1 The desert and the dryness shall be glad for them; and the sterile region shall rejoice and blossom as the meadow flower. 2 Blossoming, it shall blossom and rejoice, also with joy and shouting: the glory of Lebanon was given to it, the majesty of Carmel and Sharon they shall see the glory of Jehovah, the majesty of our God. 3 Strengthen the relaxed hands and make firm the feeble knees. 4 Say to those hasty of heart, Be strong ye shall not fear; behold, your God will come with vengeance, the recompense of God; he will come and save you. 5 Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be opened. 6 Then shall the lame one leap as the stag, and the tongue of the dumb shall give forth the voice: for waters brake forth in the desert, and torrents in the sterile region. 7 And the dry was for a pool, and the thirsty land for fountains of water: in the dwelling of jackals its lying down, an enclosure for the reed and the bulrush 8 And a highway was there, and a way, and it shall be called to it, A way of holiness; the unclean one shall not pass through it; and it is for them; he going the way, and the foolish shall not err. 9 The lion shall not be there, and the rapacious beast shall not go up upon it, it shall not be found there; and the redeemed went 10 And the ransomed of Jehovah shall turn back and come to Zion with a shout of joy and eternal joy upon their heads: and they shall attain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.