Bible: Isa 66:7-14
66:7 Before she goes into labor, she gives birth!
Before her contractions begin, she delivers a boy!
66:8 Who has ever heard of such a thing?
Who has ever seen this?
Can a country 1 be brought forth in one day?
Can a nation be born in a single moment?
Yet as soon as Zion goes into labor she gives birth to sons!
66:9 “Do I bring a baby to the birth opening and then not deliver it?”
“Or do I bring a baby to the point of delivery and then hold it back?”
asks your God. 2
66:10 Be happy for Jerusalem
and rejoice with her, all you who love her!
Share in her great joy,
all you who have mourned over her!
you will feed with joy from her milk-filled breasts. 5
66:12 For this is what the
“Look, I am ready to extend to her prosperity that will flow like a river,
the riches of nations will flow into her like a stream that floods its banks. 6
You will nurse from her breast 7 and be carried at her side;
you will play on her knees.
66:13 As a mother consoles a child, 8
so I will console you,
and you will be consoled over Jerusalem.”
66:14 When you see this, you will be happy, 9
and you will be revived. 10
and his anger to his enemies. 11