"In that day," says the LORD, "I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they will be my people.
I will care for the survivors as they travel through the wilderness. I will again come to give rest to the people of Israel."
Long ago the LORD said to Israel: "I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.
I will rebuild you, my virgin Israel. You will again be happy and dance merrily with tambourines.
Again you will plant your vineyards on the mountains of Samaria and eat from your own gardens there.
The day will come when watchmen will shout from the hill country of Ephraim, 'Come, let us go up to Jerusalem a to worship the LORD our God.'"
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)