Isaiah 62:12
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New International Version
They will be called the Holy People, the Redeemed of the LORD; and you will be called Sought After, the City No Longer Deserted.

New Living Translation
They will be called "The Holy People" and "The People Redeemed by the LORD." And Jerusalem will be known as "The Desirable Place" and "The City No Longer Forsaken."

English Standard Version
And they shall be called The Holy People, The Redeemed of the LORD; and you shall be called Sought Out, A City Not Forsaken.

New American Standard Bible
And they will call them, "The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD"; And you will be called, "Sought out, a city not forsaken."

King James Bible
And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And they will be called the Holy People, the LORD's Redeemed; and you will be called Cared For, A City Not Deserted.

International Standard Version
People will call them, 'The Holy People,' 'The Redeemed of the LORD'; and they will call you, 'Sought After,' 'The City Not Deserted.'"

NET Bible
They will be called, "The Holy People, the Ones Protected by the LORD." You will be called, "Sought After, City Not Abandoned."

New Heart English Bible
They shall call them The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and you shall be called Sought out, A city not forsaken.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They will be called Holy People, Those Reclaimed by the LORD, and you will be called Sought After, a City Not Deserted.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they shall call them The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD; And thou shalt be called Sought out, A city not forsaken.

New American Standard 1977
And they will call them, “The holy people,
            The redeemed of the LORD”;
            And you will be called, “Sought out, a city not forsaken.”



Jubilee Bible 2000
And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD; and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.

King James 2000 Bible
And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and you shall be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.

American King James Version
And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and you shall be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.

American Standard Version
And they shall call them The holy people, The redeemed of Jehovah: and thou shalt be called Sought out, A city not forsaken.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they shall call them, The holy people, the redeemed of the Lord. But thou shalt be called: A city sought after, and not forsaken.

Darby Bible Translation
And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of Jehovah; and thou shalt be called, The sought out, The city not forsaken.

English Revised Version
And they shall call them The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called Sought out, A city not forsaken.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.

World English Bible
They shall call them The holy people, The redeemed of Yahweh: and you shall be called Sought out, A city not forsaken.

Young's Literal Translation
And they have cried to them, 'People of the Holy One, Redeemed of Jehovah,' Yea, to thee is called, 'Sought out one, a city not forsaken!'

Study Bible
Zion's Salvation and New Name
11Behold, the LORD has proclaimed to the end of the earth, Say to the daughter of Zion, "Lo, your salvation comes; Behold His reward is with Him, and His recompense before Him." 12And they will call them, "The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD"; And you will be called, "Sought out, a city not forsaken."
Cross References
1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, to proclaim the virtues of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

Exodus 19:6
and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.' These are the words that you shall speak to the sons of Israel."

Deuteronomy 7:6
"For you are a holy people to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.

Deuteronomy 26:19
and that He will set you high above all nations which He has made, for praise, fame, and honor; and that you shall be a consecrated people to the LORD your God, as He has spoken."

Psalm 107:2
Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary

Isaiah 1:27
Zion will be redeemed with justice And her repentant ones with righteousness.

Isaiah 4:3
It will come about that he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy-- everyone who is recorded for life in Jerusalem.

Isaiah 35:9
No lion will be there, Nor will any vicious beast go up on it; These will not be found there. But the redeemed will walk there,

Isaiah 41:17
"The afflicted and needy are seeking water, but there is none, And their tongue is parched with thirst; I, the LORD, will answer them Myself, As the God of Israel I will not forsake them.

Isaiah 42:16
"I will lead the blind by a way they do not know, In paths they do not know I will guide them. I will make darkness into light before them And rugged places into plains. These are the things I will do, And I will not leave them undone."
Treasury of Scripture

And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and you shall be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.

the holy

Isaiah 60:21 Your people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land …

Deuteronomy 7:6 For you are an holy people to the LORD your God: the LORD your God …

Deuteronomy 26:19 And to make you high above all nations which he has made, in praise, …

Deuteronomy 28:9 The LORD shall establish you an holy people to himself, as he has …

2 Peter 2:9 The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to …

the redeemed

Isaiah 35:9 No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, …

Psalm 107:2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he has redeemed from the …

1 Peter 1:18,19 For as much as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible …

Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, …

sought out

Isaiah 65:1 I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that …

Ezekiel 34:11-16 For thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my …

Matthew 18:11-13 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost…

Luke 15:4,5 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, …

Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

John 4:23 But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship …

John 10:16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must …

not

Isaiah 62:4 You shall no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall your land any …

Matthew 16:18 And I say also to you, That you are Peter, and on this rock I will …

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: …

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with …

(12) The redeemed of the Lord.--Literally, ransomed, as in Isaiah 35:10; Isaiah 51:10.

