But the Lord will have compassion on Jacob and will again choose Israel, and will set them in their own land; and aliens will join them and attach themselves to the house of Jacob.
And the nations will take them and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess the nations a as male and female slaves in the Lord's land; they will take captive those who were their captors, and rule over those who oppressed them.
When the Lord has given you rest from your pain and turmoil and the hard service with which you were made to serve,
you will take up this taunt against the king of Babylon: How the oppressor has ceased! How his insolence b has ceased!
The Lord has broken the staff of the wicked, the scepter of rulers,
that struck down the peoples in wrath with unceasing blows, that ruled the nations in anger with unrelenting persecution.
The whole earth is at rest and quiet; they break forth into singing.
The cypresses exult over you, the cedars of Lebanon, saying, "Since you were laid low, no one comes to cut us down."
Sheol beneath is stirred up to meet you when you come; it rouses the shades to greet you, all who were leaders of the earth; it raises from their thrones all who were kings of the nations.
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