For before these days there was no hire for man, nor any hire for beast; neither was there any
peace to him that went out or came in because of the affliction: for I set all men every one against his neighbour.
But now I will
unto the residue of this people as in the former days, saith the LORD of hosts.
For the seed shall be
prosperous; the vine shall give her fruit, and the ground shall give her increase, and the heavens shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things
And it shall come to pass, that
as ye were a curse among the heathen, O house of Judah, and house of Israel; so will I save you, and ye shall be a blessing: fear not, but
let your hands be strong.
For thus saith the LORD of hosts; As I thought to punish you, when your fathers provoked me to wrath, saith the LORD of hosts, and I repented not:
So again have I thought in these days to do well unto Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: fear ye not.