1 The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing; the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of יהוה, and the excellency of our God (Elohim).
3 Strengthen you the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.
4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, “Be strong, fear not; behold, your God (Elohim) will come with vengeance, even God (Elohim) with a recom-pence; He will come and save you.”
5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
6 Then shall the lame man leap as a hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.
7 And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water; in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.
8 And a highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The Way of Holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those who walks the way, though fools, shall not err therein.
9 No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there;
10 And the ransomed of יהוה shall return, and come to Zion (Tsiyon) with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.