1 Israel Will Be Saved
2 At that time the Lord will sing about his fruitful vineyard. He will say,
9 The people of Jacob will have to pay for their sin. 9 That must happen in order for their sin to be taken away. 9 They will make all of the altar stones like chalk. 9 They will crush them to pieces. 9 No poles that had been used to worship the goddess Asherah will be left standing. 9 No incense altars will be left either.
10 Cities that have high walls around them will become empty. 10 They will be deserted settlements. 10 They will be like a desert. 10 Calves will eat and lie down in them. 10 They will strip the branches of their trees bare.
11 When their twigs are dry, they will be broken off. 11 Then women will come and make fires with them. 11 The people of Jacob don't understand the Lord. 11 So the One who made them won't be concerned about them. 11 Their Creator won't show them his favor.
12 At that time the Lord will separate Israel from other people. He will gather the Israelites together. He will gather them one by one from the Euphrates River all the way to the Wadi of Egypt. 13 At that time a loud trumpet will be blown. Those who were dying in Assyria will come and worship the Lord. So will those who were taken away to Egypt. All of them will worship the Lord on his holy mountain in Jerusalem.