Yet Jerusalem says, “The Lord has deserted us;
the Lord has forgotten us.”
Can she feel no love for the child she has borne?
But even if that were possible,
I would not forget you!
Always in my mind is a picture of Jerusalem’s walls in ruins.
and all who are trying to destroy you will go away.
for all your children will come back to you.
As surely as I live,” says the Lord,
“they will be like jewels or bridal ornaments for you to display.
will soon be crowded with your people.
Your enemies who enslaved you
will be far away.
‘We need more room! It’s crowded here!’