1 “Sing, O barren, you that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, you that didst not travail with child; for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife,” saith יהוה.
2 “Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of your habitations; spare not, lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes;
3 For you shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and your seed shall inherit the nations, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.
4 “Fear not, for you shalt not be ashamed; nor be you confounded; for you shalt not be put to shame; for you shalt forget the shame of your youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of your widowhood anymore.
5 For your Maker is your 33fhusband (baal); יהוה of hosts (YHWH Tsevaot) is His name; and your Redeemer the Holy One of Yisrael; the God (Elohim) of the whole earth shall He be called.
6 For יהוה hath called you as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when you wast refused,” saith your God (Elohim).
7 “For a small moment have I forsaken you; but with great mercies will I gather you.
8 In a little wrath I hid My face from you for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on you,” saith יהוה your Redeemer.
9 For this is as the waters of Noach unto Me; for as I have sworn that the waters of Noach should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with you, nor rebuke you.
10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but My kindness shall not depart from you, neither shall the covenant of My peace be removed, saith יהוה that hath mercy on you.
11 O you afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay your stones with fair colours, and lay your foundations with sapphires.
12 And I will make your windows of agates, and your gates of carbuncles, and all your borders of pleasant stones.
13 And all your children shall be taught of יהוה; and great shall be the peace of your children.
14 In righteousness shalt you be established; you shalt be far from oppression, for you shalt not fear; and from terror; for it shall not come near you.
15 Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by Me; whosoever shall gather together against you shall fall for your sake.
16 “Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.
17 No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of יהוה, and their righteousness is of Me,” saith יהוה.