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; For the sons of the bdesolate one will be cmore numerous Than the sons of the married woman," says the Lord. 2 "aEnlarge the place of your tent; Stretch 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 your descendants will bpossess nations 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. 6 "For the Lord has called you, Like a wife aforsaken and grieved in spirit, Even like a wife of one's youth when she is rejected," Says your God. 7 "For a abrief moment I forsook you, But with great compassion I will bgather you. 8 "In an aoutburst of anger I hid My face from you for a moment, But with everlasting blovingkindness I will chave compassion on you," Says the Lord your dRedeemer. 9 "For this is like the days of Noah to Me, When I swore that the waters of Noah Would anot flood the earth again; 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. 11 "O aafflicted one, storm-tossed, and bnot comforted, Behold, I will set your stones in antimony, And your foundations I will clay in dsapphires. 12 "Moreover, I will make your battlements of rubies, And your gates of crystal, And your entire wall of precious stones. 13 "aAll your sons will be taught of the Lord; And the well-being of your sons will be bgreat. 14 "In arighteousness you will be established; You will be far from boppression, for you will cnot fear; And from dterror, for it will not come near you. 15 "If anyone fiercely assails you it will not be from Me. aWhoever assails you will fall because of you. 16 "Behold, I Myself have created the smith who blows the fire of coals 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; And bevery tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their cvindication is from Me," declares the Lord.