1 Rejoice, O barren one, you who have not borne; break forth into screams of delight,
you who have not writhed in pangs. For more are the children of the desolate than the
children of the one who is married, says Jehovah.
2 Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings.
Do not spare, lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes;
3 for you shall burst forth on the right hand and on the left. And your seed shall inherit
the nations, and make the desolate cities inhabited.
4 Do not fear, for you shall not be ashamed; nor be humiliated, for you shall not be put
to shame. For you shall forget the shame of your youth, and shall not remember the
reproach of your widowhood any more.
5 For your Maker is your husband; Jehovah of Hosts is His name; and your Redeemer is
the Holy One of Israel. He shall be called, GOD OF THE WHOLE EARTH.
6 For Jehovah has called you as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, like a wife of
youth, when you were rejected, says your God.
7 For a brief moment I have left you; but with great mercies I will gather you.
8 In overflowing wrath I hid My face from you for a moment; but with everlasting
kindness I will have mercy upon you, says Jehovah your Redeemer.
9 For this is like the waters of Noah to Me; for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah
should never again overflow the earth, so I have sworn to not be angry with you, nor
10 For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, but My kindness shall not
depart from you, nor shall My covenant of peace be removed, says Jehovah, who has
mercy on you.
11 O you afflicted one, storm-tossed and not comforted, behold, I will lay your stones
with colorful gems, and lay your foundations with sapphires.
12 And I will make your pinnacles of ruby, and your gates of sparkling stones, and all
your borders of delightful stones.
13 And all your children shall be taught of Jehovah, and great shall be the peace of your
14 In righteousness you shall be established; you shall be far from oppression; for you
shall not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near you.
15 Indeed, they shall surely gather together, but not by Me; whoever shall gather against
you, by you he shall fall.
16 Behold, I have created the smith who blows the coals in the fire, and who brings out a
tool for his work; and I have created the one who ruins to destroy.
17 No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise
against you in judgment, you shall condemn. This is the inheritance of the servants of
Jehovah, and their righteousness is from Me, says Jehovah.