28 “For they are a nation void of counsel,
    and there is (A)no understanding in them.

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16 and you said,
“No! We will flee upon (A)horses”;
    therefore you shall flee away;
and, “We will ride upon swift steeds”;
    therefore your pursuers shall be swift.
17 (B)A thousand shall flee at the threat of one;
    at the threat of five you shall flee,
till you are left
    like a flagstaff on the top of a mountain,
    like a signal on a hill.

The Lord Will Be Gracious

18 Therefore the Lord (C)waits to be gracious to you,
    and therefore he (D)exalts himself to show mercy to you.
For the Lord is a God of justice;
    (E)blessed are all those who wait for him.

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