Hello all, as my first post I'm starting with this.. I read it years ago and from time to time since then I've endeavored to get the writer's intent. "Sing, O barren woman, you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband," says the LORD." It seems a strange thing to say in view of the Jewish mandate for women to have children. Is this verse referring, in some way, to intercession... or does it have a different meaning? All possible interpretations will be welcome.