The Future Glory of Zion

54 “Sing, barren woman,(A)
    you who never bore a child;
burst into song, shout for joy,(B)
    you who were never in labor;(C)
because more are the children(D) of the desolate(E) woman
    than of her who has a husband,(F)
says the Lord.

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For you will spread out to the right and to the left;
    your descendants(A) will dispossess nations(B)
    and settle in their desolate(C) cities.

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18 No longer will violence(A) be heard in your land,
    nor ruin or destruction(B) within your borders,
but you will call your walls Salvation(C)
    and your gates Praise.(D)

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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.