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Isaiah 62 World English Bible (WEB)

62 For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace,
    and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest,
until her righteousness shines out like the dawn,
    and her salvation like a burning lamp.
The nations will see your righteousness,
    and all kings your glory,
and you will be called by a new name,
    which Yahweh‘s mouth will name.
You will also be a crown of beauty in Yahweh‘s hand,
    and a royal diadem in your God‘s hand.
You will not be called Forsaken any more;
    nor will your land be called Desolate any more:
but you will be called Hephzibah,[a]
    and your land Beulah;[b]
for Yahweh delights in you,
    and your land will be married.
For as a young man marries a virgin,
    so your sons will marry you.
As a bridegroom rejoices over his bride,
    so your God will rejoice over you.
I have set watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem.
    They will never be silent day nor night.
You who call on Yahweh, take no rest,
    and give him no rest, until he establishes,
    and until he makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

Yahweh has sworn by his right hand,
    and by the arm of his strength,
“Surely I will no more give your grain to be food for your enemies;
    and foreigners will not drink your new wine, for which you have labored;
but those who have harvested it will eat it, and praise Yahweh;
    and those who have gathered it will drink it in the courts of my sanctuary.”

10 Go through, go through the gates!
    Prepare the way of the people!
Build up, build up the highway!
    Gather out the stones!
    Lift up a banner for the peoples.
11 Behold, Yahweh has proclaimed to the end of the earth,
    “Say to the daughter of Zion,
    ‘Behold, your salvation comes.
Behold, his reward is with him,
    and his recompense before him.’”
12 They will call them The holy people,
    Yahweh’s redeemed.
You will be called Sought out,
    A city not forsaken.

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 62:4 Hephibah means “I delight in her”.
  2. Isaiah 62:4 Beulah means “married”
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Isaiah 62 New International Version (NIV)

Zion’s New Name

62 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.
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.
You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord’s hand,
    a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
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.
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.

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

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;
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.

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 62:4 Hephzibah means my delight is in her.
  2. Isaiah 62:4 Beulah means married.
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