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The Future Glory of Zion
1The #Is. 32:15; 55:12wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them,
And the #Is. 41:19; 51:3desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose;
2#Is. 32:15It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice,
Even with joy and singing.
The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it,
The excellence of Carmel and Sharon.
They shall see the #Is. 40:5glory of the Lord,
The excellency of our God.
3#Job 4:3, 4; Heb. 12:12Strengthen the weak hands,
And make firm the feeble knees.
4Say to those who are fearful-hearted,
“Be strong, do not fear!
Behold, your God will come with #Is. 34:8vengeance,
With the recompense of God;
He will come and #Ps. 145:19; Is. 33:22save you.”
5Then the #Is. 29:18; Matt. 9:27; John 9:6, 7eyes of the blind shall be opened,
And #(Matt. 11:5)the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
6Then the #Matt. 11:5; 15:30; John 5:8, 9; Acts 8:7lame shall leap like a deer,
And the #Is. 32:4; Matt. 9:32; 12:22tongue of the dumb sing.
For #Is. 41:18; (John 7:38)waters shall burst forth in the wilderness,
And streams in the desert.
7The parched ground shall become a pool,
And the thirsty land springs of water;
In #Is. 34:13the habitation of jackals, where each lay,
There shall be grass with reeds and rushes.
8A #Is. 19:23highway shall be there, and a road,
And it shall be called the Highway of Holiness.
#Is. 52:1; Joel 3:17; (Matt. 7:13, 14); 1 Pet. 1:15, 16; Rev. 21:27The unclean shall not pass over it,
But it shall be for others.
Whoever walks the road, although a fool,
Shall not go astray.
9#Lev. 26:6; (Is. 11:7, 9); Ezek. 34:25No lion shall be there,
Nor shall any ravenous beast go up on it;
It shall not be found there.
But the redeemed shall walk there,
10And the #Is. 51:11ransomed of the Lord shall return,
And come to Zion with singing,
With everlasting joy on their heads.
They shall obtain joy and gladness,
And #Is. 25:8; 30:19; 65:19; (Rev. 7:17; 21:4)sorrow and sighing shall flee away.