See, I will bring them from the land of the north10 and gather11 them from the ends of the earth. Among them will be the blind12 and the lame,13 expectant mothers and women in labor; a great throng will return.
They will come with weeping;14 they will pray as I bring them back. I will lead15 them beside streams of water16 on a level17 path where they will not stumble, because I am Israel's father,18 and Ephraim is my firstborn son.
They will come and shout for joy25 on the heights26 of Zion; they will rejoice in the bounty27 of the LORD-- the grain, the new wine and the oil,28 the young of the flocks29 and herds. They will be like a well-watered garden,30 and they will sorrow31 no more.