Then you will say in your heart, 'Who bore me these?16 I was bereaved17 and barren; I was exiled and rejected.18 Who brought these19 up? I was left20 all alone,21 but these--where have they come from?' "
This is what the Sovereign LORD 22 says: "See, I will beckon to the Gentiles, I will lift up my banner23 to the peoples; they will bring24 your sons in their arms and carry your daughters on their shoulders.25
Kings26 will be your foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers.27 They will bow down28 before you with their faces to the ground; they will lick the dust29 at your feet. Then you will know that I am the LORD;30 those who hope31 in me will not be disappointed.32"
Dead Sea Scrolls, Vulgate and Syriac (see also Septuagint and verse 25); Masoretic Text "righteous"
But this is what the LORD says: "Yes, captives34 will be taken from warriors,35 and plunder retrieved from the fierce;36 I will contend with those who contend with you,3738 and your children I will save.39
I will make your oppressors40 eat41 their own flesh; they will be drunk on their own blood,42 as with wine. Then all mankind will know43 that I, the LORD, am your Savior,44 your Redeemer,45 the Mighty One of Jacob.46"