As one whom his mother comforts, so will I comfort you; and you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
(vers. 7-13): — The prophet reawakens the figure, that is ever nearest his heart, of motherhood — children suckled, borne and cradled in the lap of their mother fill all his view; nay, finer still, the grown man coming back with wounds and weariness upon him to be comforted of his mother.
(Prof. G. A. Smith, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.