See, I will bring them from the land of the north19 and gather20 them from the ends of the earth. Among them will be the blind21 and the lame,22 expectant mothers and women in labor; a great throng will return.
They will come with weeping;23 they will pray as I bring them back. I will lead24 them beside streams of water25 on a level26 path where they will not stumble, because I am Israel's father,27 and Ephraim is my firstborn son.
They will come and shout for joy34 on the heights35 of Zion; they will rejoice in the bounty36 of the LORD-- the grain, the new wine and the oil,37 the young of the flocks38 and herds. They will be like a well-watered garden,39 and they will sorrow40 no more.