1 The wilderness and the dry land will be glad; and the desert will rejoice, and blossom as the rose.

2 It will blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing; the glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon: they will see the glory of Yahweh, the excellency of our God.

3 Strengthen{+} the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.

4 Say to those who are of a fearful heart, Be strong, don't be afraid: look, your{+} God will come [with] vengeance, [with] the recompense of God; he will come and save you{+}.

5 Then the eyes of the blind will be opened, and the ears of the deaf will be unstopped.

6 Then will the lame man leap as a hart, and the tongue of the mute will sing; for in the wilderness will waters break out, and streams in the desert.

7 And the glowing sand will become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water: in the habitation of the jackals' resting place, will be grass with reeds and rushes.

8 And a highway will be there, and a way, and it will be called The Way of Holiness; the unclean will not pass over it; but it will be for [the redeemed]: the wayfaring men, yes fools, will not err [in it].

9 No lion will be there, nor will any ravenous beast go up on it; they will not be found there; but the redeemed will walk [there]:

10 and the ransomed of Yahweh will return, and come with singing to Zion; and everlasting joy will be on their heads: they will obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.