12 “For thus says the Lord:
(A)Your hurt is incurable,
    (B)and your wound is grievous.
13 There is none to uphold your cause,
    no medicine for your wound,
    (C)no healing for you.
14 (D)All your lovers have forgotten you;
    they care nothing for you;
for I have dealt you the blow of (E)an enemy,
    the punishment (F)of a merciless foe,
because your guilt is great,
    (G)because your sins are flagrant.
15 (H)Why do you cry out over your hurt?
    (I)Your pain is incurable.
Because your guilt is great,
    (J)because your sins are flagrant,
    I have done these things to you.
16 (K)Therefore all who devour you shall be devoured,
    and (L)all your foes, every one of them, shall go into captivity;
(M)those who plunder you shall be plundered,
    (N)and all who prey on you I will make a prey.
17 (O)For I will restore (P)health to you,
    and (Q)your wounds I will heal,
declares the Lord,
because (R)they have called you an outcast:
    (S)‘It is Zion, for whom no one cares!’

18 “Thus says the Lord:
Behold, (T)I will restore the fortunes of the tents of Jacob
    and have compassion on his dwellings;
the city shall be rebuilt on (U)its mound,
    and the palace shall stand where it used to be.
19 (V)Out of them shall come songs of thanksgiving,
    and the voices of those who celebrate.
(W)I will multiply them, and they shall not be few;
    I will make them honored, and they shall not be small.
20 (X)Their children shall be as they were of old,
    and their congregation shall be established before me,
    and I will punish all who oppress them.
21 (Y)Their prince shall be one of themselves;
    (Z)their ruler shall come out from their midst;
(AA)I will make him draw near, and he shall approach me,
    (AB)for who would dare of himself to approach me?
declares the Lord.
22 (AC)And you shall be my people,
    and I will be your God.”

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