Isaiah 54
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Future Blessings for Zion

1“Shout for joy, O barren woman,

who bears no children;

break forth into song and cry aloud,

you who have never travailed;

because more are the children of the desolate woman

than of her who has a husband,”

says the LORD.

2“Enlarge the site of your tent,

stretch out the curtains of your dwellings,

do not hold back.

Lengthen your ropes

and drive your stakes deep.

3For you will spread out to the right and left;

your descendants will dispossess the nations

and inhabit the desolate cities.

4Do not be afraid, for you will not be put to shame;

do not be humiliated, for you will not be disgraced.

For you will forget the shame of your youth,

and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood.

5For your husband is your Maker—

the LORD of Hosts is His name—

the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer;

He is called the God of all the earth.

6For the LORD has called you back,

like a wife deserted and wounded in spirit,

the wife of one’s youth when she is rejected,”

says your God.

7For a brief moment I forsook you,

but with great compassion I will bring you back.

8In a surge of anger

I hid My face from you for a moment,

but with everlasting kindness I will have compassion on you,”

says the LORD your Redeemer.

9“For to Me this is like the days of Noah,a

when I swore that the waters of Noah

would never again cover the earth.

So I have sworn that I will not be angry with you

or rebuke you.

10Though the mountains may be removed

and the hills may be shaken,

My loving devotion will not depart from you,

and My covenant of peace will not be broken,”

says the LORD,

who has compassion on you.

11“O afflicted city, lashed by storms,

without solace,

surely I will set your stones in antimony

and lay your foundations with sapphires.b

12I will make your pinnacles of rubies,

your gates of sparkling jewels,

and all your walls of precious stones.

13Then all your sons will be taught by the LORD,

and great will be their prosperity.

14In righteousness you will be established, far from oppression,

for you will have no fear,

and removed from terror,

for it will not come near you.

15If anyone attacks you,

it is not from Me;

whoever assails you

will fall before you.

16Behold, I have created the craftsman

who fans the coals into flame

and forges a weapon

fit for its task;

and I have created the destroyer

to wreak havoc.

17No weapon formed against you shall prosper,

and you will refute every tongue that accuses you.

This is the heritage of the LORD’s servants,

and their vindication is from Me,”

declares the LORD.

Footnotes:

9 a Some manuscripts For this is like the waters of Noah
11 b Or lapis lazuli

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