18 This is what Jehovah says:
“Here I am gathering the captives of the tents of Jacob,+
And I will have pity for his tabernacles.
The city will be rebuilt on her mound,+
And the fortified tower will stand on its rightful site.
19 And from them will come thanksgiving and the sounds of laughter.+
I will multiply them, and they will not be few;+
I will make them numerous,*
And they will not be insignificant.+