New International Reader's Version
9 Their children after them will be famous among the nations.
Their families will be praised by people everywhere.
All those who see them will agree
that I have blessed them.”
10 The people of Jerusalem will say,
“We take great delight in the Lord.
We are joyful because we belong to our God.
He has dressed us with salvation as if it were our clothes.
He has put robes of godliness on us.
We are like a groom who is dressed up for his wedding.
We are like a bride who decorates herself with her jewels.
11 The soil makes the young plant come up.
A garden causes seeds to grow.
In the same way, the Lord and King will make godliness grow.
And all the nations will praise him.”
New International Version
10 I delight greatly in the Lord;
my soul rejoices(C) in my God.
For he has clothed me with garments of salvation
and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness,(D)
as a bridegroom adorns his head(E) like a priest,
and as a bride(F) adorns herself with her jewels.
11 For as the soil makes the sprout come up
and a garden(G) causes seeds to grow,
so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness(H)
and praise spring up before all nations.
King James Version
9 And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the Lord hath blessed.
10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.
11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.Read full chapter