Now I will tell you
    what I am going to do to my vineyard:
I will take away its hedge,
    and it will be destroyed;(A)
I will break down its wall,(B)
    and it will be trampled.(C)

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The Lord Almighty(A) has declared in my hearing:(B)

“Surely the great houses will become desolate,(C)
    the fine mansions left without occupants.

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15 “Although you have been forsaken(A) and hated,
    with no one traveling(B) through,
I will make you the everlasting pride(C)
    and the joy(D) of all generations.

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No longer will they call you Deserted,(A)
    or name your land Desolate.(B)
But you will be called Hephzibah,[a](C)
    and your land Beulah[b];
for the Lord will take delight(D) in you,
    and your land will be married.(E)

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Footnotes

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

29 At the sound of horsemen and archers(A)
    every town takes to flight.(B)
Some go into the thickets;
    some climb up among the rocks.(C)
All the towns are deserted;(D)
    no one lives in them.

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17 But I will restore you to health
    and heal(A) your wounds,’
declares the Lord,
‘because you are called an outcast,(B)
    Zion for whom no one cares.’(C)

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