35 The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad,
the desert shall rejoice and blossom;
and rejoice with joy and singing.
The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it,
the majesty of Carmel and Sharon.
They shall see the glory of the Lord,
the majesty of our God.
and make firm the feeble knees.
“Be strong, do not fear!
Here is your God.
He will come with vengeance,
with terrible recompense.
He will come and save you.”
and the ears of the deaf unstopped;
and the tongue of the speechless sing for joy.
For waters shall break forth in the wilderness,
and streams in the desert;
and the thirsty ground springs of water;
the haunt of jackals shall become a swamp,a
the grass shall become reeds and rushes.
and it shall be called the Holy Way;
the unclean shall not travel on it,b
but it shall be for God’s people;c
no traveler, not even fools, shall go astray.
nor shall any ravenous beast come up on it;
they shall not be found there,
but the redeemed shall walk there.
and come to Zion with singing;
everlasting joy shall be upon their heads;
they shall obtain joy and gladness,
and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
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