62 “And[a] I won’t remain silent,[b] and for Jerusalem’s sake I won’t stay quiet, until her vindication shines out like brightness, and her salvation like a burning torch. 2 The nations will see your vindication, and all the kings your glory; and people will call you[c] by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will bestow. 3 You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord’s hand, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God. 4 And[d] you’ll no longer be called ‘Deserted,’ and your land will no longer be called ‘Desolate’; but people will call you[e] ‘Hephzibah,’[f] and your land ‘Beulah’[g]— for the Lord will take delight in you, and your land will be married.”
5 “For just as[h] a young man marries a maiden, so your sons will marry you; and just as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so your God will rejoice over you.
6 “Upon your walls, Jerusalem, I have posted watchmen; all day and all night they won’t[i] remain silent. You who make mention of the Lord, take no rest, 7 and give him no rest until he prepares, establishes[j] and makes Jerusalem a song of praise throughout the earth.
8 “The Lord has sworn by his right hand and by his mighty arm:[k] ‘I will never again give your grain[l] as food for your enemies; never[m] again will foreigners drink your new wine for which you have toiled; 9 but surely[n] those who harvest it will eat it and praise the name of[o] the Lord, and those who gather it will drink it in the courts of my sanctuary,’ says your God.”[p]
The Coming of God to Reign
10 “Pass through[q] the gates! prepare the way for the people! Build up! Build up the highway! Clear it of stumbling stones,[r] speak among the peoples.[s] 11 Here is the Lord! Proclaim[t] to the ends[u] of the earth, say to the inhabitants[v] of Zion: ‘See, your salvation is coming! See, his reward is with him, and his recompenses are[w] before him.’ 12 People will call them, ‘The Holy People,’ ‘The Redeemed of the Lord’; and they will call you,[x] ‘Sought After,’ ‘The City Not Deserted.’”
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