For the sons* of the desolate one are more numerous
Stretch out the tent cloths of your grand tabernacle.
Do not hold back, lengthen your tent cords,
And make your tent pins strong.+
3 For you will spread out to the right and to the left.
Your offspring will take possession of nations,
And they will inhabit the desolated cities.+
And do not feel humiliated, for you will not be disappointed.
For you will forget the shame of your youth,
And the disgrace of your widowhood you will remember no more.”
Jehovah of armies is his name,
And the Holy One of Israel is your Repurchaser.+
He will be called the God of the whole earth.+
Like a wife married in youth and then rejected,” says your God.
Just as I have sworn that the waters of Noah will no more cover the earth,+
So I swear that I will no more become indignant toward you or rebuke you.+
10 For the mountains may be removed
And the hills may be shaken,
But my loyal love will not be removed from you,+
I am laying your stones with hard mortar
And your foundation with sapphires.+
12 I will make your battlements of rubies,
Your gates of sparkling stones,*
And all your boundaries of precious stones.
You will be far removed from oppression,+
You will fear nothing and have no cause for terror,
For it will not come near you.+
15 If anyone should attack you,
It will not be at my orders.
Whoever makes an attack on you will fall because of you.”+
16 “Look! I myself created the craftsman,
Who blows on the charcoal fire,
And his work produces a weapon.
I myself also created the destructive man to bring ruin.+
And you will condemn any tongue that rises up against you in the judgment.