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

  • BSP
    I look forward to the fulfillment of verse 10 when any grief and sighing will be done away with.
  • A disciple
    While we are still in this world, the Lord has said that He would keep us from the evil as we look to Him and abide in Him. How long the Nations are ordained to have the dominion, is all in the Father's hands, for His own reasons. What a blessing when God gives a ruler who seeks to do good! We are likewise sent out from Babylon in full view of the world, to take our journey to the New Jerusalem.
  • BSP
    God promised the Israelites that he would protect them as they left Babylon and went back to Jerusalem.
  • BSP
    Verse 8 mentions that the highway is a way of holiness and not the way to holiness so one must be holy in order to travel on this highway.
  • 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.

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