Isaiah 62

Zion’s New Name

1 For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her vindication shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch.
2 The nations will see your vindication, and all kings your glory; you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the LORD will bestow.
3 You will be a crown of splendor in the LORD’s hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
4 No longer will they call you Deserted, or name your land Desolate. But you will be called Hephzibah,[a]and your land Beulah[b] ; for the LORD will take delight in you, and your land will be married.
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.”
10 Pass through, pass through the gates! Prepare the way for the people. Build up, build up the highway! Remove the stones. Raise a banner for the nations.
11 The LORD has made proclamation to the ends of the earth: “Say to Daughter Zion, ‘See, your Savior comes! See, his reward is with him, and his recompense accompanies him.’ ”
12 They will be called the Holy People, the Redeemed of the LORD; and you will be called Sought After, the City No Longer Deserted.

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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 35

  • 1. S Esther 4:14; S Psalms 50:21; S Psalms 83:1
  • 2. S Isaiah 1:26; S Isaiah 45:8
  • 3. S Job 11:17
  • 4. S Psalms 67:2
  • 5. S Psalms 67:2; S Isaiah 40:5; S Isaiah 45:14; Isaiah 52:10; Isaiah 60:3
  • 6. ver 4,12; S Genesis 32:28; S Isaiah 1:26; Revelation 2:17; Revelation 3:12
  • 7. S Isaiah 28:5; Zechariah 9:16; 1 Thessalonians 2:19
  • 8. S Leviticus 26:43; S Isaiah 6:12; S Isaiah 54:6
  • 9. S Isaiah 49:19; S Isaiah 51:19
  • 10. 2 Kings 21:1
  • 11. Isaiah 65:19; Jeremiah 32:41; Zephaniah 3:17; Malachi 3:12
  • 12. Isaiah 54:5; Jeremiah 3:14; Hosea 2:19
  • 13. S Song of Songs 3:11
  • 14. S Deuteronomy 28:63; Isaiah 65:19; Jeremiah 31:12; Zephaniah 3:17
  • 15. S Isaiah 52:8; Ezekiel 3:17; Hebrews 13:17
  • 16. Psalms 132:4
  • 17. Matthew 15:21-28; Luke 18:1-8
  • 18. S Deuteronomy 26:19; S Isaiah 60:18
  • 19. S Genesis 22:16; S Isaiah 14:24; S Isaiah 49:18
  • 20. Deuteronomy 28:30-33; S Isaiah 1:7; Jeremiah 5:17
  • 21. S Isaiah 1:19; Amos 9:14
  • 22. S Deuteronomy 12:7; Joel 2:26
  • 23. Leviticus 23:39
  • 24. S Psalms 24:7; S Isaiah 60:11
  • 25. Isaiah 57:14
  • 26. S Isaiah 11:16
  • 27. S Isaiah 11:10
  • 28. S Deuteronomy 30:4
  • 29. S Psalms 9:14; Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 21:5
  • 30. S Isaiah 35:4; Revelation 22:12
  • 31. S Isaiah 40:10
  • 32. ver 4; S Genesis 32:28
  • 33. S Exodus 19:6; 1 Peter 2:9
  • 34. S Psalms 106:10; S Isaiah 35:9; S Isaiah 44:23
  • 35. S Psalms 27:9; Isaiah 42:16; S Isaiah 54:6

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. "Hephzibah" means "my delight is in her."
  • [b]. "Beulah" means "married."

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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