1 The wilderness and the asolitary place shall be bglad for cthem; and the ddesert shall rejoice, and eblossom as the rose.
2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of aLebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the bglory of the Lord, and the excellency of our God.
3 ¶ Strengthen ye the aweak hands, and confirm the bfeeble knees.
4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with avengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.
5 Then the aeyes of the bblind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
6 Then shall the lame man leap as an ahart, and the tongue of the dumb bsing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.
7 And the aparched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the bhabitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.
8 And an ahighway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of bholiness; the cunclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.
9 No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the aredeemed shall walk there:
10 And the ransomed of the Lord shall areturn, and come to bZion with csongs and everlasting djoy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and esorrow and sighing shall flee away.