" 'So do not fear,3 O Jacob my servant;4 do not be dismayed, O Israel,' declares the LORD. 'I will surely save5 you out of a distant place, your descendants from the land of their exile. Jacob will again have peace and security,6 and no one will make him afraid.7
I am with you8 and will save you,' declares the LORD. 'Though I completely destroy all the nations among which I scatter you, I will not completely destroy9 you. I will discipline10 you but only with justice; I will not let you go entirely unpunished.'11
"This is what the LORD says: " 'I will restore the fortunes28 of Jacob's tents29 and have compassion30 on his dwellings; the city will be rebuilt31 on her ruins, and the palace will stand in its proper place.