t The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad;
u the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus;
it shall blossom abundantly
and rejoice with joy and singing.
v The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it,
the majesty of w Carmel and x Sharon.
y They shall see the glory of the Lord,
the majesty of our God.
z Strengthen the weak hands,
and make firm the feeble knees.
Say to those who have an anxious heart,
"Be strong; fear not!
a Behold, your God
will come with vengeance,
with the recompense of God.
He will come and save you."
b Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,
and the ears of the deaf unstopped;
b then shall the lame man leap like a deer,
and the tongue of the mute sing for joy.
c For waters break forth in the wilderness,
and streams in the desert;
d the burning sand shall become a pool,
and the thirsty ground springs of water;
in the haunt of e jackals, where they lie down,
the grass shall become reeds and rushes.
f And a highway shall be there,
and it shall be called the Way of Holiness;
g the unclean shall not pass over it.
It shall belong to those who walk on the way;
even if they are fools, they shall not go astray.
No lion shall be there,
nor shall any ravenous beast come up on it;
they shall not be found there,
but the redeemed shall walk there.
h And the ransomed of the Lord shall return
and come to Zion with singing;
i everlasting joy shall be upon their heads;
they shall obtain gladness and joy,
and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
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Isaiah 55:12 - 13
For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
Until the Spirit is poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness becomes a fruitful field, and the fruitful field is deemed a forest.
Song of Solomon 5:15
His legs are alabaster columns, set on bases of gold. His appearance is like Lebanon, choice as the cedars.
Song of Solomon 7:5
Your head crowns you like Carmel, and your flowing locks are like purple; a king is held captive in the tresses.
The land mourns and languishes; Lebanon is confounded and withers away; Sharon is like a desert, and Bashan and Carmel shake off their leaves.
Song of Solomon 2:1
I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.
And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.
Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees.
Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.
Isaiah 40:10 - 11
Behold, the Lord God comes with might, and his arm rules for him; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him.
Isaiah 32:3 - 4
Then the eyes of those who see will not be closed, and the ears of those who hear will give attention.
Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped.
The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus.
I will open rivers on the bare heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys. I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.
Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
Isaiah 44:3 - 4
For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.
John 7:38 - 39
Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, 'Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.'
Isaiah 48:20 - 21
Go out from Babylon, flee from Chaldea, declare this with a shout of joy, proclaim it, send it out to the end of the earth; say, "The Lord has redeemed his servant Jacob!
They shall not hunger or thirst, neither scorching wind nor sun shall strike them, for he who has pity on them will lead them, and by springs of water will guide them.
Hyenas will cry in its towers, and jackals in the pleasant palaces; its time is close at hand and its days will not be prolonged.
A voice cries: "In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord ; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
Awake, awake, put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city; for there shall no more come into you the uncircumcised and the unclean.
And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
I will rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in my people; no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping and the cry of distress.
He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken.
For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.