Modern English Version
18 Oh, that you had listened to My commandments!
Then your peace would have been as a river
and your righteousness as the waves of the sea.
19 Your descendants also would have been as the sand
and your offspring like grains of sand;
their name would not have been cut off
nor destroyed from before Me.
20 Go forth from Babylon!
Flee from the Chaldeans!
With a voice of singing declare,
utter it even to the ends of the earth;
say, “The Lord has redeemed His servant Jacob.”