Isaiah 62
New American Standard Bible
Zion’s Glory and New Name

1For 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.

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


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