Then you will say in your heart, 'Who bore me these?14 I was bereaved15 and barren; I was exiled and rejected.16 Who brought these17 up? I was left18 all alone,19 but these--where have they come from?' "
This is what the Sovereign LORD 20 says: "See, I will beckon to the Gentiles, I will lift up my banner21 to the peoples; they will bring22 your sons in their arms and carry your daughters on their shoulders.23
Kings24 will be your foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers.25 They will bow down26 before you with their faces to the ground; they will lick the dust27 at your feet. Then you will know that I am the LORD;28 those who hope29 in me will not be disappointed.30"
Dead Sea Scrolls, Vulgate and Syriac (see also Septuagint and verse 25); Masoretic Text "righteous"
But this is what the LORD says: "Yes, captives32 will be taken from warriors,33 and plunder retrieved from the fierce;34 I will contend with those who contend with you,3536 and your children I will save.37