The 1wilderness and the desert will be glad, And the a2Arabah will rejoice and blossom ; Like the crocus2
It will 3blossomprofusely And 4rejoice with rejoicing and shout of joy. The 5glory of Lebanon will be given to it, The majesty of 6Carmel and Sharon. They will see the 7glory of the LORD, The majesty of our God.
38Encourage the bexhausted, and strengthen the cfeeble .
4Say to those with 9anxiousheart, "Takecourage, fear not. Behold, your God will come with 10vengeance ; The 11recompense of God will come, But He will 12save you."
5Then the 13eyes of the blind will be opened And the ears of the deaf will be unstopped.
6Then the 14lame will leap like a deer, And the 15tongue of the mute will shout for joy. For waters will breakforth in the 16wilderness And streams in the dArabah.