Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
In just a very short time Lebanon will turn into an orchard, and the orchard will be considered a forest.
This desolation will continue until new life is poured out on us from heaven. Then the desert will become an orchard and the orchard will be considered a forest.
A voice cries out, "In the wilderness clear a way for the Lord; construct in the desert a road for our God.
Certainly the Lord will console Zion; he will console all her ruins. He will make her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the Garden of the Lord. Happiness and joy will be restored to her, thanksgiving and the sound of music.
In unison give a joyful shout, O ruins of Jerusalem! For the Lord consoles his people; he protects Jerusalem.
They will say, "This desolate land has become like the garden of Eden; the ruined, desolate, and destroyed cities are now fortified and inhabited."
Mount Zion rejoices; the towns of Judah are happy, because of your acts of judgment.
Zion hears and rejoices, the towns of Judah are happy, because of your judgments, O Lord.
After these things I heard what sounded like the loud voice of a vast throng in heaven, saying, "Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,
At that time the crops given by the Lord will bring admiration and honor; the produce of the land will be a source of pride and delight to those who remain in Israel.
The time is coming when Jacob will take root; Israel will blossom and grow branches. The produce will fill the surface of the world.
Indeed you will go out with joy; you will be led along in peace; the mountains and hills will give a joyful shout before you, and all the trees in the field will clap their hands.
I will greatly rejoice in the Lord; I will be overjoyed because of my God. For he clothes me in garments of deliverance; he puts on me a robe symbolizing vindication. I look like a bridegroom when he wears a turban as a priest would; I look like a bride when she puts on her jewelry.
Be happy for Jerusalem and rejoice with her, all you who love her! Share in her great joy, all you who have mourned over her!
I will be like the dew to Israel; he will blossom like a lily, he will send down his roots like a cedar of Lebanon.
So there was great joy in that city.