New International Version
8 See, I will bring them from the land of the north(A)
and gather(B) them from the ends of the earth.
Among them will be the blind(C) and the lame,(D)
expectant mothers and women in labor;
a great throng will return.
9 They will come with weeping;(E)
they will pray as I bring them back.
I will lead(F) them beside streams of water(G)
on a level(H) path where they will not stumble,
because I am Israel’s father,(I)
and Ephraim is my firstborn son.