Though we are slaves,(A) our God has not forsaken us in our bondage. He has shown us kindness(B) in the sight of the kings of Persia: He has granted us new life to rebuild the house of our God and repair its ruins,(C) and he has given us a wall of protection in Judah and Jerusalem.

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Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!(A)
    When the Lord restores(B) his people,
    let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!

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