54:1 Sing, O barren, thou [that] didst not bear; break forth
into singing, and cry aloud, thou [that] didst not travail with
child: for more [are] the children of the desolate than the
children of the married wife, saith the LORD.
54:2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them extend the
curtains of thy habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and
strengthen thy stakes;
54:3 For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the
left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the
desolate cities to be inhabited.
54:4 Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou
confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame; for thou shalt
forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the
reproach of thy widowhood any more.
54:5 For thy maker [is] thy husband; the LORD of hosts [is] his
name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the
whole earth shall he be called.
54:6 For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and
grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused,
saith thy God.
54:7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great
mercies will I gather thee.
54:8 In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but
with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the
LORD thy Redeemer.
54:9 For this [is as] the waters of Noah to me: for [as] I have
sworn that the waters of Noah shall no more overflow the earth;
so have I sworn that I will not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke
54:10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed,
but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the
covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy
54:11 Oh thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, [and] not
comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colors, and
lay thy foundations with sapphires.
54:12 And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of
carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones.
54:13 And all thy children [shall be] taught from the LORD; and
great [shall be] the peace of thy children.
54:14 In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be
far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror;
for it shall not come near thee.
54:15 Behold, they shall surely assemble [but] not by me:
whoever shall assemble against thee shall fall for thy sake.
54:16 Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in
the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work;
and I have created the waster to destroy.
54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and
every tongue [that] shall rise against thee in judgment thou
shalt condemn. This [is] the heritage of the servants of the
LORD, and their righteousness [is] from me, saith the LORD.