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!

66:9Do I bring a baby to the birth opening and then not deliver it?”

asks the Lord.

“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!

66:11 For 3  you will nurse from her satisfying breasts and be nourished; 4 

you will feed with joy from her milk-filled breasts. 5 

66:12 For this is what the Lord says:

“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 

The Lord will reveal his power to his servants

and his anger to his enemies. 11 

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