22 And you will say to Pharaoh: This is what the Lord says: Israel is my firstborn son.(A)

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They will come weeping,
but I will bring them back with consolation.[a](A)
I will lead them to wadis filled with water,
by a smooth way where they will not stumble,(B)
for I am Israel’s Father,
and Ephraim is my firstborn.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. 31:9 LXX; MT reads supplications

The Centrality of Christ

15 He is the image of the invisible God,(A)
the firstborn over all creation.(B)

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