People in Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no longer. God will certainly be merciful to you. Hearing the sound of your outcry, God will answer you.
Though the Lord gives you the bread of distress and the water of oppression, your teacher will no longer hide, but you will see your teacher.
If you stray to the right or the left, you will hear a word that comes from behind you: "This is the way; walk in it."
You will defile your silver-plated idols and your gold-covered priestly vest, and you will scatter them like menstrual rags. "Get out," you will say to them.
God will provide rain for the seed you sow in the ground, and the food the ground produces will be rich and abundant. On that day, your cattle will graze in large pastures.
The oxen and donkeys that are working the ground will eat tasty feed spread for them with shovel and fork.
On every lofty mountain, and on every high hill, streams will run with water on the day of the great massacre, when the towers fall.
The light of the moon will be like the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be seven times brighter—like the light of seven days—on the day that the LORD bandages the people's brokenness and heals the wounds inflicted by his blows.