"The seed will grow well, the vine will yield its fruit,1 the ground will produce its crops,2 and the heavens will drop their dew.3 I will give all these things as an inheritance4 to the remnant of this people.513
As you have been an object of cursing6 among the nations, O Judah and Israel, so will I save7 you, and you will be a blessing.8 Do not be afraid,9 but let your hands be strong.10"
This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Just as I had determined to bring disaster11 upon you and showed no pity when your fathers angered me," says the LORD Almighty,
"so now I have determined to do good12 again to Jerusalem and Judah.13 Do not be afraid.
These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth14 to each other, and render true and sound judgment15 in your courts;1617
do not plot evil17 against your neighbor, and do not love to swear falsely.18 I hate all this," declares the LORD.
Again the word of the LORD Almighty came to me.
This is what the LORD Almighty says: "The fasts of the fourth,19 fifth,20 seventh21 and tenth22 months will become joyful23 and glad occasions and happy festivals for Judah. Therefore love truth24 and peace."
This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Many peoples and the inhabitants of many cities will yet come,
and the inhabitants of one city will go to another and say, 'Let us go at once to entreat25 the LORD and seek26 the LORD Almighty. I myself am going.'
And many peoples and powerful nations will come to Jerusalem to seek the LORD Almighty and to entreat him."27