35 Wilderness and dry land shall be glad,a
and desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus.
and it shall rejoice indeed with rejoicing and exulting.
The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it,
the majesty of Carmel and Sharon.
⌊They are the ones who⌋b shall see the glory of Yahweh,
the majesty of our God.
and make the staggering knees firm.
“Be strong; you must not fear!
Look! your God will come with vengeance,
with ⌊divine retribution⌋.c
He ⌊is the one who⌋d will come and save you.”
and the ears of the deaf shall be opened.
and the tongue of the dumb shall sing for joy,
for waters shall break forth in the wilderness
and streams in the desert.
and the thirsty ground springs of water.
Her resting place is in a settlement of jackals;
and it shall be called the way of holiness.
The unclean shall not travel through it,
butg it is for them, he who walks on the way;
and fools shall not wander about.
and no ferocious wild beast shall go up it.
It shall not be found there,
buth the redeemed shall walk there.
and they shall come to Zion with rejoicing.
And everlasting joy shall be on their head;
joy and gladness shall overtake them,
and sorrow and sighing shall flee.
The Hebrew has an extra “them,” probably from an accidental of the first letter of the next word
Literally “the retribution of gods”