54 “Rejoice, childless one, who did not give birth;
burst into song and shout,
you who have not been in labor!n
For the children of the desolate one will be more
than the children of the married woman,”o
says the Lord.
and let your tent curtains be stretched out;p
do not hold back;
lengthen your ropes,
and drive your pegs deep.
3 For you will spread out to the right and to the left,q
and your descendants will dispossess nations
and inhabit the desolate cities.
4 “Do not be afraid, for you will not be put to shame;r
don’t be humiliated, for you will not be disgraced.
For you will forget the shame of your youth,
and you will no longer remember
the disgrace of your widowhood.s
5 Indeed, your husband is your Makert—
his name is the Lord of Armies—
he is called the God of the whole earth.
like a wife deserted and wounded in spirit,w
a wife of one’s youthx when she is rejected,”
says your God.
7 “I deserted you for a brief moment,y
but I will take you back with abundant compassion.
I hid my facez from you for a moment,
but I will have compassion on you
with everlasting love,”aa
says the Lord your Redeemer.
9 “For this is like the daysF of Noah to me:
when I swore that the water of Noah
would never flood the earth again,ab
so I have sworn that I will not be angry with you
or rebuke you.ac
and the hills shake,
my love will not be removed from you
and my covenant of peacead will not be shaken,”
says your compassionate Lord.
I will set your stones in black mortar,G
and lay your foundations in lapis lazuli.ae
12 I will make your fortifications* out of rubies,
your gates out of sparkling stones,
13 Then all your children will be taught by the Lord,a
their prosperity will be great,
on a foundation of righteousness.
You will be far from oppression,
you will certainly not be afraid;
you will be far from terror,
it will certainly not come near you.
it is not from me;
whoever attacks you
will fall before you.
who blows on the charcoal fire
and produces a weapon suitable for its task;
and I have created the destroyer to cause havoc.
and you will refute any accusationA
raised against you in court.
This is the heritage of the Lord’s servants,b
and their vindication is from me.”c
This is the Lord’s declaration.
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