New Living Translation

Isaiah 35

Hope for Restoration

1Even the wilderness and desert will be glad in those days.
    The wasteland will rejoice and blossom with spring crocuses.
Yes, there will be an abundance of flowers
    and singing and joy!
The deserts will become as green as the mountains of Lebanon,
    as lovely as Mount Carmel or the plain of Sharon.
There the Lord will display his glory,
    the splendor of our God.
With this news, strengthen those who have tired hands,
    and encourage those who have weak knees.
Say to those with fearful hearts,
    “Be strong, and do not fear,
for your God is coming to destroy your enemies.
    He is coming to save you.”

And when he comes, he will open the eyes of the blind
    and unplug the ears of the deaf.
The lame will leap like a deer,
    and those who cannot speak will sing for joy!
Springs will gush forth in the wilderness,
    and streams will water the wasteland.
The parched ground will become a pool,
    and springs of water will satisfy the thirsty land.
Marsh grass and reeds and rushes will flourish
    where desert jackals once lived.

And a great road will go through that once deserted land.
    It will be named the Highway of Holiness.
Evil-minded people will never travel on it.
    It will be only for those who walk in God’s ways;
    fools will never walk there.
Lions will not lurk along its course,
    nor any other ferocious beasts.
There will be no other dangers.
    Only the redeemed will walk on it.
10 Those who have been ransomed by the Lord will return.
    They will enter Jerusalem[a] singing,
    crowned with everlasting joy.
Sorrow and mourning will disappear,
    and they will be filled with joy and gladness.

Notas al pie

  1. 35:10 Hebrew Zion.

New International Reader's Version

Isaiah 35

The Joy of the Lord’s People

1The desert and the dry ground will be glad.
    The dry places will be full of joy.
    Flowers will grow there.
Like the first crocus in the spring,
    the desert will bloom with flowers.
    It will be very glad and shout for joy.
The glorious beauty of Lebanon will be given to it.
    It will be as beautiful as the rich lands
    of Carmel and Sharon.
Everyone will see the glory of the Lord.
    They will see the beauty of our God.

Strengthen the hands of those who are weak.
    Help those whose knees give way.
Say to those whose hearts are afraid,
    “Be strong and do not fear.
Your God will come.
    He will pay your enemies back.
    He will come to save you.”

Then the eyes of those who are blind will be opened.
    The ears of those who can’t hear will be unplugged.
Those who can’t walk will leap like a deer.
    And those who can’t speak will shout for joy.
Water will pour out in dry places.
    Streams will flow in the desert.
The burning sand will become a pool of water.
    The thirsty ground will become bubbling springs.
In the places where wild dogs once lay down,
    tall grass and papyrus will grow.

A wide road will go through the land.
    It will be called the Way of Holiness.
    Only those who lead a holy life can use it.
    “Unclean” and foolish people can’t walk on it.
No lions will use it.
    No hungry wild animals will be on it.
    None of them will be there.
Only people who have been set free will walk on it.
10     Those the Lord has saved will return to their land.
They will sing as they enter the city of Zion.
    Joy that lasts forever will be
    like beautiful crowns on their heads.
They will be filled with gladness and joy.
    Sorrow and sighing will be gone.