Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 unto Abraham your father and unto Sarah that bare you: how I called him only, and blessed him and multiplied him. 3 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. 4 Hearken unto me, my people; and turn your ears to me, my folk. There shall a law go out from me, and my judgment will I establish to be a light unto nations.


Cross References

Isaiah 52:9

Be glad, O thou desolate Jerusalem, and rejoice together: for the LORD will comfort his people; he will deliver Jerusalem.

Genesis 13:10

Then Lot lift up his eyes, and beheld all the country about Jordan: that it was a plenteous country of water. For, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, it was round about Zoar, even as the pleasant garden of the LORD, and as the land of Egypt.

Joel 2:3

Before him shall be a consuming fire, and behind him a burning flame. The land shall be as a garden of pleasure before him, but behind him shall it be a very waste wilderness, and there is no man, that shall escape him.

Isaiah 49:13

Rejoice ye heavens, and sing praises thou earth: Talk of joy ye hills, for God will comfort his people, and have mercy upon his, that be in trouble.

Genesis 2:8-9

The LORD God also planted a garden in Eden from the beginning, and there he set man whom he had formed.

Psalm 85:8

I will hearken what the LORD God will say concerning me; for he shall speak peace unto his people, and to his saints, that they turn not themselves unto foolishness.

Psalm 102:13-14

Arise, therefore, and have mercy upon Zion, for it is time to have mercy upon her; yea, the time is come.

Isaiah 12:1

So that then thou shalt say, "I will praise thee O LORD, that though thou were angry with me, yet thine anger is turned, and thou hast comforted me.

Isaiah 25:9

In that day shall it be said, "Lo, this is our God: we have waited for him, and he shall save us. This is the LORD in whom we have hoped: Let us rejoice, and delight in his salvation.

Isaiah 35:1-2

But the desert and wilderness shall rejoice, the waste ground shall be glad, and flourish as the lily.

Isaiah 35:7-10

The dry ground shall turn to rivers, and the thirsty to springs of water. Whereas dragons dwelt afore, there shall grow sweet flowers and green rushes.

Isaiah 40:1-2

Comfort my people, O ye prophets; comfort my people, sayeth your God.

Isaiah 41:18-19

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.

Isaiah 44:26

But I set up the purpose of my servants, and fulfill the counsel of my messengers. I say unto Jerusalem, "Turn again," and to the cities of Judah, "Be ye builded again," and I repair their decayed places.

Isaiah 49:8

And thus sayeth the LORD: In the time appointed will I be present with thee. And in the hour of health will I help thee, and deliver thee. I will make thee a pledge for the people, so that thou shalt help up the earth again, and challenge again the scattered heritages:

Isaiah 51:12

Yea I, I am even he, that in all things giveth you consolation. What art thou then, that fearest a mortal man; the child of man, which goeth away as doeth the flour,

Isaiah 54:6-8

For the LORD shall call thee, being as a desolate sorrowful woman, and as a young wife that hath broken her wedlock, sayeth thy God.

Isaiah 61:1-4

The spirit of the LORD God is with me, for the LORD hath anointed me, and sent me to preach good tidings unto the poor: that I might bind up the wounded hearts, that I might preach deliverance to the captive, and open the prison to them that are bound;

Isaiah 66:10-14

Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that love her. Be joyful with her, all ye that mourned for her.

Jeremiah 31:12-14

And they shall come, and rejoice upon the hill of Zion, and shall have plenteousness of goods, which the LORD shall give them: Namely, wheat, wine, oil, young sheep and calves. And their conscience shall be as a well-watered garden, for they shall no more be hungry.

Jeremiah 31:25

For I shall feed the hungry soul, and refresh all faint hearts."

Jeremiah 33:11-13

Shall the voice of gladness be heard again; the voice of the Bridegroom and of the bride; the voice of them that shall sing, 'Praise the LORD of Hosts, for he is loving and his mercy endureth forever,' and the voice of them that shall offer up gifts in the house of the LORD. For I will restore the captivity of this land, as it was afore, sayeth the LORD.

Ezekiel 31:8-10

no Cedar tree might hide him. In the pleasant garden of God, there was no fir tree like his branches, the plain trees were not like the boughs of him. All the trees in the garden of God might not be compared unto him in his beauty:

Zephaniah 3:14-20

Give thanks, O daughter Zion! Be joyful, O Israel! Rejoice and be glad from thy whole heart, O daughter Jerusalem!

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Blessed be God the father of our Lord Jesus the Christ, father of mercy, and the God of all comfort,

1 Peter 1:8

whom ye have not seen and yet love him, in whom even now, though ye see him not, yet ye believe, and rejoice with joy unspeakable and glorious:

Revelation 19:1-7

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,

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