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

Bible commentary

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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