I will banish chariots from Efrayim and war-horses from Yerushalayim." The warrior's bow will be banished, and he will proclaim peace to the nations. He will rule from sea to sea, and from the [Euphrates] River to the ends of the earth.
"Also you, by the blood of your covenant, I release your prisoners from [the dungeon,] the cistern that has no water in it.
Return to the stronghold, you prisoners with hope! This day I declare to you that I will grant you double reparation.
For I have bent Y'hudah as my bow and made Efrayim its arrow. I will rouse your sons, Tziyon, and make you like a warrior's sword against your sons, Greece."
ADONAI will appear over them, and his arrow will flash like lightning. Adonai ELOHIM will blow the shofar and go out in the whirlwinds of the south.
ADONAI-Tzva'ot will defend them; they will devour and trample the sling-stones. They will drink and roar as if they had drunk wine; they will be filled, like basins and like the corners of the altar.
On that day ADONAI their God will save them as the flock of his people; for they will be like gems in a crown, sparkling over his countryside.
What wealth is theirs, what beauty! Grain will make the young men thrive, and new wine the young women.