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Isaiah 62

62
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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.

Isaiah 62

62
Jerusalem Will Be Saved
1Jerusalem, I will speak up
for your good.
I will never be silent
till you are safe and secure,
sparkling like a flame.
2Your great victory will be seen
by every nation and king;
the Lord will even give you
a new name.
3You will be a glorious crown,
a royal headband
for the Lord your God.
4Your name will no longer be
“Deserted and Childless,”
but “Happily Married.”
You will please the Lord;
your country
will be his bride.
5Your people will take the land,#62.5 Your … land: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.
just as a young man
takes a bride.
The Lord will be pleased
because of you,
just as a husband is pleased
with his bride.
6Jerusalem, on your walls
I have stationed guards,
whose duty it is
to speak out day and night,
without resting.
They must remind the Lord
7and not let him rest
till he makes Jerusalem strong
and famous everywhere.
8The Lord has given his word
and made this promise:
“Never again will I give
to your enemies
the grain and grapes
for which you struggled.
9As surely as you harvest
your grain and grapes,
you will eat your bread
with thankful hearts,
and you will drink your wine
in my temple.”
10People of Jerusalem,
open your gates!
Repair the road to the city
and clear it of stones;
raise a banner to help
the nations find their way.
11 # Is 40.10; Rev 22.12. Here is what the Lord has said
for all the earth to hear:
“Soon I will come to save
the city of Zion
and to reward you.
12Then you will be called,
‘The Lord's Own People,
The Ones He Rescued!’
Your city will be known
as a good place to live
and a city full of people.”