For the LORD 3comforts Zion; he comforts all her waste places and makes her wilderness like 4Eden, her desert like 5the garden of the LORD; 6joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the voice of song.
611Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look at the earth beneath; 12for the heavens vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment, and they who dwell in it will die in like manner;b13but my salvation will be forever, and my righteousness will never be dismayed.
and have forgotten the LORD, your Maker, 30who stretched out the heavens and 31laid the foundations of the earth, and you fear continually all the day because of the wrath of 32the oppressor, when he sets himself to destroy? And where is the wrath of 33the oppressor?
2352and I will put it into the hand of your tormentors, 53who have said to you, 'Bow down, that we may pass over'; and 54you have made your back like the ground and like the street for them to pass over."