"Return,1 faithless people," declares the LORD, "for I am your husband.2 I will choose you--one from a town and two from a clan--and bring you to Zion.
Then I will give you shepherds3 after my own heart,4 who will lead you with knowledge and understanding.
In those days, when your numbers have increased greatly in the land," declares the LORD, "men will no longer say, 'The ark5 of the covenant of the LORD.' It will never enter their minds or be remembered;6 it will not be missed, nor will another one be made.
At that time they will call Jerusalem The Throne7 of the LORD, and all nations8 will gather in Jerusalem to honor9 the name of the LORD. No longer will they follow the stubbornness of their evil hearts.1018
In those days the house of Judah will join the house of Israel,11 and together12 they will come from a northern13 land to the land14 I gave your forefathers as an inheritance.