Alas! for that day will be great, so that none will be like it; it will be the time of Jacob’s [unequaled] trouble, but he will be saved out of it. [Mat 24:29-30; Rev 7:14]
For it will come to pass in that day, says the Master of hosts, that I will break [the oppressor’s] yoke from your neck, and I will burst your bonds; and strangers will no more make slaves of [the people of Israel].
But they will serve the Master their Mighty One and David’s [descendant] their King, Whom I will raise up for them. [Jer 23:5]
Therefore, fear not, O My servant Jacob, says the Master, nor be dismayed or cast down, O Israel; for behold, I will save you out of a distant land [of exile] and your posterity from the land of their captivity. Jacob will return and will be quiet and at ease, and none will make him afraid or cause him to be terrorized and to tremble.
For I am with you, says the Master, to save you; for I will make a full and complete end of all the nations to which I have scattered you, but I will not make a full and complete end of you. But I will correct you in measure and with judgment and will in no sense hold you guiltless or leave you unpunished.
For thus says the Master: Your hurt is incurable, and your wound is grievous.
There is none to plead your cause; for [the pressing together of] your wound you have no healing [device], no binding plaster.
All your lovers (allies) have forgotten you; they neither seek, inquire of, or require you. For I have hurt you with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel and merciless foe, because of the greatness of your perversity and guilt, because your sins are glaring and innumerable.