“In a time of favor I have answered you,
in a day of salvation I have helped you;
I have kept you and given you
as a covenant to the people,
to establish the land,
to apportion the desolate heritages;
to those who are in darkness, ‘Appear.’
They shall feed along the ways,
on all bare heights shall be their pasture;
neither scorching wind nor sun shall smite them,
for he who has pity on them will lead them,
and by springs of water will guide them.
and my highways shall be raised up.
and lo, these from the north and from the west,
and these from the land of Syene.”*
break forth, O mountains, into singing!
For the Lord has comforted his people,
and will have compassion on his afflicted.
my Lord has forgotten me.”
that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb?
Even these may forget,
yet I will not forget you.