New International Version
10 As the rain(A) and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,(B)
so that it yields seed(C) for the sower and bread for the eater,(D)
11 so is my word(E) that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,(F)
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose(G) for which I sent it.
12 You will go out in joy(H)
and be led forth in peace;(I)
the mountains and hills
will burst into song(J) before you,
and all the trees(K) of the field
will clap their hands.(L)
13 Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper,
and instead of briers(M) the myrtle(N) will grow.
This will be for the Lord’s renown,(O)
for an everlasting sign,
that will endure forever.”
King James Version
10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.Read full chapter