Israel’s Return

14 For the Lord will have compassion(A) on Jacob and will choose Israel again.(B) He will settle them on their own land.(C) The foreigner will join them and be united with the house of Jacob.(D) The nations will escort Israel and bring it to its homeland. Then the house of Israel will possess them as male and female slaves in the Lord’s land.(E) They will make captives of their captors and will rule over their oppressors.

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23 Kings will be your foster fathers,
and their queens[a] your nursing mothers.(A)
They will bow down to you
with their faces to the ground,
and lick the dust at your feet.(B)
Then you will know that I am Yahweh;(C)
those who put their hope in Me
will not be put to shame.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 49:23 Lit princesses

For you will spread out to the right and to the left,(A)
and your descendants will dispossess nations
and inhabit the desolate cities.

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