International Standard Version
The Vindication of Jerusalem
and for Jerusalem’s sake I won’t stay quiet,
until her vindication shines out like brightness,
and her salvation like a burning torch.
2The nations will see your vindication,
and all the kings your glory;
and people will call youc by a new name
that the mouth of the LORD will bestow.
3You will be a crown of splendor in the LORD’s hand,
and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
and your land will no longer be called ‘Desolate’;
and your land ‘Beulah’g —
for the LORD will take delight in you,
and your land will be married.”
so your sons will marry you;
and just as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride,
so your God will rejoice over you.
6“Upon your walls, Jerusalem,
I have posted watchmen;
all day and all night
they won’ti remain silent.
You who make mention of the LORD,
take no rest,
7and give him no rest
until he prepares, establishesj and makes Jerusalem
a song of praise throughout the earth.
8“The LORD has sworn by his right hand
and by his mighty arm:k
‘I will never again give your grainl
as food for your enemies;
neverm again will foreigners drink your new wine
for which you have toiled;
and praise the name ofo the LORD,
and those who gather it will drink it
in the courts of my sanctuary,’ says your God.”p
The Coming of God to Reign
prepare the way for the people!
Build up! Build up the highway!
Clear it of stumbling stones,r
speak among the peoples.s
11Here is the LORD!
say to the inhabitantsv of Zion:
‘See, your salvation is coming!
See, his reward is with him,
and his recompenses arew before him.’
12People will call them, ‘The Holy People,’
‘The Redeemed of the LORD’;
and they will call you,x ‘Sought After,’
‘The City Not Deserted.’”
a 62:1 So 1QIsaa; MT LXX lack And
b 62:1 1QIsaa and MT use different Hebrew verbs for silent
c 62:2 So 1QIsaa; MT reads and you will be called; LXX reads he will call you
d 62:4 So 1QIsaa LXX; MT lacks And
e 62:4 So 1QIsaa; 1QIsab MTlacks will call you
f 62:4 The Heb. word Hephzibah means My Delight is in Her
g 62:4 The Heb. word Beulah means Married
h 62:5 So 1QIsaa LXX; 1QIsab MT lack For just as
i 62:6 So 1QIsaa 1QIsab; MT LXX read never
j 62:7 So 1QIsaa; 1QIsab MT LXX read he establishes
k 62:8 i.e. the Messiah
l 62:8 So 1QIsaa 1QIsab; MT reads I will never give your grain again
m 62:8 So 1QIsaa; 1QIsab MT LXX read and never
n 62:9 So 1QIsaa LXX; 1QIsab MT lack but surely
o 62:9 So 1QIsaa; 1QIsab MT LXX lack the name of
p 62:9 So 1QIsaa; 1QIsab MT LXX lack says your God
q 62:10 So 1QIsaa LXX; 1QIsab MT read Pass through! Pass through
r 62:10 So 1QIsaa; cf. Isa 8:14; 1QIsab MT LXX read of stones
s 62:10 So 1QIsaa; 1QIsab MT LXX read raise a banner over the peoples
t 62:11 So 1QIsaa; 1QIsab MT LXX read See, the LORD has proclaimed
u 62:11 So 1QIsaa; 1QIsab MT LXX read end
v 62:11 Lit. daughter
w 62:11 So 1QIsaa; 1QIsab MT read recompense is; 1QIsab MT LXX read work is
x 62:12 So 1QIsaa; 1QIsab MT LXX read you will be called