See, I will bring them from the land of the north20 and gather21 them from the ends of the earth. Among them will be the blind22 and the lame,23 expectant mothers and women in labor; a great throng will return.
They will come with weeping;24 they will pray as I bring them back. I will lead25 them beside streams of water26 on a level27 path where they will not stumble, because I am Israel's father,28 and Ephraim is my firstborn son.
They will come and shout for joy35 on the heights36 of Zion; they will rejoice in the bounty37 of the LORD-- the grain, the new wine and the oil,38 the young of the flocks39 and herds. They will be like a well-watered garden,40 and they will sorrow41 no more.
Is not Ephraim my dear son, the child63 in whom I delight? Though I often speak against him, I still remember64 him. Therefore my heart yearns for him; I have great compassion65 for him," declares the LORD.
Or "will go about [seeking]" ; or "will protect"
This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: "When I bring them back from captivity,c74 the people in the land of Judah and in its towns will once again use these words: 'The LORD bless75 you, O righteous dwelling,76 O sacred mountain.'77