" 'So do not fear,16 O Jacob my servant;17 do not be dismayed, O Israel,' declares the LORD. 'I will surely save18 you out of a distant place, your descendants from the land of their exile. Jacob will again have peace and security,19 and no one will make him afraid.20
I am with you21 and will save you,' declares the LORD. 'Though I completely destroy all the nations among which I scatter you, I will not completely destroy22 you. I will discipline23 you but only with justice; I will not let you go entirely unpunished.'24
"This is what the LORD says: " 'I will restore the fortunes41 of Jacob's tents42 and have compassion43 on his dwellings; the city will be rebuilt44 on her ruins, and the palace will stand in its proper place.
Their leader53 will be one of their own; their ruler will arise from among them.54 I will bring him near55 and he will come close to me, for who is he who will devote himself to be close to me?' declares the LORD.