Isaiah 62:1-5

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.

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Isaiah 62:1-5 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO ISAIAH 62

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 62:1-5 In-Context

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,and your land Beulah ; 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.”

Cross References 14

  • 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

Footnotes 2

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