The days1 are coming,' declares the LORD, 'when I will bring2 my people Israel and Judah back from captivitya and restore3 them to the land I gave their forefathers to possess,' says the LORD."
These are the words the LORD spoke concerning Israel and Judah:
"This is what the LORD says: " 'Cries of fear4 are heard-- terror, not peace.
Ask and see: Can a man bear children? Then why do I see every strong man with his hands on his stomach like a woman in labor,5 every face turned deathly pale?67
How awful that day7 will be! None will be like it. It will be a time of trouble8 for Jacob, but he will be saved9 out of it.