Isaiah 34, 35
Isaiah 35:10 (NKJV)
10 And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, And come to Zion with singing, With everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness, And sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
I A sharp contrast.
Isaiah 34:1–2 (NKJV)
1 Come near, you nations, to hear; And heed, you people! Let the earth hear, and all that is in it, The world and all things that come forth from it. 2 For the indignation of the Lord is against all nations, And His fury against all their armies; He has utterly destroyed them, He has given them over to the slaughter.
Isaiah 34:8 (NKJV)
8 For it is the day of the Lord’s vengeance, The year of recompense for the cause of Zion.
II A tremendous comfort
Isaiah 35:5–6 (NKJV)
5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, And the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. 6 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.
III A gracious invitation
Isaiah 35:3–4 (NKJV)
3 Strengthen the weak hands, And make firm the feeble knees. 4 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.”