54 aSing, O barren, thou that didst not bear;
bBreak forth into singing, and ccry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child:
For dmore are the children of ethe desolate than the children of ethe married wife, saith the Lord.
2 fEnlarge the place of gthy tent,
And let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations:
hSpare not, lengthen hhthy cords, and strengthen githy stakes;
3 For thou shalt break forth jon the right hand and on the left;
And kthy seed shall inherit the Gentiles,
And make the desolate cities to be inhabited.
4 Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed:
lNeither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame:
For thou shalt forget the shame mof thy youth,
And shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.
5 For nthy Maker is othine husband;
pThe Lord of hosts is his name;
And qthy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel;
rThe God of the whole earth shall he be called.
6 For the Lord hath called thee sas a woman ssforsaken and grieved in spirit,
And ta wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.
7 uFor a small moment have I forsaken thee;
But vwith great mercies will I gather thee.
8 In a little wrath wI hid my face from thee ufor a moment;
But xwith everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee,
Saith the Lord qthy Redeemer.
9 For this is as the waters of Noah unto me:
For yas I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth;
zSo have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee.
10 zFor athe mountains shall depart,
But my kindness shall not depart from thee,
Neither shall cthe covenant of my peace be removed,
Saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.
11 dO thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted,
Behold, I will lay thy stones ewith fair colours,
And flay thy foundations with sapphires.
12 And I will make thy windows of gagates,
And thy gates of carbuncles,
And all thy borders of hpleasant stones.
13 iAnd all kthy children shall be ltaught of the Lord;
And mgreat shall be the peace of thy children.
14 In 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.
15 Behold, they shall surely ngather together, obut not by me:
Whosoever shall ngather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.
16 Behold, I have created the smith
That bloweth pthe coals in the fire,
And that bringeth forth an instrument for his work;
And I have created the waster qto destroy.
17 rNo weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper;
And severy tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
And ttheir righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.
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