Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

For LORD has comforted Zion. He has comforted all her waste places, and has made her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of LORD. Joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.

New American Standard Bible

Indeed, the Lord will comfort Zion;
He will comfort all her waste places.
And her wilderness He will make like Eden,
And her desert like the garden of the Lord;
Joy and gladness will be found in her,
Thanksgiving and sound of a melody.

King James Version

For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.

Holman Bible

For the Lord will comfort Zion;
He will comfort all her waste places,
and He will make her wilderness like Eden,
and her desert like the garden of the Lord.
Joy and gladness will be found in her,
thanksgiving and melodious song.

International Standard Version

For the LORD will have compassion on Zion, have compassion on all her ruins. He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her deserts like the garden of the LORD. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving, and the sound of singing. Sorrow and sighing will flee away.

American Standard Version

For Jehovah hath comforted Zion; he hath comforted all her waste places, and hath made her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of Jehovah; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.

Amplified


For the Lord will comfort Zion [in her captivity];
He will comfort all her ruins.
And He will make her wilderness like Eden,
And her desert like the garden of the Lord;
Joy and gladness will be found in her,
Thanksgiving and the voice of a melody.

Bible in Basic English

For the Lord has given comfort to Zion: he has made glad all her broken walls; making her waste places like Eden, and changing her dry land into the garden of the Lord; joy and delight will be there, praise and the sound of melody.

Darby Translation

For Jehovah shall comfort Zion, he shall comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of Jehovah: gladness and joy shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of song.

Julia Smith Translation

For Jehovah comforted Zion: he comforted all her wastes, and he will set her desert as Eden, and her sterile region as the garden of Jehovah; joy and gladness shall be found in her confession, and the voice of song.

King James 2000

For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found in it, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For Yahweh will comfort Zion; he will comfort all its sites of ruins. And he will {make} its wilderness like Eden, and its desert like the garden of Yahweh. Joy and gladness will be found in it, thanksgiving and [the] {sound} of song.

Modern King James verseion

For Jehovah shall comfort Zion; He will comfort all her waste places; and He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of Jehovah. Joy and gladness shall be found in it, thanksgiving and the voice of melody.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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.

NET Bible

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.

New Heart English Bible

For the LORD has comforted Zion; he has comforted all her waste places, and has made her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.

The Emphasized Bible

For Yahweh hath comforted Zion, He hath comforted all her waste places, And hath made her wilderness like Eden, And her waste plain like the garden of Yahweh, - Joy and gladness, shall be found in her, Thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.

Webster

For the LORD will comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.

World English Bible

For Yahweh has comforted Zion; he has comforted all her waste places, and has made her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of Yahweh; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.

Youngs Literal Translation

For Jehovah hath comforted Zion, He hath comforted all her wastes, And He setteth her wilderness as Eden, And her desert as a garden of Jehovah, Joy, yea, gladness is found in her, Confession, and the voice of song.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For the Lord

Usage: 0

נחם 
Nacham 
Usage: 108

ציּון 
Tsiyown 
Usage: 154

he will comfort
נחם 
Nacham 
Usage: 108

and he will make
שׂים שׂוּם 
Suwm 
Usage: 580

מדבּר 
Midbar 
Usage: 271

עדן 
`Eden 
Usage: 16

and her desert
ערבה 
`arabah 
Usage: 61

like the garden
גּן 
Gan 
Usage: 43

of the Lord

Usage: 0

joy
שׂשׂן שׂשׂון 
Sasown 
Usage: 23

and gladness
שׂמחה 
Simchah 
Usage: 93

מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

and the voice
קל קול 
Qowl 
Usage: 506

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Yahweh Comforts Zion

2 Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah who bore you. For when he was but one I called him, and I blessed him, and made him many. 3 For LORD has comforted Zion. He has comforted all her waste places, and has made her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of LORD. Joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody. 4 Attend to me, O my people, and give ear to me, O my nation. For a law shall go forth from me, and I will establish my justice for a light of the peoples.


Cross References

Isaiah 52:9

Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem, for LORD has comforted his people. He has redeemed Jerusalem.

Genesis 13:10

And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the Plain of the Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere (before LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah) like the garden of LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou go to Zoar.

Joel 2:3

A fire devours before them, and behind them a flame burns. The land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness. Yea, and none has escaped them.

Isaiah 49:13

Sing, O heavens, and be joyful, O earth, and break forth into singing, O mountains. For LORD has comforted his people, and will have compassion upon his afflicted.

Genesis 2:8-9

And LORD God planted a garden eastward, in Eden, and there he put the man whom he had formed.

Psalm 85:8

I will hear what God, LORD, will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, and to his sanctified. But let them not turn again to folly.

Psalm 102:13-14

Thou will arise, and have mercy upon Zion, for it is time to have pity upon her, yea, the set time has come.

Isaiah 12:1

And in that day thou shall say, I will give thanks to thee, O LORD, for though thou were angry with me. Thine anger is turned away and thou comfort me.

Isaiah 25:9

And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God. We have waited for him, and he will save us. This is LORD. We have waited for him. We will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

Isaiah 35:1-2

The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad. And the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.

Isaiah 35:7-10

And the glowing sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water. In the habitation of jackals, where they lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.

Isaiah 40:1-2

Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, says your God.

Isaiah 41:18-19

I will open rivers on the bare heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys. I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.

Isaiah 44:26

who confirms the word of his servant, and performs the counsel of his messengers, who says of Jerusalem, She shall be inhabited, and of the cities of Judah, They shall be built, and I will raise up the waste places of it,

Isaiah 49:8

Thus says LORD, In an acceptable time I have heard thee, and in a day of salvation I have helped thee. And I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to raise up the land, to make them inherit the desolate he

Isaiah 51:12

I, even I, am he who comforts you. Who are thou, that thou are afraid of man who shall die, and of the son of man who shall be made as grass,

Isaiah 54:6-8

For LORD has called thee as a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit. Even a wife of youth when she is cast off, says thy God.

Isaiah 61:1-4

The Spirit of lord LORD is upon me, because LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, {and recovering of sight to the blind (LXX/NT)}, and

Isaiah 66:10-14

Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad for her, all ye who love her. Rejoice for joy with her, all ye who mourn over her,

Jeremiah 31:12-14

And they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow to the goodness of LORD, to the grain, and to the new wine, and to the oil, and to the young of the flock and of the herd. And their soul shall be as a watered gard

Jeremiah 31:25

For I have satiated the weary soul, and every sorrowful soul I have replenished.

Jeremiah 33:11-13

the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voice of those who say, Give thanks to LORD of hosts, for LORD is good, for his loving kindness [is] forever, [and of those] wh

Ezekiel 31:8-10

The cedars in the garden of God could not dim it. The fir trees were not like its boughs, and the plane trees were not as its branches, nor was any tree in the garden of God like it in its beauty.

Zephaniah 3:14-20

Sing, O daughter of Zion. Shout, O Israel. Be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all encouragement,

1 Peter 1:8

Whom, not having seen, ye love, in whom, not now seeing but believing, ye exult in inexpressible and glorified joy,

Revelation 19:1-7

And after these things I heard as a great sound of a large multitude in heaven, saying, Praise Lord, the salvation, and the power, and the glory of our God!

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