16 The Lord’s justice(A) will dwell in the desert,(B)
    his righteousness(C) live in the fertile field.

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The Lord is exalted,(A) for he dwells on high;(B)
    he will fill Zion with his justice(C) and righteousness.(D)

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13 I am bringing my righteousness(A) near,
    it is not far away;
    and my salvation(B) will not be delayed.
I will grant salvation to Zion,(C)
    my splendor(D) to Israel.

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18 If only you had paid attention(A) to my commands,
    your peace(B) would have been like a river,(C)
    your well-being(D) like the waves of the sea.

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11 For as the soil makes the sprout come up
    and a garden(A) causes seeds to grow,
so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness(B)
    and praise spring up before all nations.

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Zion’s New Name

62 For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent,(A)
    for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet,
till her vindication(B) shines out like the dawn,(C)
    her salvation(D) like a blazing torch.

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23 This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: “When I bring them back from captivity,[a](A) the people in the land of Judah and in its towns will once again use these words: ‘The Lord bless(B) you, you prosperous city,(C) you sacred mountain.’(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 31:23 Or I restore their fortunes

This is what the Lord says: “I will return(A) to Zion(B) and dwell in Jerusalem.(C) Then Jerusalem will be called the Faithful City,(D) and the mountain(E) of the Lord Almighty will be called the Holy Mountain.(F)

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