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But they did that which was evil in Mine eyes,
And chose that in which I delighted not.
5Hear the word of the Lord,
Ye that tremble at His word:
Your brethren that hate you, that cast you out for My name's sake, have said:
'Let the Lord be glorified,
That we may gaze upon your joy',
But they shall be ashamed.
6Hark! an uproar from the city,
Hark! it cometh from the temple,
Hark! the Lord rendereth recompense to His enemies.
7Before she travailed, she brought forth;
Before her pain came,
She was delivered of a man-child.
8Who hath heard such a thing?
Who hath seen such things?
Is a land born in one day?
Is a nation brought forth at once?
For as soon as Zion travailed,
She brought forth her children.
9Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth?
Saith the Lord;
Shall I that cause to bring forth shut the womb?
Saith thy God.
10Rejoice ye with Jerusalem,
And be glad with her, all ye that love her;
Rejoice for joy with her,
All ye that mourn for her;
11That ye may suck, and be satisfied
With the breast of her consolations;
That ye may drink deeply with delight
Of the abundance of her glory.
12For thus saith the Lord:
Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river.
And the wealth of the nations like an overflowing stream,
And ye shall suck thereof:
Ye shall be borne upon the side,
And shall be dandled upon the knees.
13As one whom his mother comforteth,
So will I comfort you;
And ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
14And when ye see this, your heart shall rejoice,
And your bones shall flourish like young grass;
And the hand of the Lord shall be known toward His servants,
And He will have indignation against His enemies.
15For, behold, the Lord will come in fire,
And His chariots shall be like the whirlwind;
To render His anger with fury,
And His rebuke with flames of fire.
16For by fire will the Lord contend,
And by His sword with all flesh;
And the slain of the Lord shall be many.
17They that sanctify themselves and purify themselves
To go unto the gardens,
Behind one in the midst,
Eating swine's flesh, and the detestable thing, and the mouse,
Shall be consumed together, saith the Lord.

18For I [know] their works and their thoughts; [the time] cometh, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and shall see My glory. 19And I will work a sign among them, and I will send such as escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard My fame,