Her judges are wolves in the night;
They do not leave even a bone to gnaw until morning.
Morning by morning he makes known his judgments,+
As unfailing as the daylight.
But the unrighteous one knows no shame.+
6 “I destroyed nations; their corner towers were left desolate.
I devastated their streets, so that no one was passing through.
Their cities were left in ruins, without a man, without an inhabitant.+
So that her dwelling place might not be destroyed+
—I must call her to account for* all these things.
But they were all the more eager to act corruptly.+
‘Until the day when I rise up to take plunder,*
For my judicial decision is to gather nations, to assemble kingdoms,
To pour out on them my indignation, all my burning anger;+
For by the fire of my zeal the whole earth will be consumed.+
9 For then I will change the language of the peoples to a pure language,
So that all of them may call on the name of Jehovah,
10 From the region of the rivers of E·thi·oʹpi·a,
Those entreating me, the daughter of my scattered ones, will bring a gift to me.+
11 On that day you will not be put to shame
Because of all your deeds with which you rebelled against me,+
For then I will remove the haughty boasters from among you;
And you will never again be haughty in my holy mountain.+
And they will take refuge in the name of Jehovah.
They will not speak a lie, nor will a deceitful tongue be found in their mouths;
14 Shout joyfully, O daughter of Zion!
Shout in triumph, O Israel!+
Be joyful and rejoice with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem!+
He has turned away your enemy.+
The King of Israel, Jehovah, is in your midst.+
You will fear calamity no more.+
16 On that day it will be said to Jerusalem:
“Do not be afraid, O Zion.+
Do not let your hands drop down.
As a mighty One, he will save.
He will exult over you with great joy.+
He will become silent* in his love.
He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.
They were absent from you because of bearing reproach for her.+
And I will save the one limping,+
And I will gather together the dispersed.+
I will make them an object of praise and fame*
In all the land of their shame.
20 At that time I will bring you in,
At the time I gather you together.