The Future Glory of Zion
1#Isa 51:3; 55:12–13 The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad,
and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose;
2#Isa 60:13; 25:9 it shall blossom abundantly
and rejoice even with joy and singing.
The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it,
the excellency of Carmel and Sharon.
They shall see the glory of the Lord
and the excellency of our God.
3#Heb 12:12; Job 4:3–4 Strengthen the weak hands,
and support the feeble knees.
4#Isa 34:8; 28:16 Say to those who are of a fearful heart,
“Be strong, fear not.
Your God will come
even God with a recompense;
He will come and save you.”
5#Isa 29:18; 32:3–4 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,
and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
6#Lk 11:14; Jn 5:8–9 Then the lame man shall leap as a deer,
and the tongue of the mute sing for joy.
For in the wilderness waters shall break out
and streams in the desert.
7#Isa 13:22; 34:13 The parched ground shall become a pool,
and the thirsty land springs of water;
in the habitation of jackals where each lay,
there shall be grass with reeds and rushes.
8#Isa 52:1; 11:16 A highway shall be there, a roadway,
and it shall be called the Highway of Holiness.
The unclean shall not pass on it,
but it shall be for the wayfaring men,
and fools shall not wander on it.
9#Isa 62:12 No lion shall be there,
nor any ravenous beast shall go up on it;
these shall not be found there,
but the redeemed shall walk there,
10#Rev 21:4; Isa 25:8 and the ransomed of the Lord shall return
and come to Zion with songs
and everlasting joy upon their heads.
They shall obtain joy and gladness,
and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.