His being the covenant for Israel's security
a ringing shout, O barren one, you who have not borne;
Break forth into joyful shouting and cry out, you who have not been in labor;
numerous are the children of the desolate one
Than the children of the married woman, says Jehovah.
Enlarge your tent site,
Let them stretch out the curtains of your habitations;
Lengthen your cords,
And strengthen your pegs;
For on the right and on the left you will break open,
And you’re aseed
will possess the nations
And will cause the desolate cities to be inhabited.
Fear not, for you will not be put to shame;
Neither be humiliated, for you will not be ashamed;
But you will forget the shame of your youth,
And the areproach
of your widowhood you will no longer remember.
For you’re aMaker
is your 1bHusband
Jehovah of hosts is His name.
And the Holy One of Israel is your cRedeemer
He is called the dGod
of all the earth.
For Jehovah has called you,
Like a wife who has been forsaken and is grieved in spirit,
Even like a wife of one’s youth when she has been rejected,
Says your God.
For a short moment I forsook you,
But with great compassion I will agather
In a flood of wrath I hid
My face from you for a moment,
But with eternal lovingkindness I will have mercy on you,
Says Jehovah you’re aRedeemer
For this is like the waters of aNoah
When I swore that the waters of Noah
Would not overflow the earth ever again;
So I have sworn that I will not be angry with you,
Nor will I rebuke you.
For the mountains may adepart
And the hills may shake,
But My blovingkindness
will not depart from you,
And My 1covenant
of peace will not shake,
Says Jehovah who has compassion on you.
O afflicted one, storm-tossed and not comforted,
Indeed, I Myself will lay down your stones in dark mortar,
And will lay your foundations with asapphires
And I will make your battlements of rubies,
And your gates of carbuncles,
And all your borders will be precious stones.
And all your children will be ataught
And the peace of your children will be great.
In righteousness you will be established;
You will be far from oppression, for you will not fear,
And far from terror, for it will not come near you.
Indeed, they may fiercely attack you, but it is not of Me;
Whoever attacks you will fall because of you.
Indeed, it is I who have created the blacksmith
Who blows the fire of the coals,
And brings out a weapon for its work;
And it is I who have created the destroyer to ruin.
weapon that is formed against you will prosper,
And every tongue that rises up to judge you, you will condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of Jehovah,
And their righteousness which is of Me, declares Jehovah.