“I have loved you, My people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love, I have drawn you to Myself."
"You will again be happy. Tears of joy will stream down (your) faces,
and I will lead (you) home with great care."
"(You) will walk beside quiet streams and on smooth paths where (you) will not stumble. The Lord, who scattered his people, will gather (you) and watch over (you) as a shepherd does His flock."
"I will turn (your) mourning into joy."
“Your children will come back to you from the distant land of the enemy."
"I turned away from God, but then I was sorry. I kicked myself for my stupidity! I was thoroughly ashamed of all I did in my younger days."
"For I (God) have given rest to the weary and joy to the sorrowing.”