See, I will bring them from the land of the north1 and gather2 them from the ends of the earth. Among them will be the blind3 and the lame,4 expectant mothers and women in labor; a great throng will return.
They will come with weeping;5 they will pray as I bring them back. I will lead6 them beside streams of water7 on a level8 path where they will not stumble, because I am Israel's father,9 and Ephraim is my firstborn son.
They will come and shout for joy16 on the heights17 of Zion; they will rejoice in the bounty18 of the LORD-- the grain, the new wine and the oil,19 the young of the flocks20 and herds. They will be like a well-watered garden,21 and they will sorrow22 no more.