Who has ever heard of such a thing? Who has ever seen5 such things? Can a country be born in a day6 or a nation be brought forth in a moment? Yet no sooner is Zion in labor than she gives birth to her children.7
For this is what the LORD says: "I will extend peace15 to her like a river,16 and the wealth17 of nations like a flooding stream; you will nurse and be carried18 on her arm and dandled on her knees.