Isaiah 35:6

“Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then shall the lame man leape as an Hart, and the tongue of the dumbe sing: for in the wildernesse shall waters breake out, and streames in the desert.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the lame will leap like a deer, And the tongue of the mute will shout for joy. For waters will break forth in the wilderness And streams in the Arabah.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then shall the lame man leap as a hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing; for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then will the feeble-footed be jumping like a roe, and the voice which was stopped will be loud in song: for in the waste land streams will be bursting out, and waters in the dry places.
- Basic English Bible

then shall the lame [man] leap as a hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and torrents in the desert.
- Darby Bible

Then shall the lame man leap as a hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.
- Webster's Bible

Then the lame man will leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute will sing; for waters will break out in the wilderness, and streams in the desert.
- World English Bible

Then leap as a hart doth the lame, And sing doth the tongue of the dumb, For broken up in a wilderness have been waters, And streams in a desert.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then shall the lame man leap as a hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing; for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Isaiah 35

  • Joyce Holt
    I'm with Lillian, we have a savior, and through him, we have life, and that more abundantly. Our heavenly father said, without faith, it's impossible to please him, he saved Rahab house, and she was a prostitute, who through belief, in god almighty, hid his spies. Faith, not foolishness, we must learn self control, and how to be successful in the word by applying it to our everyday life, meditate.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PARADOX ! Transition. It truly is our Heavenly Abba Dad and Eternal Father and God Almighty Yahweh Elohim who choose's the weak, foolish and febel thing's of this world to bring to naught the thing's that are, indeed. SHALOM ISRAEL ZION ! COME LORD YESHUA ! God bless you. Shalom yedda dim.
  • 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

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