Grant me the ultimate joy of being forgiven!
Let me again experience the joy of your deliverance! Sustain me by giving me the desire to obey!
I claim your rules as my permanent possession, for they give me joy.
But look, there is outright celebration!
those whom the Lord has ransomed will return that way.
Those whom the Lord has ransomed will return; they will enter Zion with a happy shout. Unending joy will crown them,
I will put an end to the sounds of joy and gladness, or the glad celebration of brides and grooms throughout the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem. For the whole land will become a desolate wasteland.”
I will put an end to the sounds of joy and gladness, to the glad celebration of brides and grooms in these lands.
The vine has dried up; the fig tree languishes – the pomegranate, date, and apple
Certainly the Lord will console Zion; he will console all her ruins. He will make her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the Garden of the Lord. Happiness and joy will be restored to
to strengthen those who mourn in Zion, by giving them a turban, instead of ashes, oil symbolizing joy,
For I, the Lord God of Israel who rules over all, tell you what will happen.
All the nations will hear about all the good things which I will do to them. This city will bring me fame, honor, and praise before them for the joy that I bring it. The nations will tremble in awe at all the peace and prosperity that I will provide for it.’
Once again there will be sounds