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Isaiah 35:1

“The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The wildernesse and the solitarie place shall be glad for them: and the desert shall reioyce and blossome as the rose.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The wilderness and the desert will be glad, And the Arabah will rejoice and blossom; Like the crocus
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The waste land and the dry places will be glad; the lowland will have joy and be full of flowers.
- Basic English Bible

The wilderness and the dry land shall be gladdened; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
- Darby Bible

The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose.
- Webster's Bible

The wilderness and the dry land will be glad. The desert will rejoice and blossom like a rose.
- World English Bible

They joy from the wilderness and dry place, And rejoice doth the desert, and flourish as the rose,
- Youngs Literal Bible

The wilderness and the parched land shall be glad; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 35:1

35:1 The solitary place - Emmanuel's land, or the seat of God's church and people, which formerly was despised like a wilderness, and which the rage of their enemies had brought to desolation, shall flourish exceedingly.

Discussion for Isaiah 35

  • Margaret Mead for verse 5
    I used to sing this in a song in the Salvation Army from when I was a child. I had always thought that this was a literal prophetic word. That healing of body, mind and spirit would happen on the Day of Redemption whenever that might be . I still think that, but now I also have a different angle on this scripture, and can see how it was a prophetic word for the day when the Messiah would come and save His people from their sins and heal their hearts and minds, infusing joy. I thank God for giving me this new insight. I think it also refers to Heaven, though, as "only the redeemed will walk there".. and will "enter Zion with singing"! Even those who are tone deaf will sing. Glorious thought.
  • Daniel
    The first time I read or heard this verse I was a baby Christian - but even then it excited me. Now, 35 years into the journey, it is richer and more precious to me. When we seek a relationship with the Lord that is profound pungent He reveals deep truths in a lavish fashion. One simply cannot out give the 'Giver of Life'. My time alone with the Lord is fun and wonderful and it is never ever boring. Along the way He helped me dump the religosity, the humanistic thinking etc. I am walking that highway today and have stopped worrying about the roaring lions the actions of those who are lovers of sin self. For I walked once in their midst but He has elevated me and lifted my head to see His beautiful face. How thankful are all who have entered into His rest.
  • Lilian
    God knows how to provide and bless us on any situation, Dont let your heart be troubled and Fear not for God is strong, mighy and powerful. Be still and keep your faith with God and love him with all your hearts and mind. And thanks to Jesus for the precious blood that shed for us, his ressurection, his acencion and thanks to the Holy Spirit for being with us all the time. We must follow Jesus and live like Jesus. Amen
  • Roland
    my favourite chapter. the highway of holiness
  • Bill
    This is a response to "Rob, Isaiah 35 ". "The excellency of Carmel and Sharon ". Carmel and Sharon were a location. Sharon was a very fertile land between Joppa and Mt. Carmel. The coastal plain of Sharon was known for its fertile soil and absolutely breath taking beauty of flowers. Look at Song of Solomon 2:1, the mention of "I am the rose of Sharon. ". We look at Isaiah 35:2, when we as man see open rolling mountainous Carmel valleys covered in millions of flowers of every single color, it is breath taking. It is absolutely a beauty that brings a sense of peace within. The splendor of Carmel and Sharon is just that, a creation of God that brings all of man too "awe struck ".
  • Rob
    What is the significance or Carmel Sharon ? what do they mean? Can anyone explain please, there has to be a Spiritual significance !!!1!!

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