1 "Sing, O barren one, you who did not bear! Break forth into singing, and cry aloud, you who have not been in labour! For the children of the deserted one are more than the children of the married woman," said יהוה.
2 "Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, spare not. Lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes.
3 "For you shall break forth to the right and to the left, and your seed inherit the nations, and make the deserted cities inhabited.
4 "Do not fear, for you shall not be put to shame, nor hurt, you shall not be humiliated. For the shame of your youth you shall forget, and not remember the reproach of your widowhood any more.
5 "For your Maker is your husband, יהוה of hosts is His Name, and the Qadosh One of Yisra'ĕl is your Redeemer. He is called the Elohim of all the earth.
6 "For יהוה has called you like a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, like a wife of youth when you were refused," declares your Elohim.
7 "For a little while I have forsaken you, but with great compassion I shall gather you.
8 "In an overflow of wrath I hid My face from you for a moment, but with everlasting kindness I shall have compassion on you," said יהוה, your Redeemer.
9 "For this is the waters of Noaḥ to Me, in that I have sworn that the waters of Noaḥ would never again cover the earth, so have I sworn not to be wroth with you, nor to rebuke you.
"For though the mountains be removed and the hills be shaken, My kindness is not removed from you, nor is My covenant
of peace shaken," said יהוה, who has compassion on you.