So hearts melt with fear and many stumble. At all their gates I have stationed the sword for slaughter. Ah! It is made to flash, it is drawn for slaughter!
to strengthen those who mourn in Zion, by giving them a turban, instead of ashes, oil symbolizing joy, 1 instead of mourning, a garment symbolizing praise, 2 instead of discouragement. 3 They will be called oaks of righteousness, 4 trees planted by the Lord to reveal his splendor. 5