Isaiah 49:11-21 NAS

11 "I will make all 1My mountains a road, And My 2highways will be raised up.

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12 "Behold, these will come 3from afar; And lo, these will come from the 4north and from the west, And these from the land of Sinim."

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13 5Shout for joy, O heavens! And rejoice, O earth! Break forth into joyful shouting, O mountains! For the 6LORD has comforted His people And will 7have compassion on His afflicted.

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Promise to Zion

14 But Zion said, "The LORD has forsaken me, And the Lord has forgotten me."

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      15 "Can a woman forget her nursing child And have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but 8I will not forget you.

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      16 "Behold, I have 9inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your 10walls are continually before Me.

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      17 "Your abuilders hurry; Your 11destroyers and devastators Will depart from you.

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        • ̱ 49:17 - So ancient versions and DSS; M.T. reads "sons"
          18 "12Lift up your eyes and look around; 13All of them gather together, 14they come to you. 15As I live," declares the LORD, "You will surely 16put on all of them as bjewels and bind them on as a bride.

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            • ̲ 49:18 - Lit "an ornament"
              19 "For 17your waste and desolate places and your destroyed land - Surely now you will be 18too cramped for the inhabitants, And those who 19swallowed you will be far away.

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              20 "The 20children of cwhom you were bereaved will yet say in your ears, 'The place is too cramped for me; Make room for me that I may live here.'

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                • ̳ 49:20 - Lit "your bereavement"
                  21 "Then you will 21say in your heart, 'Who has begotten these for me, Since I have been bereaved of my children And am 22barren, an 23exile and a wanderer? And who has reared these? Behold, I was 24left alone; d25From where did these come?' "

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                    • ̴ 49:21 - Lit "These, where are they?"