break forth into singing and cry out aloud,
you who did not travail with child;
for more are the children of the desolate
than the children of the married wife,”
and let them stretch forth the curtains of your habitations;
do not hold back;
lengthen your cords
and strengthen your stakes.
and your seed will possess the nations,
and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.
neither be confounded, for you will not be disappointed;
for you will forget the shame of your youth,
and the reproach of your widowhood
you will remember no more.
Yahweh of Armies is his name,
and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer;
the God of the whole earth will he be called.
as a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit,
even a wife of youth when she is cast off,”
says your God.
but with great mercies I will gather you.
I hid my face from you for a moment,
but with everlasting loving kindness
I will have mercy on you,”
says Yahweh your Redeemer.
for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah
will no more go over the earth,
so have I sworn that I will not be angry with you,
nor rebuke you.
and the hills may be removed,
but my covenant faithfulness will not depart from you,
nor will my covenant of peace be removed,”
says Yahweh who has mercy on you.
tossed with storms and not comforted,
behold, I will set your stones in beautiful colors
and lay your foundations with sapphires.
and your gates of sparkling jewels,
and all your walls of precious stones.
and great will be the peace of your children.
you will be far from oppression,
for you will not be afraid,
and from terror,
for it will not come near you.
but not by me;
whoever will gather together against you
will fall because of you.
who blows the fire of coals
and brings forth a weapon for its purpose,
and I have created the destroyer to ruin.
and you will condemn every tongue
that rises against you in judgment.
This is the heritage of the servants of Yahweh,
and their righteousness that is of me,”