Sought out . . .--i.e., a city which men would seek after to honour, and promote its welfare. (Comp. the opposite, "Zion, which no man seeketh after," in Jeremiah 30:17.)

A city not forsaken.--With special reference to the name "Azubah" in Isaiah 62:4. (Comp, the change of names in Hosea 2:1.)

Verse 12. - They shall call them; or, men shall call them, equivalent to "they shall be called." The holy people. The Persians in some degree recognized this character in the Israelites (Ezra 1:2, 3; Ezra 6:8-12: 7:12-26). So did Alexander, according to Josephus. The Romans, on the contrary, regarded them as the votaries of a degrading superstition. Since the Roman conquest, they have been almost universally despised. Perhaps the prophecy may be considered to still await its complete fulfilment. Thou shalt be called. "Thou" refers to Zion or Jerusalem. She should be called Sought out - i.e. a special object of God's care - and A city not for-saken - the very opposite of her former name (ver. 4), which was "Forsaken." All the conditions of her former existence would be altered, nay, reversed, in the future.



And they shall call them the holy people,.... For whom the way is prepared, to whom the standard is lifted up, and the proclamation made, and who upon it are gathered in to Christ the Saviour, and to the church: these shall be called, by men that know them, have a spirit of discerning, and are capable of judging, "the holy people"; a people separated and set apart for God, for his service and glory; chosen to be a special people, above all the people of the earth; chosen through sanctification of the Spirit, and to holiness here and hereafter, and so sanctified by God the Father, as in Jde 1:1, and in consequence of it are made holy by the Spirit of God, in the effectual calling; they are not holy by nature, nor by their own power, but by the grace of God, who calls them with a holy calling, and to holiness, and implants principles of grace and holiness in them, so that they are truly and really so. This character respects the church and its members in the latter day, when everyone that remains in Jerusalem, and every pot and vessel there, shall be holiness to the Lord; yea, that shall be upon the bells of the horses, Isaiah 4:3,

the redeemed of the Lord; which character includes the blessing of redemption, from whence the denomination is, which is a blessing of a spiritual nature; the redemption of the soul from sin, Satan, the law, its curse, and condemnation, and from all enemies; a blessing early in the heart of God; contrived by his infinite wisdom; secured in the covenant of grace; wrought out by Christ; is a plenteous one, containing various blessings of grace in it, and, in its effects and consequences, of an eternal duration: this character is also expressive of Christ, as the author of the above blessing: these are not redeemed by themselves, nor by their friends, nor by men, nor by angels, but by the Lord; who, as man, is the near kinsman of his people, and has the right to redeem; as God, he is mighty and able to redeem them; and who by his precious blood has obtained redemption for them; so that he has a property in them, which is asserted in this character; they are not their own, nor any other's but his, a peculiar people, redeemed from among men, the special favourites of heaven; and who, in consequence of it, are called, and kept, and saved with an everlasting salvation:

and thou shalt be called, Sought out; thou, daughter of Zion; or the church of God, consisting of elect, redeemed, and called ones; such as are sought out of the ruins of the fall, among the men of the world, and dust of the earth; found in a very miserable condition, usually by means of the Gospel, and by Christ, who knows them well, where are, and what the time of finding them, and can by name, and does; all which is the fruit and effect of his love unto them; though this character may chiefly respect the notice that will be taken of the church in the latter day; whereas she has been Zion, whom no man seeks after, Jeremiah 30:17, now she shall be sought and flocked unto by all nations, and by great personages, even by the kings and princes of the earth, Isaiah 2:2.

A city not forsaken; the city of the living God, of which saints are fellow citizens, consisting of many persons, in good and flourishing circumstances, and which shall not be forsaken of men, as it has been, Isaiah 60:15, but shall be filled with converts, both Jews and Gentiles; nor forsaken of God, but shall enjoy his gracious presence, and sensible communion with him in his ordinances; nor shall any of its true members be forsaken, or the work of grace in them; they shall none of them perish, but have everlasting life; so that here is a cluster of glorious doctrines, in their order and connection one with another: election in the first character; redemption in the second; effectual calling in the third; and final perseverance in the last. 12. Sought out—Sought after and highly prized by Jehovah; answering to "not forsaken" in the parallel clause; no longer abandoned, but loved; image from a wife (Isa 62:4; Jer 30:14). 62:10-12 Way shall be made for Christ's salvation; all difficulties shall be removed. He brings a reward of comfort and peace with him; but a work of humiliation and reformation before him; and they shall be called, The holy people, and, The redeemed of the Lord. Holiness puts honour and beauty upon any place or person, makes them admired, beloved, and sought after. Many events may have been part fulfilments of this, as earnests of more glorious times yet to come. The close connexion between the blessedness of the Jews and of the Gentiles, runs through the Scriptures. The Lord Jesus will complete his work, and he never will forsake one whom he has redeemed and sanctified.
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