The mercenaries5 in her ranks are like fattened calves.6 They too will turn and flee7 together, they will not stand their ground, for the day8 of disaster is coming upon them, the time9 for them to be punished.
"Do not fear,20 O Jacob21 my servant;22 do not be dismayed, O Israel. I will surely save you out of a distant place, your descendants from the land of their exile.23 Jacob will again have peace and security, and no one will make him afraid.
Do not fear, O Jacob my servant, for I am with you,"24 declares the LORD. "Though I completely destroy25 all the nations among which I scatter you, I will not completely destroy you. I will discipline you but only with justice; I will not let you go entirely unpunished."