12 “This is what the Lord says:

“‘Your wound(A) is incurable,
    your injury beyond healing.(B)
13 There is no one to plead your cause,(C)
    no remedy for your sore,
    no healing(D) for you.
14 All your allies(E) have forgotten you;
    they care nothing for you.
I have struck you as an enemy(F) would
    and punished you as would the cruel,(G)
because your guilt is so great
    and your sins(H) so many.
15 Why do you cry out over your wound,
    your pain that has no cure?(I)
Because of your great guilt and many sins
    I have done these things to you.(J)

16 “‘But all who devour(K) you will be devoured;
    all your enemies will go into exile.(L)
Those who plunder(M) you will be plundered;
    all who make spoil of you I will despoil.
17 But I will restore you to health
    and heal(N) your wounds,’
declares the Lord,
‘because you are called an outcast,(O)
    Zion for whom no one cares.’(P)

18 “This is what the Lord says:

“‘I will restore the fortunes(Q) of Jacob’s tents(R)
    and have compassion(S) on his dwellings;
the city will be rebuilt(T) on her ruins,
    and the palace will stand in its proper place.
19 From them will come songs(U) of thanksgiving(V)
    and the sound of rejoicing.(W)
I will add to their numbers,(X)
    and they will not be decreased;
I will bring them honor,(Y)
    and they will not be disdained.
20 Their children(Z) will be as in days of old,
    and their community will be established(AA) before me;
    I will punish(AB) all who oppress them.
21 Their leader(AC) will be one of their own;
    their ruler will arise from among them.(AD)
I will bring him near(AE) and he will come close to me—
    for who is he who will devote himself
    to be close to me?’
declares the Lord.
22 “‘So you will be my people,(AF)
    and I will be your God.(AG)’”

23 See, the storm(AH) of the Lord
    will burst out in wrath,
a driving wind swirling down
    on the heads of the wicked.
24 The fierce anger(AI) of the Lord will not turn back(AJ)
    until he fully accomplishes
    the purposes of his heart.
In days to come
    you will understand(AK) this.

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