1 Rejoice, O barren, thou [that] didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud with joy, thou [that] didst not travail with child: for more [shall be] the sons of the desolate than the sons of the married wife, said the LORD.
2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes;
3 for thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left, and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.
4 Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.
5 For thy Maker [shall be] thine husband; the LORD of the hosts [is] his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.
6 For as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit has the LORD called thee, and [as] a young woman who is put away, said thy God.
7 For a small moment I have forsaken thee; but with great mercies I will gather thee.
8 In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with eternal mercy I will have compassion on thee, said the LORD thy Redeemer.
9 For this [is as] the waters of Noah unto me: for [as] I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so I have sworn that I would not be wroth [again] with thee, nor reprehend thee.
10 For the mountains shall be removed, and the hills shall tremble; but my mercy shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be changed, said the LORD that has mercy on thee.
11 O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, [and] not comforted, behold, I will cement thy stones upon carbuncle and lay thy foundations upon sapphires.
12 And I will make thy windows of precious stones, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of stones of great price.
13 And all thy sons [shall be] taught of the LORD; and the peace of thy sons shall be multiplied.
14 With righteousness shalt thou be adorned: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear [it]; and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.
15 If anyone should conspire against thee, it [shall be] without me, [but] not by me: whosoever would conspire against thee shall fall before thee.
16 Behold, I have created the smith that blows the coals in the fire, and that brings forth the instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.
17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue [that] shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This [is] the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their justice from me, said the LORD.: