Isaiah 62:1
New International Version
For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem's sake I will not remain quiet, till her vindication shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch.

New Living Translation
Because I love Zion, I will not keep still. Because my heart yearns for Jerusalem, I cannot remain silent. I will not stop praying for her until her righteousness shines like the dawn, and her salvation blazes like a burning torch.

English Standard Version
For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet, until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a burning torch.

Berean Study Bible
For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not keep still, until her righteousness shines like a bright light, her salvation like a blazing torch.

King James Bible
For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.

New King James Version
For Zion’s sake I will not hold My peace, And for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, Until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, And her salvation as a lamp that burns.

New American Standard Bible
For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, And for Jerusalem’s sake I will not keep quiet, Until her righteousness goes forth like brightness, And her salvation like a torch that is burning.

NASB 1995
For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, And for Jerusalem's sake I will not keep quiet, Until her righteousness goes forth like brightness, And her salvation like a torch that is burning.

NASB 1977
For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, And for Jerusalem’s sake I will not keep quiet, Until her righteousness goes forth like brightness, And her salvation like a torch that is burning.

Amplified Bible
For Zion’s sake I (Isaiah) will not be silent, And for Jerusalem’s sake I will not keep quiet, Until her righteousness and vindication go forth as brightness, And her salvation goes forth like a burning torch.

Christian Standard Bible
I will not keep silent because of Zion, and I will not keep still because of Jerusalem, until her righteousness shines like a bright light and her salvation, like a flaming torch.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will not keep silent because of Zion, and I will not keep still because of Jerusalem, until her righteousness shines like a bright light and her salvation, like a flaming torch.

American Standard Version
For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her righteousness go forth as brightness, and her salvation as a lamp that burneth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because of Zion I shall not be silent, and because of Jerusalem I shall not be still, until her righteousness shall go forth as the light, and her salvation shall blaze like lamps

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For Sion's sake I will not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her righteousness go forth as light, and my salvation burn as a torch.

Contemporary English Version
Jerusalem, I will speak up for your good. I will never be silent till you are safe and secure, sparkling like a flame.

Douay-Rheims Bible
FOR Sion's sake I will not hold my peace, and for the sake of Jerusalem, I will not rest till her just one come forth as brightness, and her saviour be lighted as a lamp.

English Revised Version
For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her righteousness go forth as brightness, and her salvation as a lamp that burneth.

Good News Translation
I will speak out to encourage Jerusalem; I will not be silent until she is saved, And her victory shines like a torch in the night.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
For Zion's sake I will not remain silent. For Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until its righteousness shines like the dawn and its salvation burns brightly like a torch.

International Standard Version
"And I won't remain silent, and for Jerusalem's sake I won't stay quiet, until her vindication shines out like brightness, and her salvation like a burning torch.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For Zion's sake will I not hold My peace, And for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, Until her triumph go forth as brightness, And her salvation as a torch that burneth.

Literal Standard Version
For Zion’s sake I am not silent, "" And for Jerusalem’s sake I do not rest, "" Until her righteousness goes out as brightness, "" And her salvation burns as a torch.

NET Bible
"For the sake of Zion I will not be silent; for the sake of Jerusalem I will not be quiet, until her vindication shines brightly and her deliverance burns like a torch."

New Heart English Bible
For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her righteousness go forth as brightness, and her salvation as a lamp that burns.

World English Bible
For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her righteousness go forth as brightness, and her salvation as a lamp that burns.

Young's Literal Translation
For Zion's sake I am not silent, And for Jerusalem's sake I do not rest, Till her righteousness go out as brightness, And her salvation, as a torch that burneth.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Zion's Salvation and New Name
1For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not keep still, until her righteousness shines like a bright light, her salvation like a blazing torch. 2Nations will see your righteousness, and all kings your glory. You will be called by a new name that the mouth of the LORD will bestow.…

Cross References
Isaiah 1:26
I will restore your judges as at first, and your counselors as at the beginning. After that you will be called the City of Righteousness, the Faithful City."

Isaiah 26:2
Open the gates so a righteous nation may enter--one that remains faithful.

Isaiah 46:13
I am bringing My righteousness near; it is not far away, and My salvation will not be delayed. I will grant salvation to Zion and adorn Israel with My splendor.

Isaiah 48:18
If only you had paid attention to My commandments, your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like waves of the sea.

Isaiah 52:10
The LORD has bared His holy arm in the sight of all the nations; all the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God.

