"1Shout for joy, O barrenone, you who have borneno child; Breakforth into joyfulshouting and cryaloud, you who have not travailed ; For the sons of the 2desolate one will be 3morenumerousThan the sons of the married woman," says the LORD.
"4Enlarge the place of your tent ; aStretch out the curtains of your dwellings, spare not; Lengthen your 5cords And strengthen your 6pegs.
"For you will 7spreadabroad to the right and to the left. And your bdescendants will 8possessnations And will 9resettle the desolatecities.
4"Fear not, for you will 10not be put to shame ; And do not feelhumiliated, for you will not be disgraced ; But you will forget the 11shame of your youth, And the 12reproach of your widowhood you will remembernomore.
"For your 13husband is your Maker, Whose name is the LORD of hosts ; And your 14Redeemer is the HolyOne of Israel, Who is called the 15God of all the earth.
"For the LORD has called you, Like a wife16forsaken and grieved in spirit, Even like a wife of one's youthwhen she is rejected," Says your God.
"cFor a 17briefmoment I forsook you, But with greatcompassion I will 18gather you.
"In an d19outburst of anger I hid My face from you for a moment, But with everlasting20lovingkindness I will 21havecompassion on you," Says the LORD your 22Redeemer.
"For ethis is like the days of Noah to Me, When I swore that the waters of Noah Would 23not fflood the earthagain ; So I have sworn that I will 24not be angry with you Nor will I rebuke you.
"For the 25mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you, And My 26covenant of peace will not be shaken," Says27the LORD who hascompassion on you.
"O 28afflictedone, storm-tossed, and 29not comforted, Behold, I will set your stones in antimony, And your foundations I will 30lay in g31sapphires.
"Moreover, I will make your battlements of hrubies, And your gates of icrystal, And your entirejwall of preciousstones.
"32All your sons will be ktaught of the LORD ; And the well-being of your sons will be 33great.
"In 34righteousness you will be established ; You will be far from 35oppression, for you will 36not fear ; And from 37terror, for it will not comenear you.
15"If anyone fiercelyassails you it will not be from Me. 38Whoeverassails you will fallbecause of you.
16"Behold, I Myself have created the smith who blows the fire of coals And brings out a weapon for its work ; And I have created the destroyer to ruin.
"39Noweapon that is formedagainst you will prosper ; And 40everytongue that laccuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their 41vindication is from Me," declares the LORD.