Isaiah 35 ©

1 The joyful and flourishing state of Christ's kingdom. 3 The weak are encouraged with a view of the blessings of the gospel.


THE awilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert bshall rejoice, and cblossom as the rose.


It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: dthe glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God.


eStrengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.


Say to them that are of a 1fearful heart, fBe strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.


Then the geyes of the blind shall be opened, and hthe ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.


Then shall the ilame man leap as an *hart, and the jtongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall kwaters break out, and streams in the desert.


And lthe parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of *dragons, where each lay, shall be 2grass with reeds and rushes.


And man highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; nthe unclean shall not pass over it; 3but it shall be for those: the owayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.


pNo lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there :


And the qransomed of the LORD shall return, and rcome to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.