Isaiah 54:14
In righteousness you will be established, far from oppression, for you will have no fear. Terror will be far removed, for it will not come near you.

Isaiah 58:8
Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will come quickly. Your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.

Isaiah 61:11
For as the earth brings forth its growth, and as a garden enables seed to spring up, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring up before all the nations.


Treasury of Scripture

For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burns.

Zion's

Isaiah 62:6,7
I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence, …

Psalm 51:18
Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.

Psalm 102:13-16
Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come…

the righteousness

Isaiah 1:26,27
And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellers as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city…

Isaiah 32:15-17
Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest…

Isaiah 51:5,6,9
My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust…









LXII.

(1) For Zion's sake . . .--Opinions again differ as to the speaker. Is he the prophet, or the Servant of Jehovah, or Jehovah Himself ? On the whole, the second view seems to be most in harmony with what follows. The true Servant will carry on what in the language of later theology may be called his mediatorial intercessory work, that there may be no delay in the fulfilment of the glorious promises that have just been uttered.

As brightness.--Better, as the brightness of morning, the word being thus used in Isaiah 60:3, Proverbs 4:18.

As a lamp . . .--Better, as a burning torch.

Verses 1-12. - FURTHER GRACIOUS PROMISES MADE TO ISRAEL BY "THE SERVANT." Some regard the speaker in this chapter as Jehovah; some as the prophet, or the prophetical order; some as "the Servant." The last supposition appears to us the simplest and the best. The close connection with the preceding chapter is evident. If that then be, in the main, "a soliloquy of the Servant," this should he a continuation of the soliloquy. Israel is promised "righteousness," "glory," "a new name," a guard of angels, a time of peace and prosperity, deliverance from Babylon, and triumphant establishment in Zion under God's protection. Verse 1. - For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace. In the past God has kept silence (Isaiah 42:14; Isaiah 57:11). "The Servant" has not caused his voice to be heard. Babylon has been allowed to continue her oppression unchecked. But now there will be a change. God will lift up his voice, and the nations will hear; and the "salvation" of Israel will be effected speedily. For Jerusalem's sake. "Zion" and "Jerusalem" are used throughout as synonyms (Isaiah 2:3; Isaiah 4:3, 4; Isaiah 31:4, 5, and 9; 33:20; 40:9; 41:27; 52:1; 64:10, etc.), like "Israel" and Jacob." Strictly speaking, "Zion" is the mountain, "Jerusalem" the city built upon it. Until the righteousness thereof go forth (comp. Isaiah 54:17; Isaiah 61:10, 11). As brightness; or, as the dawn (comp Isaiah 60:3; Proverbs 4:18; Daniel 6:19). Salvation... as a lamp that burneth; rather, as a torch that blazeth (comp. Judges 15:4; Nahum 2:14; Zechariah 12:6). Israel's "salvation" would be made manifest; primarily by her triumphant return from Babylon, and more completely by her position in the final kingdom of the Redeemer.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For Zion’s
צִיּוֹן֙ (ṣî·yō·wn)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 6726: Zion -- a mountain in Jerusalem, also a name for Jerusalem

sake
לְמַ֤עַן (lə·ma·‘an)
Preposition
Strong's 4616: Purpose -- intent

I will not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

keep silent,
אֶחֱשֶׁ֔ה (’e·ḥĕ·šeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 2814: To be silent, inactive, or still

and for Jerusalem’s
יְרוּשָׁלִַ֖ם (yə·rū·šā·lim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3389: Jerusalem -- probably 'foundation of peace', capital city of all Israel

sake
וּלְמַ֥עַן (ū·lə·ma·‘an)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 4616: Purpose -- intent

I will not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

keep still,
אֶשְׁק֑וֹט (’eš·qō·wṭ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 8252: To be quiet or undisturbed

until
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

her righteousness
צִדְקָ֔הּ (ṣiḏ·qāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 6664: The right, equity, prosperity

shines
יֵצֵ֤א (yê·ṣê)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

like a bright light,
כַנֹּ֙גַהּ֙ (ḵan·nō·ḡah)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5051: Brilliancy

her salvation
וִישׁוּעָתָ֖הּ (wî·šū·‘ā·ṯāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 3444: Something saved, deliverance, aid, victory, prosperity

like a blazing
יִבְעָֽר׃ (yiḇ·‘ār)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1197: To kindle, consume, to be, brutish

torch.
כְּלַפִּ֥יד (kə·lap·pîḏ)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3940: A flambeau, lamp, flame


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