one New Moon to another and from one Sabbath38 to another, all mankind will come and bow down39 before me," says the LORD.