The LORD will surely comfort7 Zion8 and will look with compassion on all her ruins;9 he will make her deserts like Eden,10 her wastelands11 like the garden of the LORD. Joy and gladness12 will be found in her, thanksgiving13 and the sound of singing.
Lift up your eyes to the heavens, look at the earth beneath; the heavens will vanish like smoke,24 the earth will wear out like a garment25 and its inhabitants die like flies. But my salvation26 will last forever,27 my righteousness will never fail.28
Awake, awake!35 Clothe yourself with strength,36 O arm37 of the LORD; awake, as in days gone by, as in generations of old.38 Was it not you who cut Rahab39 to pieces, who pierced that monster40 through?