1 a, O b, 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.
2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy a;
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.
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 a of thy youth, and shalt not remember the b of thy widowhood any more.
5 For thy Maker is thine a; the b is his name; and thy c the Holy One of Israel; The d of the whole earth shall he be called.
6 For the Lord hath called thee as a a b and grieved in spirit, and a c of youth, d, saith thy God.
7 For a small a have I b thee; but with great mercies will I c thee.
8 In a little a I b my c from thee for a moment; but with everlasting d will I have e on thee, saith the Lord thy Redeemer.
9 For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the a should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee.
10 For the a shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the b of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.
11 ¶O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy a with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires.
12 And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones.
13 And all thy a shall be b of the Lord; and great shall be the c of thy children.
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.
15 Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.
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 a to destroy.
17 ¶No a that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every b that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the c of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.