The Ransomed Return to Zion

35 The wilderness and the dry land will be glad;
the desert will rejoice and blossom like a rose.[a][b](A)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 35:1 Or meadow saffron
  2. Isaiah 35:1 Not the modern flower but a common wildflower in northern Israel

12 You will indeed go out with joy
and be peacefully guided;
the mountains and the hills will break into singing before you,
and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.(A)
13 Instead of the thornbush, a cypress will come up,
and instead of the brier, a myrtle will come up;(B)
it will make a name for Yahweh(C)
as an everlasting sign that will not be destroyed.

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