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54 “Cry out joyfully, you barren woman that did not give birth!+ Become cheerful with a joyful outcry and cry shrilly,+ you that had no childbirth pains,+ for the sons of the desolated one are more numerous than the sons of the woman with a husbandly owner,”+ Jehovah has said. 2 “Make the place of your tent more spacious.+ And let them stretch out* the tent cloths of your grand tabernacle.* Do not hold back. Lengthen out your tent cords, and make those tent pins of yours strong.+ 3 For to the right and to the left you will break forth,+ and your own offspring* will take possession even of nations,+ and they will inhabit even the desolated cities.+ 4 Do not be afraid,+ for you will not be put to shame;+ and do not feel humiliated, for you will not be disappointed.+ For you will forget even the shame of your time of youth,+ and the reproach of your continuous widowhood* you will remember no more.” 5 “For your Grand Maker*+ is your husbandly owner,*+ Jehovah of armies being his name;+ and the Holy One of Israel is your Repurchaser.+ The God of the whole earth* he will be called.+ 6 For Jehovah called you as if you were a wife* left entirely and hurt in spirit,+ and as a wife of the time of youth+ who was then rejected,”+ your God has said. 7 “For a little moment* I left you entirely,+ but with great mercies I shall collect you together.+ 8 With a flood of indignation I concealed my face from you for but a moment,+ but with loving-kindness* to time indefinite I will have mercy upon you,”+ your Repurchaser,+ Jehovah, has said. 9 “This is just as the days of Noah to me.+ Just as I have sworn that the waters of Noah shall no more pass over the earth,+ so I have sworn that I will not become indignant toward you nor rebuke you.+ 10 For the mountains themselves may be removed, and the very hills may stagger,+ but my loving-kindness itself will not be removed from you,+ nor will my covenant of peace itself stagger,”+ Jehovah, the One having mercy upon you,+ has said. 11 “O woman afflicted,+ tempest-tossed,+ uncomforted,+ here I am laying with hard mortar your stones,+ and I will lay your foundation+ with sapphires.+ 12 And I will make your battlements of rubies, and your gates of fiery glowing stones,+ and all your boundaries of delightsome stones. 13 And all your sons+ will be persons taught* by Jehovah,+ and the peace of your sons will be abundant.+ 14 You will prove to be firmly established in righteousness itself.+ You will be far away* from oppression+—for you will fear none—and from anything terrifying, for it will not come near you.+ 15 If anyone should at all make an attack, it will not be at my orders.+ Whoever is making an attack upon you will fall even on account of you.”+ 16 “Look! I myself have created the craftsman, the one blowing+ upon the fire of charcoal+ and bringing forth a weapon as his workmanship. I myself, too, have created the ruinous man+ for wrecking work. 17 Any weapon whatever that will be formed against you will have no success,+ and any tongue at all that will rise up against you in the judgment you will condemn.*+ This is the hereditary possession of the servants of Jehovah,+ and their righteousness is from me,” is the utterance of Jehovah.+
^ “Let them stretch out,” M; 1QIsa, “let her stretch out”; LXXSyVg, “stretch out.”
^ “Grand tabernacle.” Lit., “tabernacles,” pl., evidently to denote grandeur.
^ Lit., “seed.”
^ “Your continuous widowhood.” Lit., “your widowhoods,” pl. to show prolongation.
^ “Grand Maker.” Lit., “Makers,” pl. to denote grandeur or excellence.
^ “Husbandly owner,” pl. in M to denote grandeur or excellence in agreement with “Grand Maker.”
^ “The God of the whole earth.” Heb., ʼElo·hehʹ khol-ha·ʼaʹrets.
^ Or, “as if you were a woman.” Heb., kheʼish·shahʹ.
^ “For a little moment,” MLXXVg; TSy, “With a little anger.”
^ Or, “but with loyal love.” Heb., u·vecheʹsedh.
^ Lit., “Be far away!” Imperative.
^ Or, “you will pronounce wicked (guilty).”