Hear the word of the LORD, you who tremble at his word:1 "Your brothers who hate2 you, and exclude you because of my name, have said, 'Let the LORD be glorified, that we may see your joy!' Yet they will be put to shame.3
Who has ever heard of such a thing? Who has ever seen8 such things? Can a country be born in a day9 or a nation be brought forth in a moment? Yet no sooner is Zion in labor than she gives birth to her children.10
For this is what the LORD says: "I will extend peace18 to her like a river,19 and the wealth20 of nations like a flooding stream; you will nurse and be carried21 on her arm and dandled on her knees.