Isaiah 62

Isaiah 62:1  
For Zion’s sake I will not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until her righteousness shines out like the dawn, and her salvation like a burning lamp.

Isaiah 62:2  
The nations will see your righteousness, and all kings your glory. You will be called by a new name, which Yahweh’s mouth will name.

Isaiah 62:3  
You will also be a crown of beauty in Yahweh’s hand, and a royal diadem in your God’s hand.

Isaiah 62:4  
You will not be called Forsaken any more, nor will your land be called Desolate any more; but you will be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for Yahweh delights in you, and your land will be married.

Isaiah 62:5  
For as a young man marries a virgin, so your sons will marry you. As a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so your God will rejoice over you.

Isaiah 62:6  
I have set watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem. They will never be silent day nor night. You who call on Yahweh, take no rest,

Isaiah 62:7  
and give him no rest until he establishes, and until he makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

Isaiah 62:8  
Yahweh has sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, “Surely I will no more give your grain to be food for your enemies, and foreigners will not drink your new wine, for which you have labored,

Isaiah 62:9  
but those who have harvested it will eat it, and praise Yahweh. Those who have gathered it will drink it in the courts of my sanctuary.”

Isaiah 62:10  
Go through, go through the gates! Prepare the way of the people! Build up, build up the highway! Gather out the stones! Lift up a banner for the peoples.

Isaiah 62:11  
Behold, Yahweh has proclaimed to the end of the earth: “Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your salvation comes! Behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him!’ ”

Isaiah 62:12  
They will call them “The Holy People, Yahweh’s Redeemed”. You will be called “Sought Out, A City Not Forsaken”.

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