1 The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad thereat; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the lily.
2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice, yea, with joy and singing; the glory of the Lebanon shall be given unto it, the elegance of Carmel and Sharon; they indeed shall see the glory of the Lord, and the excellency of our God.
3 Strengthen ye weak hands, and stumbling knees make ye firm.
4 Say to the timid of heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God, with vengeance will he come, with Gods recompense; it is he who will come and save you.
5 Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
6 Then shall the lame leap as a hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing; for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and brooks in the desert.
7 And the sandy waste shall be changed into a pool, and the thirsty land into springs of water: in the habitation of monsters, where each one used to lie, shall be a court for reeds and rushes.
8 And there shall be a highway and a way, and The holy way, shall it be called; no unclean one shall pass over it; but it shall be only theirs; the wayfaring man, and those unacquainted therewith, shall not go astray.
9 No lion shall be there, and no ravenous beast shall go up thereon, shall not be found there; but there shall walk the redeemed:
10 And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with song, with everlasting joy upon their head; gladness and joy shall they obtain, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.