1 “Sing, O barren one, who did not bear; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you who have not been in labor! For the children of the desolate one will be more than the children of her who is married,” says the Lord. (1Sa 2:5; Isa 62:4; Ga 4:27)2 “Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes. (Isa 49:19)3 For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left, and your offspring will possess the nations and will people the desolate cities. (Ge 28:14; Isa 11:14)4 “Fear not, for you will not be ashamed; be not confounded, for you will not be disgraced; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more. (Isa 45:17)5 For your Maker is your husband, the Lord of hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called. (Isa 43:14; Isa 62:4; Ho 2:7; Zec 14:9)6 For the Lord has called you like a wife deserted and grieved in spirit, like a wife of youth when she is cast off, says your God. (Isa 49:14; Isa 54:1; Isa 60:15; Isa 62:4)7 For a brief moment I deserted you, but with great compassion I will gather you. (Isa 26:20)8 In overflowing anger for a moment I hid my face from you, but with everlasting love I will have compassion on you,” says the Lord, your Redeemer. (Isa 54:7; Isa 55:3)9 “This is like the days of Noah
1. Some manuscripts For this is as the waters of Noah
 to me: as I swore that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth, so I have sworn that I will not be angry with you, and will not rebuke you. (Ge 8:21; Ge 9:11)10 For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you. (Nu 25:12; Eze 34:25; Eze 37:26; Mal 2:5)11 “O afflicted one, storm-tossed and not comforted, behold, I will set your stones in antimony, and lay your foundations with sapphires.
 and all your wall of precious stones.13 All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children. (Ps 119:165; Isa 9:7; Jer 31:33; Joh 6:45)14 In righteousness you shall be established; you shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near you.15 If anyone stirs up strife, it is not from me; whoever stirs up strife with you shall fall because of you. (Isa 8:9)16 Behold, I have created the smith who blows the fire of coals and produces a weapon for its purpose. I have also created the ravager to destroy;17 no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication