Now the Lord anticipates the rescue of the Jews from their Babylonian captors in 538 B.C. The Lord tells them to go forth out of Babylon and declare to all the world that "the Lord hath redeemed his servant Jacob."
20. Go ye forth of Babylon, flee ye from the Chaldeans, with a voice of singing declare ye, tell this, utter to the end of the earth; say ye: The Lord hath redeemed his servant Jacob. 21. And they thirsted not; he led them through the deserts; he caused the waters to flow out of the rock for them; he clave the rock also and the waters gushed out.
It is important for Israel to remember that the Lord is mighty to save. He has continually blessed Israel and saved them from their oppressors. He lead them out of Egypt and brought them out of the great desert. They did not die of thirst because he brought water gushing out of bare rock on two separate occasions.
22. And notwithstanding he hath done all this, and greater also, there is no peace, saith the Lord, unto the wicked.
The Book of Mormon gives the original text for this verse as follows: "And notwithstanding he hath done all this, and greater also, there is no peace, saith the Lord, unto the wicked." Even when the Lord saves his people and showers blessings upon them, those who rebel and revel in wickedness will not have peace, happiness or self-fulfillment even in the midst of such blessings. The Lord has declared it and the experience of life bitterly confirms it, "there is no peace, saith the Lord, unto the wicked."