1 Rejoice, O unfruitful one [that] never bore; break out a song and shout, [you] who never travailed. For more [are] the sons of the desolate than the sons of the married woman, says the LORD.
2 Make the place of your tent larger, and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings. Do not spare, lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes;
3 for you shall break out [on] the right hand and on the left. And your seed shall inherit the nations, and people will inhabit ruined cities.
4 Do not fear; for you shall not be ashamed, nor shall you blush; for you shall not be put to shame; for you shall forget the shame of your youth, and shall not remember the reproach of your widowhood any more.
5 For your Maker [is] your husband; Jehovah of hosts is His name; and your Redeemer [is] the Holy One of Israel; the God of the whole earth shall He be called.
6 For the LORD has called you as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when you were rejected, says your God.
7 For a little moment I have left you; but with great mercies I will gather you.
8 In a little wrath I hid My face from you [for] a moment; but with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you, says the LORD your Redeemer.
9 For this [is as] the waters of Noah to Me; [for as] I swore that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth, so I have sworn from being angry with you and from rebuking you.
10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but My kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall the covenant of My peace be removed, says the LORD who has mercy on you.
11 Afflicted one, storm-tossed [and] not comforted, behold, I will lay your stones among antimony, and lay your foundations with sapphires.
12 And I will make your battlements of ruby, and your gates of carbuncles, and all your borders of pleasant stones.
13 And all your sons [shall be] taught of the LORD; and great [shall be] the peace of your sons.
14 In righteousness you shall be established; you shall be far from oppression; for you shall not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near you.
15 Behold, they shall surely gather together, not by Me; whoever shall gather against you, he shall fall by you.
16 Behold, I have created the smith who blows the coals in the fire, and who brings out a tool for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.
17 No weapon that is formed against you shall be blessed; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment, you shall condemn. This [is] the inheritance of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness [is] from Me, says the LORD.