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Highway in the Wilderness

35 The wilderness and dry land will be glad.
The desert will rejoice and blossom like a lily.
It will blossom profusely,
will rejoice with joy and singing,
will be given the glory of Lebanon,
    the splendor of Carmel and Sharon.
They will see the glory of Adonai,
    the splendor of our God.
Strengthen the limp hands,
make firm the wobbly knees.
Say to those with anxious heart,
“Be strong, have no fear!”
Behold, your God!
Vengeance is coming!
God’s recompense—it is coming!
Then He will save you.
Then the eyes of the blind will be opened
and the ears of the deaf unstopped.[a]
Then the lame will leap like a deer,
and the tongue of the mute will sing.[b]
For water will burst forth in the desert
    and streams in the wilderness.
The parched land will become a pool,
the thirsty ground springs of water.
In the haunt of jackals, where they rest,
grass will become reeds and rushes.
A highway will be there—a roadway.
It will be called the Way of Holiness.
The unclean will not travel on it.
It is for the one who walks the way.
Fools will not go astray.
No lion will be there.
No ravenous beast will go up on it.
They will not be found there.
But the redeemed will walk there.
10 The ransomed of Adonai will return
and come to Zion with singing,
with everlasting joy upon their heads.
They will obtain gladness and joy,
and sorrow and sighing will flee away.