Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged. Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him. For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
All in Israel who seek deliverance should remember God’s care for them. They should be encouraged by the memory of God’s gracious dealings with Abraham and Sarah, and how He gave them a numerous posterity. And they should be heartened by His promise to comfort Zion. Notice three calls to listen (vv. 1, 4, 7) and three calls to awake (Isaiah 51:9, 17; 52:1).