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16 Jerusalem, the time is coming,
    when it will be said to you:
“Don’t be discouraged
    or grow weak from fear!
17 The Lord your God
wins victory after victory
    and is always with you.
He celebrates and sings
    because of you,
and he will refresh your life
    with his love.”[a]

The Lord’s Promise to His People

18 The Lord has promised:
Your sorrow has ended,
    and you can celebrate.[b]

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  1. 3.17 refresh. . . love: Two ancient translations; Hebrew “silently show you his love.”
  2. 3.18 celebrate: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text of verse 18.

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