This is what the LORD says: "In the time of my favor1 I will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you;2 I will keep3 you and will make you to be a covenant for the people,4 to restore the land5 and to reassign its desolate inheritances,6
Then you will say in your heart, 'Who bore me these?40 I was bereaved41 and barren; I was exiled and rejected.42 Who brought these43 up? I was left44 all alone,45 but these--where have they come from?' "
This is what the Sovereign LORD 46 says: "See, I will beckon to the Gentiles, I will lift up my banner47 to the peoples; they will bring48 your sons in their arms and carry your daughters on their shoulders.49
Kings50 will be your foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers.51 They will bow down52 before you with their faces to the ground; they will lick the dust53 at your feet. Then you will know that I am the LORD;54 those who hope55 in me will not be disappointed.56"
Dead Sea Scrolls, Vulgate and Syriac (see also Septuagint and verse 25); Masoretic Text "righteous"
But this is what the LORD says: "Yes, captives58 will be taken from warriors,59 and plunder retrieved from the fierce;60 I will contend with those who contend with you,6162 and your children I will save.63
I will make your oppressors64 eat65 their own flesh; they will be drunk on their own blood,66 as with wine. Then all mankind will know67 that I, the LORD, am your Savior,68 your Redeemer,69 the Mighty One of Jacob.70"