1Comfort ye, comfort ye my people,saith your God.2Speak ye comfortablya to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished , that her iniquity is pardoned : for she hath received of the LORD'Shanddouble for all her sins.3
The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness,Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.4
Every valley shall be exalted , and every mountain and hill shall be made low : and the crooked shall be made straight,b and the rough placesplain:5
And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed , and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
The voicesaid, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:7
The grasswithereth , the flowerfadeth : because the spirit of the LORDbloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.8
The grasswithereth , the flowerfadeth : but the word of our God shall stand for ever.