"Listen to me, all who hope for deliverance -- all who seek the LORD! Consider the quarry from which you were mined, the rock from which you were cut!
Yes, think about your ancestors Abraham and Sarah, from whom you came. Abraham was alone when I called him. But when I blessed him, he became a great nation."
The LORD will comfort Israel a again and make her deserts blossom. Her barren wilderness will become as beautiful as Eden -- the garden of the LORD. Joy and gladness will be found there. Lovely songs of thanksgiving will fill the air.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)