Comfort you, comfort you my people, said your God.
A quaint Scotch preacher said that the needle of the law opens the way for and carries the thread of the Gospel. I once quoted this saying in a tent-meeting, and a hearer remarked to me afterwards: "Yes, you're right; but the needle should be pulled out and not left behind."
(H. G. Guinness, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.