Isaiah 62

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Zion's Coming Salvation

1 1For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not be quiet, 2until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a burning torch.
2 3The nations shall see your righteousness, and all the kings your glory, 4and you shall be called by a new name that the mouth of the LORD will give.
3 You shall be 5a crown of beauty in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
4 6You shall no more be termed 7Forsaken,[a] and your land shall no more be termed Desolate,[b] 8but you shall be called 9My Delight Is in Her,[c] and your land Married;[d] for the LORD delights in you, and your land shall be married.
5 For as a young man marries a young woman, so 10shall your sons marry you, and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so 11shall your God rejoice over you.
6 On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have set 12watchmen; all the day and all the night they shall never be silent. You who put the LORD in remembrance, take no rest,
7 and give him no rest until he establishes Jerusalem and makes it 13a praise in the earth.
8 The LORD has sworn 14by his right hand and by his mighty arm: "I will not again give 15your grain to be food for your enemies, 16and foreigners shall not drink your wine for which you have labored;
9 but 17those who garner it shall eat it and praise the LORD, and 18those who gather it shall drink it in the courts of my sanctuary."[e]
10 Go through, go through the gates; 19prepare the way for the people; 20build up, build up the highway; clear it of stones; 21lift up a signal over the peoples.
11 Behold, the LORD has proclaimed to the end of the earth: 22Say to the daughter of Zion, 23"Behold, your salvation comes; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him."
12 24And they shall be called The Holy People, The Redeemed of the LORD; 25and you shall be called Sought Out, A City Not Forsaken.

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Isaiah 62 Commentary

Chapter 62

God's care of his church and people. (1-5) The office of ministers in preaching the gospel. (6-9) Every hinderance shall be removed from the way of salvation. (10-12)

Verses 1-5 The Son of God here assures his church of his unfailing love, and his pleading for her under all trails and difficulties. She shall be called by a new name, a pleasant name, such as she was never called by before. The state of true religion in the world, before the preaching of the gospel, no man seemed to have any real concern for. God, by his grace, has wrought that in his church, which makes her his delight. Let us thence learn motives to holiness. If the Lord rejoices over us, we should rejoice in his service.

Verses 6-9 God's professing people must be a praying people. He is not displeased with us for being earnest, as men commonly are; he bids us to cry after him, and give him no rest, ( luke 11:5 luke 11:6 ) . It is a sign that God is coming to a people in mercy, when he pours out a spirit of prayer upon them. See how uncertain our creature-comforts are. See also God's mercy in giving plenty, and peace to enjoy it. Let us delight in attending the courts of the Lord, that we may enjoy the consolations of his Spirit.

Verses 10-12 Way shall be made for Christ's salvation; all difficulties shall be removed. He brings a reward of comfort and peace with him; but a work of humiliation and reformation before him; and they shall be called, The holy people, and, The redeemed of the Lord. Holiness puts honour and beauty upon any place or person, makes them admired, beloved, and sought after. Many events may have been part fulfilments of this, as earnests of more glorious times yet to come. The close connexion between the blessedness of the Jews and of the Gentiles, runs through the Scriptures. The Lord Jesus will complete his work, and he never will forsake one whom he has redeemed and sanctified.

Cross References 25

  • 1. ver. 6, 7
  • 2. [Proverbs 4:18]
  • 3. Isaiah 60:3; Psalms 98:2
  • 4. Isaiah 60:14; [Revelation 2:17; Revelation 3:12]
  • 5. Zechariah 9:16; [Isaiah 54:11, 12]
  • 6. Hosea 1:10; 1 Peter 2:10; See Isaiah 54:6
  • 7. Isaiah 49:14; Isaiah 54:1, 7; Isaiah 60:15
  • 8. [See ver. 2 above]
  • 9. Malachi 3:12
  • 10. [Isaiah 51:18]
  • 11. Isaiah 65:19
  • 12. Isaiah 52:8; Isaiah 56:10
  • 13. Isaiah 60:18; [Isaiah 61:11; Zephaniah 3:20]
  • 14. [Hebrews 6:13]
  • 15. Deuteronomy 28:33; Jeremiah 5:17
  • 16. [Isaiah 65:21, 22]
  • 17. [Deuteronomy 12:12; Deuteronomy 14:23, 26]
  • 18. [Deuteronomy 12:12; Deuteronomy 14:23, 26]
  • 19. Isaiah 40:3
  • 20. Isaiah 57:14
  • 21. Isaiah 11:10; Isaiah 49:22
  • 22. Zechariah 9:9; [Matthew 21:5; John 12:15]
  • 23. Isaiah 40:10
  • 24. Isaiah 61:6
  • 25. ver. 4; [Isaiah 61:4]

Footnotes 5

Chapter Summary


This chapter is a continuation of the prophecy of the glory of the church in the latter day. The prophet expresses his earnest desire for it, and his full assurance of it, Isa 62:1,2 which should lie in a new name, by which she should be called, and in her being a glorious crown and diadem in the hand of the Lord, Isa 62:3,4, in having her sons with her, and the Lord rejoicing over her, Isa 62:5, in having watchmen on her walls, and such as are the Lord's remembrancers in the midst of her, Isa 62:6,7, in plenty of food, Isa 62:8,9, in the coming of the Saviour, and in the gathering of elect Gentiles both to him and her, Isa 62:10-12.

Isaiah 62 Commentaries

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