Summary of passage: A highway called the Way of Holiness will take believers into Zion. There will be no lions to attack and they will be singing with gladness and joy.
13a) Redeem means to buy back; to atone for or one who frees or rescues another, especially from sin. Colossians 1:14 “redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
b) He died for our sins, paid the ultimate price in blood.
Galatians 3:13-16 “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law…He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.”
Colossians 1:13-14 “He (God) has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
c) Inadequate in human words but: grateful, happy, blessed, loved.
14a) A road of holiness only for those who accept Jesus and those on it shall be protected.
b) It motivates me to bring others along and for me to strive to walk in the way of Jesus.
Conclusions: Nice focus on Jesus for Christmas. I’m surprised I couldn’t find more with the word redeem or redeemer so please share if you found more in the Bible. I would have thought this would be prominent but I am assuming the Bible uses other ways to describe Jesus’s sacrifice (still working on reading the New Testament).