Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.
So shall men call them - The holy people The redeemed of Yahweh, - And, thou, shalt be called - Sought out, A city not forsaken,
For the palace, is abandoned, the tumult of the city, hath ceased - Hill and watch-tower, serve as caves, unto times age-abiding, The joy of wild-asses, The pasture of flocks: -
But Zion had said. Yahweh hath forsaken me, - Even, My Lord, hath forgotten me!
Shout in triumph, O barren one, Who hadst not borne, - Break forth into shouts of triumph - and trill thy voice, Who hadst not travailed in birth, For, more, are the children of the Desolate Than the children of Her who had the husband, Saith Yahweh.
Then said he, Call his name Lo-ammi, - for ye are Lo-ammi "No people of mine" , and, I, will not be yours.
As also in Hosea he saith - I will call the not-my-people, My people, and the not-beloved, beloved,
Without fondness for money, be your way of life, - being content with the present things, - for, he, hath said: In nowise, thee, will I leave, no indeed! in nowise, thee, will I forsake:
1 Peter 2:10
Who, at one time, were a No-people, but, now, are a people of God, - who had not been enjoying mercy, but, now, have received mercy.
For a young man marrieth, a virgin, Thy sons marry thee! And the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride - Thy God, rejoiceth over thee.
For Yahweh is taking pleasure in his people, He will beautify humbled ones with victory.
And I will rejoice over them, to do them good, - And will plant them in this land in truth, with all my heart and with all my soul.
Yahweh, thy God, in the midst of thee, as a mighty one, will save, - will be glad over thee with rejoicing, will be silent in his love, will exult over thee with shouts of triumph.
For, thy husband, is, thy Maker, Yahweh of hosts, is his Name, - And, thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, The God of all the earth, shall he be called.
I will, greatly rejoice, in Yahweh, My soul shall exult in my God, For he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, With a robe of righteousness, hath he enwrapt me, - As a bridegroom, adorneth himself with, a chaplet, And as a bride, bedecketh herself with, her jewels.
Return, ye apostate sons, Urgeth Yahweh, for, I, am become your husband, - therefore will I take you one of a city, and two of a family, and will bring you to Zion;
And I will take thee unto myself, unto times age-abiding, - yea I will take thee unto myself, in righteousness and in justice, and in lovingkindness, and in abounding compassion:
He that hath the bride, is, bridegroom; but, the friend of the bridegroom, who standeth by and hearkeneth unto him, greatly, rejoiceth, by reason of the voice of the bridegroom. This, my joy, therefore, is fulfilled.
2 Corinthians 11:2
For I am jealous over you with a jealousy, of God; for I myself betrothed you unto one husband, to present, a chaste virgin, unto the Christ, -
Ye husbands, be loving your wives, even as, the Christ also, loved the assembly, and delivered, himself, up in her behalf,
And, the holy city, new Jerusalem, saw I coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.