1I will not keep silent because of Zion,
and I will not keep still because of Jerusalem, # Ps 83:1; Is 64:12; 65:6
until her righteousness shines like a bright light # Is 1:26; 58:8; 61:11
and her salvation, like a flaming torch.
2Nations will see your righteousness # Is 60:3
and all kings, your glory.
You will be called by a new name
that the Lord’s mouth will announce. # Is 60:14; Rv 2:17; 3:12
3You will be a glorious crown in the Lord’s hand,
and a royal diadem in the palm of your God. # Is 28:5; Zch 9:16; 1Th 2:19
4You will no longer be called Deserted, # Is 54:6-7; 60:15,18
and your land will not be called Desolate;
instead, you will be called My Delight is in Her, # Or Hephzibah
and your land Married; # Or Beulah # Hs 2:19-20
for the Lord delights in you,
and your land will be married.
5For as a young man marries a young woman,
so your sons will marry you;
and as a groom rejoices # Lit and the rejoicing of the groom over his bride,
so your God will rejoice over you. # Is 65:19
I have appointed watchmen on your walls; # Is 52:8; Jr 6:17; Ezk 3:17; 33:7
they will never be silent, day or night.
There is no rest for you,
who remind the Lord.
7Do not give Him rest
until He establishes and makes Jerusalem
the praise of the earth. # Is 60:18; Jr 33:9; Zph 3:19-20
8The Lord has sworn with His right hand
and His strong arm:
I will no longer give your grain
to your enemies for food, # Lv 26:16; Dt 28:31,33; Jdg 6:3-6; Is 1:7; Jr 5:17
and foreigners will not drink your new wine
you have labored for.
9For those who gather grain will eat it
and praise the Lord,
and those who harvest the grapes will drink the wine
in My holy courts.
10Go out, go out through the gates;
prepare a way for the people!
Build it up, build up the highway; # Is 11:16; 19:23; 35:8; 49:11; 57:14
clear away the stones!
Raise a banner for the peoples. # Is 11:10,12; 49:22
11Look, the Lord has proclaimed
to the ends of the earth,
“Say to Daughter Zion: # Mt 21:5; Zch 9:9
Look, your salvation is coming,
His reward is with Him, # Is 40:10; Rv 22:12
and His gifts accompany Him.”
12And they will be called # Lit will call them the Holy People, # Dt 7:6; Is 4:3; 1Pt 2:9
the Lord’s Redeemed;
and you will be called Cared For,
A City Not Deserted.