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19 The people who live there will sing praise;
    they will shout for joy.
By my blessing they will increase in numbers;
    my blessing will bring them honor.
20 I will restore the nation's ancient power
    and establish it firmly again;
    I will punish all who oppress them.
21-22 Their ruler will come from their own nation,
    their prince from their own people.
He will approach me when I invite him,
    for who would dare come uninvited?
They will be my people,
    and I will be their God.
I, the Lord, have spoken.”

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