See, I will bring them from the land of the north15 and gather16 them from the ends of the earth. Among them will be the blind17 and the lame,18 expectant mothers and women in labor; a great throng will return.
They will come with weeping;19 they will pray as I bring them back. I will lead20 them beside streams of water21 on a level22 path where they will not stumble, because I am Israel's father,23 and Ephraim is my firstborn son.
They will come and shout for joy30 on the heights31 of Zion; they will rejoice in the bounty32 of the LORD-- the grain, the new wine and the oil,33 the young of the flocks34 and herds. They will be like a well-watered garden,35 and they will sorrow36 no more.