But I will restore you to health and heal1 your wounds,' declares the LORD, 'because you are called an outcast,2 Zion for whom no one cares.'318
"This is what the LORD says: " 'I will restore the fortunes4 of Jacob's tents5 and have compassion6 on his dwellings; the city will be rebuilt7 on her ruins, and the palace will stand in its proper place.
From them will come songs8 of thanksgiving9 and the sound of rejoicing.10 I will add to their numbers,11 and they will not be decreased; I will bring them honor,12 and they will not be disdained.
Their children13 will be as in days of old, and their community will be established14 before me; I will punish15 all who oppress them.
Their leader16 will be one of their own; their ruler will arise from among them.17 I will bring him near18 and he will come close to me, for who is he who will devote himself to be close to me?' declares the LORD.
" 'So you will be my people,19 and I will be your God.20' "
See, the storm21 of the LORD will burst out in wrath, a driving wind swirling down on the heads of the wicked.
The fierce anger22 of the LORD will not turn back23 until he fully accomplishes the purposes of his heart. In days to come you will understand24 this.