Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who are fearful-hearted,
“Be strong, do not fear!
Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God;
He will come and save you.” Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,
and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then the lame shall leap like a deer,
and the tongue of the dumb sing. For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert. The parched ground shall become a pool,
and the thirsty land springs of water; in the habitation of jackals, where each lay,
there shall be grass with reeds and rushes.