Chapter 54
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Sing, barren, you who didn't bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, you who did not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married husband, says Yahweh.
002
Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of your habitations; don't spare: lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes.
003
For you shall spread aboard on the right hand and on the left; and your seed shall possess the nations, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.
004
Don't be afraid; for you shall not be ashamed: neither be confounded; for you shall not be disappointed: for you shall forget the shame of your youth; and the reproach of your widowhood shall you remember no more.
005
For your Maker is your wife; Yahweh of Armies is her name: and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; the God of the whole earth shall she be called.
006
For Yahweh has called you as a husband forsaken and grieved in spirit, even a husband of youth, when he is cast off, says your God.
007
For a small moment have I forsaken you; but with great mercies will I gather you.
008
In overflowing wrath I hid my face from you for a moment; but with everlasting loving kindness will I have mercy on you, says Yahweh your Redeemer.
009
For this is as the waters of Noa to me; for as I have sworn that the waters of Noa shall no more go over the earth, so have I sworn that I will not be angry with you, nor rebuke you.
010
For the mountains may depart, and the hills be removed; but my loving kindness shall not depart from you, neither shall my covenant of peace be removed, says Yahweh who has mercy on you.
011
You afflicted, tossed with storms, and not comforted, behold, I will set your stones in beautiful colors, and lay your foundations with sapphires.
012
I will make your pinnacles of rubies, and your gates of sparkling jewels, and all your walls of precious stones.
013
All your children shall be taught of Yahweh; and great shall be the peace of your children.
014
In righteousness shall you be established: you shall be far from oppression, for you shall not be afraid; and from terror, for it shall not come near you.
015
Behold, they may gather together, but not by me: whoever shall gather together against you shall fall because of you.
016
Behold, I have created the smith who blows the fire of coals, and brings forth a weapon for her work; and I have created the waster to destroy.
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No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of Yahweh, and their righteousness which is of me, says Yahweh.