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1 “aShout for joy, O barren one, you who have borne no child;
Break forth into joyful shouting and cry aloud, you who have not travailed;
Than the sons of the married woman,” says the Lord.
2 “aEnlarge the place of your tent;
1Stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, spare not;
Lengthen your bcords
And strengthen your bpegs.
3 “For you will aspread abroad to the right and to the left.
And will cresettle the desolate cities.
4 “Fear not, for you will anot be put to shame;
And do not feel humiliated, for you will not be disgraced;
But you will forget the bshame of your youth,
And the creproach of your widowhood you will remember no more.
5 “For your ahusband is your Maker,
Whose name is the Lord of hosts;
And your bRedeemer is the Holy One of Israel,
Who is called the cGod of all the earth.
Like a wife aforsaken and grieved in spirit,
Even like a wife of one’s youth when she is rejected,”
Says your God.
But with great compassion I will bgather you.
I hid My face from you for a moment,
Says the Lord your dRedeemer.
9 “For 1this is like the days of Noah to Me,
When I swore that the waters of Noah
So I have sworn that I will bnot be angry with you
Nor will I rebuke you.
10 “For the amountains may be removed and the hills may shake,
But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you,
And My bcovenant of peace will not be shaken,”
Says cthe Lord who has compassion on you.
Behold, I will set your stones in antimony,
12 “Moreover, I will make your battlements of 1rubies,
And your gates of 2crystal,
And your entire 3wall of precious stones.
And the well-being of your sons will be bgreat.
14 “In arighteousness you will be established;
And from dterror, for it will not come near you.
aWhoever assails you will fall because of you.
And brings out a weapon for its work;
And I have created the destroyer to ruin.
17 “aNo weapon that is formed against you will prosper;
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
And their cvindication is from Me,” declares the Lord.
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