At that time, says the Lord, I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people.
Thus says the Lord: The people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness; when Israel sought for rest,
the Lord appeared to him a from far away. b I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.
Again I will build you, and you shall be built, O virgin Israel! Again you shall take c your tambourines, and go forth in the dance of the merrymakers.
Again you shall plant vineyards on the mountains of Samaria; the planters shall plant, and shall enjoy the fruit.
For there shall be a day when sentinels will call in the hill country of Ephraim: "Come, let us go up to Zion, to the Lord our God."
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