Zion’s Glory and New Name

For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent,
And for Jerusalem’s sake I will not keep quiet,
Until her (A)righteousness goes forth like brightness,
And her (B)salvation like a torch that is burning.
The (C)nations will see your righteousness,
And all kings your glory;
And you will be called by a new (D)name
Which the mouth of the Lord will designate.
You will also be a (E)crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord,
And a royal (a)diadem in the hand of your God.
It will no longer be said to you, “(b)(F)Forsaken,”
Nor to your land will it any longer be said, “(c)Desolate”;
But you will be called, “(d)My delight is in her,”
And your land, “(e)(G)Married”;
For the (H)Lord delights in you,
And to Him your land will be married.
For as a young man marries a virgin,
So your sons will marry you;
And as the (f)bridegroom rejoices over the bride,
So your (I)God will rejoice over you.
On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have appointed (J)watchmen;
All day and all night they will never keep silent.
You who (K)remind the Lord, take no rest for yourselves;
And (L)give Him no rest until He establishes
And makes (M)Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
(N)The Lord has sworn by His right hand and by His strong arm,
“I will (O)never again give your grain as food for your enemies;
Nor will (g)foreigners drink your new wine for which you have labored.”
But those who (P)garner it will eat it and praise the Lord;
And those who gather it will drink it in the courts of My sanctuary.
Go through, (Q)go through the gates,
Clear the way (h)for the people;
(R)Build up, build up the (S)highway,
Remove the stones, lift up a (T)standard over the peoples.
Behold, the Lord has proclaimed to the (U)end of the earth,
(V)Say to the daughter of Zion, “Lo, your (W)salvation comes;
(X)Behold His reward is with Him, and His recompense before Him.”
And they will call them, “(Y)The holy people,
The (Z)redeemed of the Lord”;
And you will be called, “Sought out, a city (AA)not forsaken.”


a. Isaiah 62:3: ['Lit ', turban]
b. Isaiah 62:4: ['I.e. Azubah']
c. Isaiah 62:4: ['I.e. Shemamah']
d. Isaiah 62:4: ['I.e. Hephzibah']
e. Isaiah 62:4: ['I.e. Beulah']
f. Isaiah 62:5: ['Lit ', exultation of the bridegroom]
g. Isaiah 62:8: ['Lit ', sons of foreigners]
h. Isaiah 62:10: ['Lit ', of]

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