17 “Israel is a scattered flock(A)
    that lions(B) have chased away.
The first to devour(C) them
    was the king(D) of Assyria;
the last to crush their bones(E)
    was Nebuchadnezzar(F) king(G) of Babylon.”

18 Therefore this is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says:

“I will punish the king of Babylon and his land
    as I punished the king(H) of Assyria.(I)
19 But I will bring(J) Israel back to their own pasture,
    and they will graze on Carmel and Bashan;
their appetite will be satisfied(K)
    on the hills(L) of Ephraim and Gilead.(M)
20 In those days, at that time,”
    declares the Lord,
“search will be made for Israel’s guilt,
    but there will be none,(N)
and for the sins(O) of Judah,
    but none will be found,
    for I will forgive(P) the remnant(Q) I spare.

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33 This is what the Lord Almighty says:

“The people of Israel are oppressed,(A)
    and the people of Judah as well.
All their captors hold them fast,
    refusing to let them go.(B)

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