Isaiah 62 (Holman Christian Standard)

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Zion's Restoration

1 I will not keep silent because of Zion, and I will not keep still because of Jerusalem until her righteousness shines like a bright light, and her salvation like a flaming torch. 2 Nations will see your righteousness, and all kings your glory. You will be called by a new name that the Lord's mouth will announce. 3 You will be a glorious crown in the Lord's hand, and a royal diadem in the palm of your God. 4 You will no longer be called Deserted, and your land will not be called Desolate; instead, you will be called My Delight is in Her,a and your land Married;b for the Lord delights in you, and your land will be married. 5 For as a young man marries a virgin, so your sons will marry you; and as a bridegroom rejoicesc over [his] bride, so your God will rejoice over you. 6 Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen on your walls; they will never be silent, day or night. You, who remind the Lord, no rest for you! 7 Do not give Him rest until He establishes and makes her Jerusalem the praise of the earth. 8 The Lord has sworn with His right hand and His strong arm: I will no longer give your grain to your enemies for food, and foreigners will not drink your new wine you have labored for. 9 For those who gather grain will eat it and praise the Lord, and those who harvest the grapes will drink [the wine] in My holy courts. 10 Go out, go out through the gates; prepare a way for the people! Build it up, build up the highway; clear away the stones! Raise a banner for the peoples. 11 Look, the Lord has proclaimed to the end of the earth, "Say to Daughter Zion: Look, your salvation is coming, His reward is with Him, and His recompense is before Him." 12 And they will be calledd the Holy People, the Lord's Redeemed; and you will be called Cared For, A City Not Deserted.
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