"I will makeall1My mountains a road, And My 2highways will be raised up.
12"Behold, these will come3from afar; And lo, these will come from the 4north and from the west, And these from the land of Sinim."
135Shout for joy, O heavens! And rejoice, O earth! Breakforth into joyfulshouting, O mountains! For the 6LORD has comforted His people And will 7havecompassion on His afflicted.
But Zionsaid, "The LORD has forsaken me, And the Lord has forgotten me."
"Can a womanforget her nursingchild And havenocompassion on the son of her womb? Eventhese may forget, but 8I will not forget you.
16"Behold, I have 9inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your 10walls are continuallybefore Me.
"Your abuildershurry; Your 11destroyers and devastators Will depart from you.
"12Lift up your eyes and lookaround; 13All of them gather together, 14they come to you. 15As I live," declares the LORD, "You will surely16put on all of them as bjewels and bind them on as a bride.
"For 17your waste and desolate places and your destroyedland - Surelynow you will be 18toocramped for the inhabitants, And those who 19swallowed you will be far away.
"The 20children of cwhom you were bereaved will yetsay in your ears, 'The place is too cramped for me; Makeroom for me that I may live here.'
"Then you will 21say in your heart, 'Who has begottenthese for me, Since I have beenbereaved of my children And am 22barren, an 23exile and a wanderer? And who has rearedthese? Behold, I was 24leftalone; d25From where did these come?' "