New Revised Standard Version
2 Look to Abraham your father
and to Sarah who bore you;
for he was but one when I called him,
but I blessed him and made him many.
3 For the Lord will comfort Zion;
he will comfort all her waste places,
and will make her wilderness like Eden,
her desert like the garden of the Lord;
joy and gladness will be found in her,
thanksgiving and the voice of song.
4 Listen to me, my people,
and give heed to me, my nation;
for a teaching will go out from me,
and my justice for a light to the peoples.
New International Version
2 look to Abraham,(A) your father,
and to Sarah, who gave you birth.
When I called him he was only one man,
and I blessed him and made him many.(B)
3 The Lord will surely comfort(C) Zion(D)
and will look with compassion on all her ruins;(E)
he will make her deserts like Eden,(F)
her wastelands(G) like the garden of the Lord.
Joy and gladness(H) will be found in her,
thanksgiving(I) and the sound of singing.