In that day they will come to you from Assyria to a Egypt, and from Egypt to the River, from sea to sea and from mountain to mountain.
But the earth will be desolate because of its inhabitants, for the fruit of their doings.
Shepherd your people with your staff, the flock that belongs to you, which lives alone in a forest in the midst of a garden land; let them feed in Bashan and Gilead as in the days of old.
As in the days when you came out of the land of Egypt, show us b marvelous things.
The nations shall see and be ashamed of all their might; they shall lay their hands on their mouths; their ears shall be deaf;
they shall lick dust like a snake, like the crawling things of the earth; they shall come trembling out of their fortresses; they shall turn in dread to the Lord our God, and they shall stand in fear of you.
Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over the transgression of the remnant of your c possession? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in showing clemency.
He will again have compassion upon us; he will tread our iniquities under foot. You will cast all our d sins into the depths of the sea.
You will show faithfulness to Jacob and unswerving loyalty to Abraham, as you have sworn to our ancestors from the days of old.
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