But the desert and wilderness shall rejoice, the waste ground shall be glad, and flourish as the lily.
For the LORD hath compassion on Zion and hath compassion on all that is decayed therein, and will make her wilderness as paradise, and her desert as the garden of the LORD. Joy and gladness shall be found therein, with thanksgiving and the voice of praise.
And so shall ye go forth with joy, and be lead with peace. The mountains and hills shall sing with you for joy, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
O let the mount Zion rejoice, and the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.
Zion heareth of it and rejoiceth; yea, and the daughters of Judah are glad because of thy judgments, O LORD.
After that time shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and mighty, and the fruit of the earth shall be fair and pleasant for those Israelites that shall spring thereof.
It will come to this point, that Jacob shall be rooted again, and Israel shall be green, and bear flowers, and they shall fill the whole world with their fruit.
The strong cities shall be desolate, and the fair cities shall be left like a wilderness. The cattle shall feed and lie there, and the sheep shall eat it up.
See ye not that it is hard at hand, that Lebanon shall be turned into a low field, and that the low field shall be as the wood?
Unto the time that the spirit be poured upon us from above. Then shall the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the plenteous field shall be reckoned for a wood.
A voice crieth in the wilderness, "Prepare the way for the LORD, make straight the path for our God in the desert.
I bring forth floods in the hills, and wells in the plain fields. I turn the wilderness to rivers, and the dry land to conduits of water.
Be glad, O thou desolate Jerusalem, and rejoice together: for the LORD will comfort his people; he will deliver Jerusalem.
And therefore I am joyful in the LORD, and my soul rejoiceth in my God. For he shall put upon me the garment of salvation, and cover me with the mantle of righteousness. He shall deck me like a bridegroom, and as a bride that hath her apparel upon her.
Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that love her. Be joyful with her, all ye that mourned for her.
Then shall it be said, 'This wasteland is become like a garden of pleasure, and the void, desolate and broken down cities are now strong, and fenced again.'
I will be as dew to Israel, and he shall flourish as a lily, and stretch out his roots as Lebanon.
And after that, I heard the voice of much people in heaven saying, "Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and honour, and power be ascribed to the Lord our God,