New Century Version
19 People in those places will sing songs of praise.
There will be the sound of laughter.
I will give them many children
so their number will not be small.
I will bring honor to them
so no one will look down on them.
20 Their descendants will be as they were in the old days.
I will set them up as a strong people before me,
and I will punish the nations who have hurt them.
21 One of their own people will lead them;
their ruler will come from among them.
He will come near to me when I invite him.
Who would dare to come to me uninvited?” says the Lord.
New International Version
19 From them will come songs(A) of thanksgiving(B)
and the sound of rejoicing.(C)
I will add to their numbers,(D)
and they will not be decreased;
I will bring them honor,(E)
and they will not be disdained.
20 Their children(F) will be as in days of old,
and their community will be established(G) before me;
I will punish(H) all who oppress them.
21 Their leader(I) will be one of their own;
their ruler will arise from among them.(J)
I will bring him near(K) and he will come close to me—
for who is he who will devote himself
to be close to me?’
declares the Lord.