1 For Zion's sake therefore will I not hold my tongue, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not cease: until their righteousness break forth as a shining light, and their salvation as a burning lamp. 2 Then shall the Gentiles see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory. Thou shalt be named with a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall show. 3 Thou shalt be a crown in the hand of the LORD, and a glorious garland in the hand of thy God. 4 From this time forth thou shalt never be called the forsaken, and thy land shall no more be called the wilderness. But thou shalt be called Hephzibah, that is, my beloved; and thy land Beulah, that is, a married woman: for the LORD loveth thee, and thy land shall be inhabited. 5 And like as a young man taketh a daughter to marriage, so shall God marry himself unto thy sons. And as a bridegroom is glad of his bride, so shall God rejoice over thee.
6 Upon the walls of Jerusalem, I have set keepers which shall never cease, neither by day nor yet by night. 7 And ye that stir up the remembrance of the Lord, see that ye pause not, neither let him have rest until he have prepared and made Jerusalem glorious in the earth.
8 The LORD hath sworn by his righthand and by his strong arm, that he will not give thy corn any more to be eaten of thine enemies: and that aliens shall not drink thy new wine wherefore thou hast laboured. 9 But they that made it shall eat it and shall praise the LORD: and they that gathered it, shall drink it in the court of my holy temple.
10 Go from gate to gate, and prepare the way for the people: cast up gravel, and make the way high and cleanse it of stones, and set up a banner for the people. 11 Behold, the LORD will make it known unto the ends of the world. And say ye unto the daughter of Zion, "Behold, he that is thy saviour cometh and his reward with him and his work before him. 12 And they shall be called a people of holiness, redeemed of the LORD. And thou shalt be called a haunted city and not forsaken.