Lexham English Bible
Zion’s New Identity
62 For the sake of Zion I will not be silent,
and for the sake of Jerusalem I will not maintain a quiet attitude,
until her righteousness goes out like the bright light,
and her salvation burns like a torch.
2 And the nations shall see your righteousness,
and all the kings your glory,
and you will be called[a] a new name
that the mouth of Yahweh will designate.
3 And you shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of Yahweh,
and a headband of royalty in the hand of your God.
4 It shall no longer be said of you, “Forsaken,”
and it shall no longer be said of your land, “Desolation!”
but you will[b] be called “My Delight Is In Her,”
and your land, “Married,”
for Yahweh delights in you,
and your land shall be married.
5 For as a young man marries a virgin,
so shall your sons marry you,
and as is the joy of the bridegroom over the bride,
so shall your God rejoice over you.
6 I have appointed watchmen upon your walls, Jerusalem;
all day and all night they shall never be silent.
You who profess Yahweh have no rest.
7 And you must not give him rest until he establishes,
and until he makes[c] Jerusalem an object of praise[d] in the earth.
8 Yahweh has sworn by his right hand,
and by his mighty arm,[e]
“Surely I will never again give your grain as food to your enemies,[f]
and surely foreigners[g] shall not drink your new wine at which you have labored.”
9 But those who gather it shall eat it, and they shall praise Yahweh,
and those who gather it shall drink it in my holy courts.[h]
10 Pass through, pass through the gates!
Make the way clear for[i] the people!
Pile up, pile up the highway; clear it of stones![j]
Lift up an ensign over the peoples!
11 Look! Yahweh has proclaimed to the end of the earth:
Say to daughter Zion, “Look, your salvation is coming!
Look, his reward is with him,
and his reward before him.
12 And they shall call them “The Holy People,[k] The Redeemed Of Yahweh,”
and you[l] shall be called “Sought After, A City Is Not Forsaken.”
- Isaiah 62:2 Literally “it shall be called to you”
- Isaiah 62:4 Literally “to you it shall”
- Isaiah 62:7 Literally “places”
- Isaiah 62:7 Literally “a praise”
- Isaiah 62:8 Literally “the arm of his might”
- Isaiah 62:8 Literally “those who are hostile to you”
- Isaiah 62:8 Literally “sons of a foreign country”
- Isaiah 62:9 Literally “the courts of my holiness”
- Isaiah 62:10 Literally “of”
- Isaiah 62:10 Hebrew “stone”
- Isaiah 62:12 Literally “People of the Holiness”
- Isaiah 62:12 Literally “to you it”
New International Version
Zion’s New Name
62 For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent,(A)
for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet,
till her vindication(B) shines out like the dawn,(C)
her salvation(D) like a blazing torch.
2 The nations(E) will see your vindication,
and all kings your glory;
you will be called by a new name(F)
that the mouth of the Lord will bestow.
3 You will be a crown(G) of splendor in the Lord’s hand,
a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
4 No longer will they call you Deserted,(H)
or name your land Desolate.(I)
But you will be called Hephzibah,[a](J)
and your land Beulah[b];
for the Lord will take delight(K) in you,
and your land will be married.(L)
5 As a young man marries a young woman,
so will your Builder marry you;
as a bridegroom(M) rejoices over his bride,
so will your God rejoice(N) over you.
6 I have posted watchmen(O) on your walls, Jerusalem;
they will never be silent day or night.
You who call on the Lord,
give yourselves no rest,(P)
7 and give him no rest(Q) till he establishes Jerusalem
and makes her the praise(R) of the earth.
8 The Lord has sworn(S) by his right hand
and by his mighty arm:
“Never again will I give your grain(T)
as food for your enemies,
and never again will foreigners drink the new wine
for which you have toiled;
9 but those who harvest it will eat(U) it
and praise the Lord,(V)
and those who gather the grapes will drink it
in the courts of my sanctuary.”(W)
11 The Lord has made proclamation
to the ends of the earth:(AA)
“Say to Daughter Zion,(AB)
‘See, your Savior comes!(AC)
See, his reward is with him,
and his recompense accompanies him.’”(AD)
12 They will be called(AE) the Holy People,(AF)
the Redeemed(AG) of the Lord;
and you will be called Sought After,
the City No Longer Deserted.(AH)