1The wilderness and the dry land shall be gladdened; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. 2It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice even with joy and shouting: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of Jehovah, the excellency of our God#GodHebrew: Elohim 3Strengthen the weak hands and confirm the tottering knees. 4Say to them that are of a timid heart, Be strong, fear not; behold your God#GodHebrew: Elohim vengeance cometh, the recompense of God#GodHebrew: Elohim He will come himself, and save you.
5Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf be unstopped; 6then shall the lame man leap as a hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and torrents in the desert. 7And the mirage shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of wild dogs, where they lay down, shall be grass with reeds and rushes. 8And a highway shall be there and a way, and it shall be called, The way of holiness: the unclean shall not pass through it; but it shall be for these. Those that go this way--even fools, --shall not err therein. 9No lion shall be there, nor shall ravenous beast go up thereon, nor be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there. 10And the ransomed of Jehovah shall return, and come to Zion with singing; and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads: they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.