"In that day," says the LORD,
f "I will assemble the lame,
g I will gather the outcast
And those whom I have afflicted; 7 I will make the lame h a remnant,
And the outcast a strong nation;
So the LORD i will reign over them in Mount Zion
From now on, even forever.
And you, O tower of the flock,
The stronghold of the daughter of Zion,
To you shall it come,
Even the former dominion shall come,
The kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem."
Now why do you cry aloud?
j Is there no king in your midst?
Has your counselor perished?
For k pangs have seized you like a woman in 1 labor. 10 Be in pain, and labor to bring forth,
O daughter of Zion,
Like a woman in birth pangs.
For now you shall go forth from the city,
You shall dwell in the field,
And to l Babylon you shall go.
There you shall be delivered;
There the m LORD will n redeem you
From the hand of your enemies.
o Now also many nations have gathered against you,
Who say, "Let her be defiled,
And let our eye
Nor do they understand His counsel;
For He will gather them r like sheaves to the threshing floor. 13 "Arise s and t thresh, O daughter of Zion;
For I will make your horn iron,
And I will make your hooves bronze;
You shall u beat in pieces many peoples;
v I will consecrate their gain to the LORD,
And their substance to w the Lord of the whole earth."