Thus saith the Lord:
“In an acceptable time
have I heard thee,
O isles of the sea,
and in a day of salvation have I helped thee;
and I will preserve thee,
and give thee my servant
for a covenant of the people,
to establish the earth,
to cause to inherit the desolate heritages;
“That thou mayest say to the prisoners: Go forth;
to them that sit in darkness: Show yourselves.
“They shall feed in the ways,
and their pastures shall be in all high places.
“They shall not hunger nor thirst,
neither shall the heat nor the sun smite them;
for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them,
even by the springs of water shall he guide them.
“And I will make all my mountains a way,
and my highways shall be exalted.”