you 2 find so desirable;
you will be embarrassed because of the sacred orchards 3
where you choose to worship.
their ears are open, but do not hear.”
54:1 “Shout for joy, O barren one who has not given birth!
Give a joyful shout and cry out, you who have not been in labor!
For the children of the desolate one are more numerous
than the children of the married woman,” says the Lord.
1 tc The Hebrew text (and the Qumran scroll 1QIsaa) has the third person here, though a few Hebrew
3 tn Or “gardens” (so KJV, NASB, NIV, NRSV); NAB “groves.”
4 tn The consonantal text (Kethib) has a perfect, 2nd person masculine singular; the marginal reading (Qere) has an infinitive absolute, which functions here as a finite verb.
5 tn Heb “but you do not guard [i.e., retain in your memory]”; NIV “but have paid no attention.”