“I will greatly rejoice
My whole being shall exult
In my God.
He has clothed me
With the garments of salvation.
He has covered me
With the robe of righteousness.
Like a bridegroom who decks himself
With a garland.
Like a bride who adorns herself
With her jewels.
As the earth brings forth its shoots,
As a garden causes
What is sown in it
To spring up,
So Yahweh God
Will cause righteousness
To spring up before all the nations.
He will cause praise
To spring up before all the nations.”
This author now turns around and rejoices in Yahweh. His whole being and existence exults in God. He has been clothed with the garments of salvation. He wears a robe of righteousness. He is like a groom who wears a flower garland or a bride with all her jewels. He is like the shoots that grow from the ground or like a garden breaking out with flower sprouts. Thus Yahweh, our God, will cause righteousness and praise to spring up among all the various countries.