"Sing, O barren woman,1 you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy,2 you who were never in labor;3 because more are the children4 of the desolate5 woman than of her who has a husband,6" says the LORD.
"Enlarge the place of your tent,7 stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes.83
For you will spread out to the right and to the left; your descendants9 will dispossess nations10 and settle in their desolate11 cities.
"Do not be afraid;12 you will not suffer shame.13 Do not fear disgrace;14 you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth15 and remember no more the reproach16 of your widowhood.175
For your Maker18 is your husband19-- the LORD Almighty is his name-- the Holy One20 of Israel is your Redeemer;21 he is called the God of all the earth.226
The LORD will call you back23 as if you were a wife deserted24 and distressed in spirit-- a wife who married young,25 only to be rejected," says your God.
"For a brief moment26 I abandoned27 you, but with deep compassion28 I will bring you back.298
In a surge of anger30 I hid31 my face from you for a moment, but with everlasting kindness32 I will have compassion33 on you," says the LORD your Redeemer.34