62 ·Because I love Jerusalem [L For Zion’s sake], I will ·continue to speak for her [not be silent]; for Jerusalem’s sake I will not ·stop speaking [be silent] until her ·goodness [vindication; righteousness] shines like ·a bright light [brightness], until her salvation burns bright like a ·flame [torch]. 2 Jerusalem, the nations will see your ·goodness [righteousness; vindication], and all kings will see your glory. Then you will ·have [L be called by] a new name, which the [L mouth of the]Lord himself will ·give you [name]. 3 You will be like a ·beautiful crown [crown of majesty/glory] in the Lord’s hand, like a ·king’s crown [royal diadem] in your God’s hand. 4 You will never again be called ·the People that God Left [L Abandoned; Deserted], nor your land ·the Land that God Destroyed [Desolate]. You will be called ·the People God Loves [L My Delight Is In Her; T Hephzibah; C a proper name], and your land will be called ·the Bride of God [L Married; T Beulah; C a proper name], because the Lord ·loves you [takes delight in you]. And your land will ·belong to him as a bride belongs to her husband [be married]. 5 As a young man marries a ·woman [young woman; virgin], so your ·children [or builder] will marry ·your land [L you]. As a ·man [L bridegroom] rejoices over ·his new wife [the bride], so your God will rejoice over you.
6 Jerusalem, I ·have put guards [post watchmen] on your walls. They ·must not [or will never] be silent day or night. You people who ·remind the Lord of your needs in prayer [or call on the Lord] should ·never be quiet [take no rest]. 7 You should ·not stop praying to him [L give him no rest] until he builds up Jerusalem and makes it a city ·all people will praise [of praise/pride in the earth].
8 The Lord ·has made a promise [L swears by his right hand], and by his ·power he will keep his promise [L mighty arm]. He said, “I will never again give your grain as food to your enemies. I will not let ·your enemies [foreigners] drink the new wine that you have worked to make. 9 Those who ·gather food [gather/harvest it] will eat it, and they will praise the Lord. Those who gather the grapes will drink the wine in the courts of my ·Temple [sanctuary; holy place].”
10 Go through, go through the gates! Make the way ready for the people. Build up, build up the ·road [highway]! Move all the stones off the road. Raise ·the banner as a sign [a standard/signal flag] for the ·people [nations].
11 The Lord ·is speaking [announces] to ·all the faraway lands [L the end of the earth]: “·Tell the people of Jerusalem [L Say to the daughter of Zion; Zech. 9:9], ‘Look, your Savior is coming. He is bringing ·your reward to you [L his reward with him]; ·he is bringing his payment [his recompense/reward is] with him.’” 12 ·His people [L They] will be called the Holy People, the ·Saved People [Redeemed] of the Lord, and Jerusalem will be called ·the City God Wants [L Sought After], the City ·God Has Not Rejected [or Not Abandoned; Deserted].
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