Isaiah 54:1-7 NIV

The Future Glory of Zion

1 "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.

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2 "Enlarge the place of your tent,7 stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes.8

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3 For you will spread out to the right and to the left; your descendants9 will dispossess nations10 and settle in their desolate11 cities.

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4 "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.17

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5 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.22

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6 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.

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7 "For a brief moment26 I abandoned27 you, but with deep compassion28 I will bring you back.29

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