Strengthen the weak hands,and streams in the desert;
and make firm the feeble knees.
Say to those who are of a fearful heart,
‘Be strong, do not fear!
Here is your God.
He will come with vengeance,
with terrible recompense.
He will come and save you.’
Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,
and the ears of the deaf unstopped;
then the lame shall leap like a deer,
and the tongue of the speechless sing for joy.
For waters shall break forth in the wilderness,
the burning sand shall become a pool,
and the thirsty ground springs of water;the haunt of jackals shall become a swamp,
the grass shall become reeds and rushes.