Who has ever heard of such a thing? Who has ever seen3 such things? Can a country be born in a day4 or a nation be brought forth in a moment? Yet no sooner is Zion in labor than she gives birth to her children.5
For this is what the LORD says: "I will extend peace13 to her like a river,14 and the wealth15 of nations like a flooding stream; you will nurse and be carried16 on her arm and dandled on her knees.
"Those who consecrate and purify themselves to go into the gardens,32 following the one in the midst ofa those who eat the flesh of pigs33 and rats34 and other abominable things--they will meet their end35 together," declares the LORD.