“Stop crying! Do not shed any more tears! 2
For your heartfelt repentance 3 will be rewarded.
Your children will return from the land of the enemy.
I, the Lord, affirm it! 4
Your children will return to their own territory.
I, the Lord, affirm it! 6
1 tn The words “to her” are not in the text but are implicit from the context. They are supplied in the translation for clarity.
2 tn Heb “Refrain your voice from crying and your eyes from tears.”
4 tn Heb “Oracle of the
5 tn For this nuance for the Hebrew word אַחֲרִית (’akharit) see BDB 31 s.v. אַחֲרִית d and compare usage in Pss 37:38; 109:13. Others translate “your future” but the “future” lies with the return of her descendants, her posterity.
6 tn Heb “Oracle of the