Isaiah 35:1-10 Dead Sea Scrolls in English

or to the redeemed exiles of Isaiah 35 who will inherit Zion.

Isaiah 35:1-10 The wilderness and the dry land will rejoice, the desert will celebrate and blossom like the crocus.

It will blossom luxuriantly and rejoice greatly with joy and song. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the splendor of Carmel and Sharon. They will see the glory of the LORD, the splendor of our God MT (LXX)

Strengthen the weak hands, support the stumbling knees.

Say to those who are disheartened, “Be strong, do not fear; see, your God will bring (645) vengeance, he will bring (646) divine recompense to save you.”

Then the eyes of the blind will be opened, and the ears of the deaf will unclose.

Then the lame will leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute will sing. Yes, water will burst out in the wilderness, and streams will run (647) through the desert.

The scorching desert will become a pool, and the thirsting ground fountains of water; in the habitation of jackals, a grassy resting place with (648) reeds and rushes.

A highway will be there, (649) and they will call it (650) The Holy Way. (651) The unclean will not pass over it; it and for whomever is traveling, (652) even fools, will not go astray.

There will be no lion or violent beast there; it will not (653) come up on it, and (654) it will not be found (655) there. But the redeemed will walk,

and the ransomed of the LORD will return and enter Zion with singing. Everlasting joy will be upon their heads. They will attain (656) joy and happiness, and sorrow and mourning will flee away.