54 1Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into
singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are
the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith
2Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the
curtains of thy habitations; spare not: lengthen thy cords, and strengthen
3For thou shalt spread aboard on the right hand and on the
left; and thy seed shall possess the nations, and make the desolate cities to
4Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou
confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the
shame of thy youth; and the reproach of thy widowhood shalt thou remember no
5For thy Maker is thy husband; Jehovah of hosts is his name: and
the Holy One of Israel is thy Redeemer; the God of the whole earth shall he
6For Jehovah hath called thee as a wife forsaken and grieved
in spirit, even a wife of youth, when she is cast off, saith thy God.
7For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I
8In overflowing wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment;
but with everlasting lovingkindness will I have mercy on thee, saith Jehovah
9For this is as the waters of Noah unto me; for as
I have sworn that the waters of Noah shall no more go over the earth, so have
I sworn that I will not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee.
mountains may depart, and the hills be removed; but my lovingkindness shall
not depart from thee, neither shall my covenant of peace be removed, saith
Jehovah that hath mercy on thee.
11O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest,
and not comforted, behold, I will set thy stones in fair colors, and lay thy
foundations with sapphires.
12And I will make thy pinnacles of rubies,
and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy border of precious stones.
all thy children shall be taught of Jehovah; and great shall be the peace of
14In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be
far from oppression, for thou shalt not fear; and from terror, for it shall
not come near thee.
15Behold, they may gather together, but not by me:
whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall because of thee.
16Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the fire of coals, and
bringeth forth a weapon for his work; and I have created the waster to
17No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every
tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is
the heritage of the servants of Jehovah, and their righteousness which is of
me, saith Jehovah.