6 that my salvation will reach to the ends of the earth.
7 Thus says Yahweh,
7 the Redeemer and Holy One of Israel,
7 to him whom people despise,
7 to him whom nations abhor,
7 to the servant of tyrants:
7 Kings will see you and stand up,
7 and princes will bow down
7 for the sake of Yahweh, the faithful one,
7 the Holy One of Israel who has chosen you.
8 This is what Yahweh says:
8 At a favorable time I have answered you, on the day of salvation I have been your help
8 You will restore the land, and allot its abandoned farms. 9 You will say to the captives: Come out
9 They will feed along the road
11 I will turn all my mountains into roads and raise up my highways.
12 See, they come from afar, some from the north and west, others from the land of Sinim.
Though your mother forgets you
:B:13 Sing, O heavens, and rejoice, O earth
13 break forth into song, O mountains:
13 for Yahweh has comforted his people
13 and taken pity on those who are afflicted.
14 But Zion said: Yahweh has forsaken me,
14 my Lord has forgotten me.
15 Can a woman forget the baby at her breast
15 and have no compassion on the child of her womb?
15 Yet though she forget, I will never forget you.
16 See, I have written your name upon the palm of my hands
18 Lift up your eyes, look around and see: your children are all assembling and coming to you. As I live, says Yahweh, you will wear them all as your jewels
19 Your lonely places and your ruins, your wastelands and devastated country, will now be too small for your people, while those who destroy you will be driven off.
20 The children you will have, after those you lost, will also say in your hearing, This place is too small for us. Give us more space to live in.
21 You will then say in your heart, Who has borne me these? I was be reaved and barren, and who has brought these up? I was left alone
22 Thus speaks the Lord Yahweh: See, I am to make signs to the nations
23 Kings will be your foster fathers, their queens your nursing mothers. They will bow down before you with their faces to the ground
24 Can booty be taken from a warrior, or captives be rescued from a tyrant? But thus says Yahweh: 25 Yes, captives will be taken from warriors and booty rescued from a tyrant: for I will fight whoever fights you and I will save your children.
26 I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh and be drunk with their own blood, as with wine. All peoples will know that I, Yahweh, am your savior, your re deemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.