1Sing , O barren, thou that didst not bear ; break forth into singing, and cry aloud , thou that didst not travail with child : for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife , saith the LORD.2Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations:spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes;3
For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolatecities to be inhabited .
4Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed : neither be thou confounded ; for thou shalt not be put to shame : for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.
For thy Maker is thine husband ; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called .
For the LORD hath called thee as a womanforsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused , saith thy God.7
For a smallmoment have I forsaken thee; but with greatmercies will I gather thee.
In a littlewrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlastingkindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer .
For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee.
For the mountains shall depart , and the hills be removed ; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed , saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.
O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest , and not comforted , behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires.12
And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles , and all thy borders of pleasantstones.13
And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.14
In righteousness shalt thou be established : thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear : and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.
Behold, they shall surely gather together , but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.
Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy .
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper ; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn . This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.