Shaya 35

The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. 2It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing; the glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon: they shall see the glory of Allah, the excellency of our God. 3Strengthen the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. 4Tell those who are of a fearful heart, Be strong, do not be afraid[1]: behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the reward of God; he will come and save you. 5Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. 6Then shall the lame man leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute shall sing; for in the wilderness waters shall break out, and streams in the desert. 7The burning sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water: in the home of jackals, where they lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes. 8A highway shall be there, and a road, and it shall be called The Way of Holiness. The unclean shall not pass over it, but it shall be for for him who walks in that Way. Wicked fools will not go there. 9No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous animal go up on it; they shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there: 10and the ransomed of Allah shall return, and come with singing to Al-Quds; and everlasting joy shall be on their heads: they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.


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[1] 35:4 Quoted in the Injil, John 12:15.