|Zions Glory and New Name|
1For Zions sake I will not keep silent,
And for Jerusalems sake I will not keep quiet,
Until her righteousness goes forth like brightness,
And her salvation like a torch that is burning.
2The nations will see your righteousness,
And all kings your glory;
And you will be called by a new name
Which the mouth of the LORD will designate.
3You will also be a crown of beauty in the hand of the LORD,
And a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
4It will no longer be said to you, Forsaken,
Nor to your land will it any longer be said, Desolate;
But you will be called, My delight is in her,
And your land, Married;
For the LORD delights in you,
And to Him your land will be married.
5For as a young man marries a virgin,
So your sons will marry you;
And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride,
So your God will rejoice over you.
6On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen;
All day and all night they will never keep silent.
You who remind the LORD, take no rest for yourselves;
7And give Him no rest until He establishes
And makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
8The LORD has sworn by His right hand and by His strong arm,
I will never again give your grain as food for your enemies;
Nor will foreigners drink your new wine for which you have labored.
9But those who garner it will eat it and praise the LORD;
And those who gather it will drink it in the courts of My sanctuary.
10Go through, go through the gates,
Clear the way for the people;
Build up, build up the highway,
Remove the stones, lift up a standard over the peoples.
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.
NASB © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation
Jerusalem, Jerusalem's, Zion
1. The fervent desire of the prophet to confirm the church in God's promises.
6. The office of the ministers in preaching the Gospel
10. And preparing the people thereto