Then you will say in your heart, 'Who bore me these?22 I was bereaved23 and barren; I was exiled and rejected.24 Who brought these25 up? I was left26 all alone,27 but these--where have they come from?' "
This is what the Sovereign LORD 28 says: "See, I will beckon to the Gentiles, I will lift up my banner29 to the peoples; they will bring30 your sons in their arms and carry your daughters on their shoulders.31
Kings32 will be your foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers.33 They will bow down34 before you with their faces to the ground; they will lick the dust35 at your feet. Then you will know that I am the LORD;36 those who hope37 in me will not be disappointed.38"
Dead Sea Scrolls, Vulgate and Syriac (see also Septuagint and verse 25); Masoretic Text "righteous"
But this is what the LORD says: "Yes, captives40 will be taken from warriors,41 and plunder retrieved from the fierce;42 I will contend with those who contend with you,4344 and your children I will save.45
I will make your oppressors46 eat47 their own flesh; they will be drunk on their own blood,48 as with wine. Then all mankind will know49 that I, the LORD, am your Savior,50 your Redeemer,51 the Mighty One of Jacob.52"