Lexham English Bible
Zion’s New Identity
62 For the sake of Zion I will not be silent,
and for the sake of Jerusalem I will not maintain a quiet attitude,
until her righteousness goes out like the bright light,
and her salvation burns like a torch.
2 And the nations shall see your righteousness,
and all the kings your glory,
and you will be called[a] a new name
that the mouth of Yahweh will designate.
3 And you shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of Yahweh,
and a headband of royalty in the hand of your God.
4 It shall no longer be said of you, “Forsaken,”
and it shall no longer be said of your land, “Desolation!”
but you will[b] be called “My Delight Is In Her,”
and your land, “Married,”
for Yahweh delights in you,
and your land shall be married.
5 For as a young man marries a virgin,
so shall your sons marry you,
and as is the joy of the bridegroom over the bride,
so shall your God rejoice over you.
6 I have appointed watchmen upon your walls, Jerusalem;
all day and all night they shall never be silent.
You who profess Yahweh have no rest.
7 And you must not give him rest until he establishes,
and until he makes[c] Jerusalem an object of praise[d] in the earth.
8 Yahweh has sworn by his right hand,
and by his mighty arm,[e]
“Surely I will never again give your grain as food to your enemies,[f]
and surely foreigners[g] shall not drink your new wine at which you have labored.”
9 But those who gather it shall eat it, and they shall praise Yahweh,
and those who gather it shall drink it in my holy courts.[h]
10 Pass through, pass through the gates!
Make the way clear for[i] the people!
Pile up, pile up the highway; clear it of stones![j]
Lift up an ensign over the peoples!
11 Look! Yahweh has proclaimed to the end of the earth:
Say to daughter Zion, “Look, your salvation is coming!
Look, his reward is with him,
and his reward before him.
12 And they shall call them “The Holy People,[k] The Redeemed Of Yahweh,”
and you[l] shall be called “Sought After, A City Is Not Forsaken.”
- Isaiah 62:2 Literally “it shall be called to you”
- Isaiah 62:4 Literally “to you it shall”
- Isaiah 62:7 Literally “places”
- Isaiah 62:7 Literally “a praise”
- Isaiah 62:8 Literally “the arm of his might”
- Isaiah 62:8 Literally “those who are hostile to you”
- Isaiah 62:8 Literally “sons of a foreign country”
- Isaiah 62:9 Literally “the courts of my holiness”
- Isaiah 62:10 Literally “of”
- Isaiah 62:10 Hebrew “stone”
- Isaiah 62:12 Literally “People of the Holiness”
- Isaiah 62:12 Literally “to you it”