See, I will bring them from the land of the north5 and gather6 them from the ends of the earth. Among them will be the blind7 and the lame,8 expectant mothers and women in labor; a great throng will return.
They will come with weeping;9 they will pray as I bring them back. I will lead10 them beside streams of water11 on a level12 path where they will not stumble, because I am Israel's father,13 and Ephraim is my firstborn son.
They will come and shout for joy20 on the heights21 of Zion; they will rejoice in the bounty22 of the LORD-- the grain, the new wine and the oil,23 the young of the flocks24 and herds. They will be like a well-watered garden,25 and they will sorrow26 no more.