The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the [a]rose. It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing; the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon: they shall see the glory of Jehovah, the excellency of our God.

Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the [b]feeble knees. Say to them that are of a [c]fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: [d]behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God; he will come and save you.

Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as a hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing; for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert. And the [e]glowing sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water: in the habitation of jackals, where they lay, shall be [f]grass with reeds and rushes. And a highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for [g]the redeemed: the wayfaring men, yea fools, shall not err therein. No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous beast go up thereon; they shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there: 10 and the ransomed of Jehovah shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads: they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.


  1. Isaiah 35:1 Or, autumn crocus. See S. S. 2:1.
  2. Isaiah 35:3 Or, tottering
  3. Isaiah 35:4 Hebrew hasty.
  4. Isaiah 35:4 Or, behold, your God! vengeance will come, even the recompense of God
  5. Isaiah 35:7 Or, mirage
  6. Isaiah 35:7 Or, a court for reeds etc. See 34:13.
  7. Isaiah 35:8 Hebrew them.