And thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
“I have sent him,
the Lord thy God
who teacheth thee to profit,
who leadeth thee
by the way thou shouldst go,
hath done it.
“O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments—
then had thy peace been as a river,
and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea.
“Thy seed also had been as the sand;
the offspring of thy bowels like the gravel thereof.
“His name should not have been cut off
nor destroyed from before me.”