The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice , and blossom as the rose.2
It shall blossomabundantly , and rejoice even with joy and singing : the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God.3Strengthen ye the weakhands, and confirm the feebleknees.4Say to them that are of a fearfulaheart, Be strong , fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.
Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened , and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped .
Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumbsing : for in the wilderness shall waters break out , and streams in the desert.7
And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty landsprings of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grassb with reeds and rushes.8
And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men , though fools, shall not err therein.
No lion shall be there, nor any ravenousbeast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there:
And the ransomed of the LORD shall return , and come to Zion with songs and everlastingjoy upon their heads: they shall obtainjoy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away .