18"Thussays the LORD, 'Behold, I will 1restore the afortunes of the tents of Jacob And 2havecompassion on his dwellingplaces; And the 3city will be rebuilt on its ruin, And the 4palace will stand on its rightfulplace.
'From them will proceed5thanksgiving And the voice of those who b6celebrate; And I will 7multiply them and they will not be diminished; I will also 8honor them and they will not be insignificant.
'cTheir children also will be as formerly, And dtheir congregation shall be 9establishedbefore Me; And I will punishalletheir oppressors.
'fTheir 10leader shall be one of them, And gtheir ruler shall comeforth from htheir midst; And I will 11bring him near and he shall approach Me; For iwho would dare to risk his life to 12approach Me?' declares the LORD.
'You shall be 13My people, And I will be your God.' "
23Behold, the 14tempest of the LORD! Wrath has goneforth, A jsweepingtempest; It will burst on the head of the wicked.
The 15fierceanger of the LORD will not turnbackUntil He has performed and until He has accomplished The intent of His heart; In the 16latterdays you will understand this.