1 The wilderness and the desert shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice and
blossom as the rose.
2 It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice, even with joy and singing. The glory of
Lebanon shall be given to it, the splendor of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory
of Jehovah and the majesty of our God.
3 Make the weak hands strong, and make the feeble knees secure.
4 Say to those of anxious heart, Be strong, fear not! Behold, your God will come with
vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.
5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be
6 Then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing. For in the
wilderness waters shall break out, and streams in the desert.
7 And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land shall become springs of water, in the habitation of dragons where they dwell, a place for grass with reeds and rushes.
8 And a highway shall be there, even a road; and it shall be called, The Way of Holiness.
The unclean shall not pass over it. Whoever travels on it, though a fool, shall not go
9 No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up on it; they shall not be found
there. But only the redeemed shall walk there.
10 And the ransomed of Jehovah shall return and come to Zion with songs and
everlasting joy on their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing
shall flee away.