Is it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest? And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness. The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off: That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nought.
But a day of deliverance was coming when God would also reverse things. What is now a wild forest, Lebanon, would be a fruitful field, and what is now counted a fruitful field would be looked on as nothing more than an overgrown forest. Then the deaf should hear, the blind should see, the humble would increase their joy in the LORD. The oppressor and the scoffer should be no more.