1For Zion's sake I will not keep silence,
And for the sake of Jerusalem I will not rest,
Until her righteousness go forth as brightness;
And her salvation like a torch that burneth.
2And the nations shall see thy righteousness,
And all kings thy glory;
And thou shalt be called by a new name,
Which the mouth of Jehovah shall name.
3Thou shalt also be a beautiful crown in the hand of Jehovah,
And a royal diadem in the palm of the hand of thy God.
4Thou shalt no more be termed, Forsaken;
Neither shall thy land any more be termed, Desolate;
But thou shalt be called, The object of my delight;
And thy land, The wedded matron:
For Jehovah shall delight in thee,
And thy land shall be joined in marriage.
5For as a young man marrieth a virgin,
So shall thy sons marry thee,
And as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride,
So shall thy God rejoice over thee.
6I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem!
All the day and all the night long they shall not keep silence.
Ye that make mention of Jehovah, keep not silence,
7And give Him no rest,
Till He establish, and till He make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
8 Jehovah hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength:
Surely, I will no more give thy corn for food to thine enemies,
And the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy wine, for which thou hast laboured:
9But they that have gathered it shall eat it,
And shall praise Jehovah:
And they that have brought it together, shall drink it in the courts of my holiness.
10Pass ye, pass through the gates;
Prepare the way for the people;
Cast up, cast up the causeway; clear it of stones;
Lift up a standard for the people.
11Behold! Jehovah hath proclaimed unto the end of the earth:
Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold! thy salvation cometh;
Behold! his reward is with him, and his recompense before him.
12And they shall be called: The Holy People, The Redeemed of Jehovah;
And thou shalt be called: The Frequented, The City Unforsaken.