18-20“The accumulated sorrows of your exilewill dissipate.I, your God, will get rid of them for you.You’ve carried those burdens long enough.At the same time, I’ll get rid of all thosewho’ve made your life miserable.I’ll heal the maimed;I’ll bring home the homeless.In the very countries where they were hatedthey will be venerated.On Judgment DayI’ll bring you back home—a great family gathering!You’ll be famous and honoredall over the world.You’ll see it with your own eyes—all those painful partings turned into reunions!”God’s Promise.

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