Sing, O barren, she hath not borne! Break forth with
singing, and cry aloud, She hath not brought forth! For more are the sons
of the desolate, Than the sons of the married one, said Jehovah.
Enlarge the place of thy tent, And the curtains of thy
tabernacles they stretch out, Restrain not -- lengthen thy cords, And thy pins
For right and left thou breakest forth, And thy seed doth
And desolate cities they cause to be inhabited. Fear not,
for thou art not ashamed, Nor blush, for thou art not confounded, For the shame
of thy youth thou forgettest, And the reproach of thy widowhood Thou dost not
remember any more.
For thy Maker is thy husband, Jehovah of Hosts is
His name, And thy Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel, 'God of all the
earth,' He is called.
For, as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, Called thee
hath Jehovah, Even a youthful wife when she is refused, said thy God.
In a small moment I have forsaken thee, And in great mercies
I do gather thee,
In overflowing wrath I hid my face for a moment from
thee, And in kindness age-during I have loved thee, Said thy Redeemer --
For, the waters of Noah is this to Me, In that I have
sworn -- the waters of Noah Do not pass again over the earth -- So I have
sworn, Wrath is not upon thee, Nor rebuke against thee.
For the mountains depart, and the hills remove, And My
kindness from thee departeth not, And the covenant of My peace removeth not,
Said hath thy loving one -- Jehovah.
O afflicted, storm-tossed, not comforted, Lo, I am laying
with cement thy stones, And have founded thee with sapphires,
And have made of agate thy pinnacles, And thy gates of
carbuncle stones, And all thy border of stones of delight,
And all thy sons are taught of Jehovah, And abundant is
the peace of thy sons.
In righteousness thou establishest thyself, Be far from
oppression, for thou fearest not, And from ruin, for it cometh not near unto
Lo, he doth diligently assemble without My desire, Who hath
assembled near thee? By thee he falleth!
Lo, I -- I have prepared an artizan, Blowing on a fire of
coals, And bringing out an instrument for his work, And I have prepared a
destroyer to destroy.
No weapon formed against thee prospereth, And every tongue
rising against thee, In judgment thou condemnest. This is the
inheritance of the servants of Jehovah, And their righteousness from me, an
affirmation of Jehovah!