The Ransomed Shall Return
1 # ch. 55:12, 13 The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad;
# [ch. 32:15] the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus;
2it shall blossom abundantly
and rejoice with joy and singing.
Song 5:15 The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it,
the majesty of #Song 7:5 Carmel and #ch. 33:9; Song 2:1 Sharon.
# ch. 40:5 They shall see the glory of the Lord,
the majesty of our God.
3 # Cited Heb. 12:12; [ch. 40:1] Strengthen the weak hands,
and make firm the feeble knees.
4Say to those who have an anxious heart,
“Be strong; fear not!
# [ch. 40:10, 11] Behold, your God
will come with vengeance,
with the recompense of God.
He will come and save you.”
5 # ch. 32:3, 4 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,
and the ears of the deaf unstopped;
6 # [See ver. 5 above] then shall the lame man leap like a deer,
and the tongue of the mute sing for joy.
# [ver. 1; ch. 41:18; 43:19; 44:3, 4; John 7:38, 39] For waters break forth in the wilderness,
and streams in the desert;
7 # ch. 48:20, 21; 49:10 the burning sand shall become a pool,
and the thirsty ground springs of water;
in the haunt of #See ch. 13:22jackals, where they lie down,
the grass shall become reeds and rushes.
8 # ch. 40:3 And a highway shall be there,
and it shall be called the Way of Holiness;
# ch. 52:1 the unclean shall not pass over it.
It shall belong to those who walk on the way;
even if they are fools, they shall not go astray.#35:8 Or if they are fools, they shall not wander in it
9No lion shall be there,
nor shall any ravenous beast come up on it;
they shall not be found there,
but the redeemed shall walk there.
10 # ch. 51:11 And the ransomed of the Lord shall return
and come to Zion with singing;
# ch. 65:19; [ch. 25:8; Rev. 7:17; 21:4] everlasting joy shall be upon their heads;
they shall obtain gladness and joy,
and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.