New American Standard Bible
15 For this is what the Lord [a]God, the Holy One of Israel, has said:
“In [b]repentance and (A)rest you will be saved,
In (B)quietness and trust is your strength.”
But you were not willing,
16 And you said, “No, for we will flee on (C)horses!”
Therefore you shall flee!
“And we will ride on swift horses!”
Therefore those who pursue you shall be swift.
17 (D)One thousand will flee at the threat of one man;
You will flee at the threat of five,
Until you are left like a signal post on a mountain top,
And like a flag on a hill.
God Is Gracious and Just
18 Therefore the Lord [c](E)longs to be gracious to you,
And therefore He [d]waits on (F)high to have compassion on you.
For the Lord is a (G)God of justice;
How blessed are all those who [e](H)long for Him.