Bible: Isaiah 49:8-16; 63:7
49:8 This is what the
“At the time I decide to show my favor, I will respond to you;
in the day of deliverance I will help you;
and to reassign the desolate property.
49:9 You will say 5 to the prisoners, ‘Come out,’
They will graze beside the roads;
on all the slopes they will find pasture.
49:10 They will not be hungry or thirsty;
the sun’s oppressive heat will not beat down on them, 8
for one who has compassion on them will guide them;
he will lead them to springs of water.
49:11 I will make all my mountains into a road;
I will construct my roadways.”
49:12 Look, they come from far away!
Look, some come from the north and west,
and others from the land of Sinim! 9
49:13 Shout for joy, O sky! 10
Rejoice, O earth!
Let the mountains give a joyful shout!
and shows compassion to the 11 oppressed.
The Lord Remembers Zion
49:14 “Zion said, ‘The
the sovereign master 12 has forgotten me.’
49:15 Can a woman forget her baby who nurses at her breast? 13
Can she withhold compassion from the child she has borne? 14
Even if mothers 15 were to forget,
I could never forget you! 16
49:16 Look, I have inscribed your name 17 on my palms;
your walls are constantly before me.