10 I delight greatly in the Lord;
    my soul rejoices(A) in my God.
For he has clothed me with garments of salvation
    and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness,(B)
as a bridegroom adorns his head(C) like a priest,
    and as a bride(D) adorns herself with her jewels.
11 For as the soil makes the sprout come up
    and a garden(E) causes seeds to grow,
so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness(F)
    and praise spring up before all nations.

Zion’s New Name

62 For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent,(G)
    for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet,
till her vindication(H) shines out like the dawn,(I)
    her salvation(J) like a blazing torch.
The nations(K) will see your vindication,
    and all kings your glory;
you will be called by a new name(L)
    that the mouth of the Lord will bestow.
You will be a crown(M) of splendor in the Lord’s hand,
    a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
No longer will they call you Deserted,(N)
    or name your land Desolate.(O)
But you will be called Hephzibah,[a](P)
    and your land Beulah[b];
for the Lord will take delight(Q) in you,
    and your land will be married.(R)
As a young man marries a young woman,
    so will your Builder marry you;
as a bridegroom(S) rejoices over his bride,
    so will your God rejoice(T) over you.

Footnotes

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