Isaiah 62:7

7 and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth.

Isaiah 62:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
ESV
7 and give him no rest until he establishes Jerusalem and makes it a praise in the earth.
NLT
7 Give the LORD no rest until he completes his work, until he makes Jerusalem the pride of the earth.
MSG
7 They are to give him no peace until he does what he said, until he makes Jerusalem famous as the City of Praise.
CSB
7 Do not give Him rest until He establishes and makes her Jerusalem the praise of the earth.

Isaiah 62:7 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 62:7

And give him no rest
Not let him alone, as he desired that Moses would, but wrestle with him as Jacob did, and not let him go without the blessing; be importunate with him, as the widow with the unjust judge; and be incessant in prayer:

until he establish;
his church; which, though founded by him, and built upon the sure foundation of his laying, upon a rock, against which the gates of hell cannot prevail; yet, as to its outward state, is sometimes fluctuating and unstable; it is not always in the same place, nor in the same circumstances; but in the latter day it will be established on the top of the mountains, and will be a tabernacle that shall not be taken down; which is the Lord's work to do, and which he has promised; and therefore may be prayed for in faith, nor should saints cease praying till it is done, ( Isaiah 2:2 ) ( 33:20 ) ( Psalms 48:2 ) ( 87:5 ) :

and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth;
matter of praise; till the church and its members become famous in the world, and shall be praised by men, and God shall be praised for their sakes; for the purity of Gospel doctrines and ordinances; for unity in worship; for cordial love and affection to each other; for holiness of life and conversation; for number, and for figure, converts numerous, and many of these great personages; when what is now to its discredit and dispraise will be removed; all false doctrine, or mixtures of it the many sects and parties which go by the Christian name; the sad divisions and animosities among them; the impure lives of many professors; the small number of real Christians; their meanness and poverty.

Isaiah 62:7 In-Context

5 As a young man marries a young woman, so will your Builder marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you.
6 I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the LORD, give yourselves no rest,
7 and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth.
8 The LORD has sworn by his right hand and by his mighty arm: “Never again will I give your grain as food for your enemies, and never again will foreigners drink the new wine for which you have toiled;
9 but those who harvest it will eat it and praise the LORD, and those who gather the grapes will drink it in the courts of my sanctuary.”

Cross References 2

  • 1. Matthew 15:21-28; Luke 18:1-8
  • 2. S Deuteronomy 26:19; S Isaiah 60:18