The prophet continues to look to the day when Israel turns to her God with all her heart. The pain of the past will be replaced by the joy of God’s righteousness.
For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem; You shall weep no more. He will be very gracious to you at the sound of your cry; When He hears it, He will answer you.
And though the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your teachers will not be moved into a corner anymore, but your eyes shall see your teachers.
Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left.
You will also defile the covering of your images of silver, and the ornament of your molded images of gold. You will throw them away as an unclean thing; You will say to them, “Get away!”
PRAY FOR THE DAY WHEN ISRAEL REPENTS AND RECEIVES GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS.
[The European Green Toad is very common in Israel and is known for its easy adjustments to climate. In addition, it can change its color in response to heat and light changes. (Just don’t stare directly at it, or you’ll get hypnotized.) In Hebrew: קרפדה ירוקה ]