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TitleIsaiah 35
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsParry, Donald W.
Book TitleThe Book of Isaiah: A New Translation (Preliminary Edition)
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
CitySpringville, UT

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Latter-Day Israel Rejoices and Blossoms as a Rose (35:1–10)


35 1The wilderness and dry land will exult,
and let the desert be joyful and blossom like the rose.

2It surely will blossom and be joyful,
yea, joy and singing gladly,

the glory of Lebanon is given to it,
the majesty of Carmel and Sharon,

and they will see the glory of the LORD
and the majesty of our God.

3Strengthen the weak hands,
and make firm the feeble knees.

4Say to those who have an anxious heart:

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“Be strong, do not fear!

Behold, your God will come with vengeance;
God will come with divine retribution and save you.”


5Then the eyes of the blind will be opened
and the ears of the deaf opened.

6Then the lame will leap like deer,
and the tongue of the mute will sing gladly.

For waters will break forth in the wilderness,
and streams in the desert,

7and the parched ground will become a pool,
and the thirsty ground, springs of water.

The habitation of jackals will become a grassy place of rest,
with reeds and rushes.

8And a highway will be there,
[for][1] a way [will be cast up].

It will be called:

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“The Way of Holiness.”


The unclean will not pass over [upon] it,

but it will be [cast up] for those [who are clean, and] the wayfaring men, though [they are accounted] fools, will not err there.

9No lion will be there,
nor violent beasts will go up on it; they will not be found there!

And the redeemed will go,
10and the ransomed of the LORD will return

and will come to Zion with songs
and everlasting joy upon their heads;

they will obtain exultation and rejoicing,
and sorrow and sighing will flee.

[1] Bracketed words in verses 8–10 are from JST.


Scripture Reference

Isaiah 35:1