English Standard Version
8 Behold, I will bring them (A)from the north country
and (B)gather them from (C)the farthest parts of the earth,
among them (D)the blind and the lame,
the pregnant woman and she who is in labor, together;
a great company, they shall return here.
9 (E)With weeping they shall come,
(F)and with pleas for mercy I will lead them back,
I will make them (G)walk by brooks of water,
(H)in a straight path in which they shall not stumble,
for (I)I am a father to Israel,
and Ephraim is (J)my firstborn.
New International Version
8 See, I will bring them from the land of the north(A)
and gather(B) them from the ends of the earth.
Among them will be the blind(C) and the lame,(D)
expectant mothers and women in labor;
a great throng will return.
9 They will come with weeping;(E)
they will pray as I bring them back.
I will lead(F) them beside streams of water(G)
on a level(H) path where they will not stumble,
because I am Israel’s father,(I)
and Ephraim is my firstborn son.