3 You will be like a ·beautiful crown [crown of majesty/glory] in the Lord’s hand,
like a ·king’s crown [royal diadem] in your God’s hand.
4 You will never again be called ·the People that God Left [L Abandoned; Deserted],
nor your land ·the Land that God Destroyed [Desolate].
You will be called ·the People God Loves [L My Delight Is In Her; T Hephzibah; C a proper name],
and your land will be called ·the Bride of God [L Married; T Beulah; C a proper name],
because the Lord ·loves you [takes delight in you].
And your land will ·belong to him as a bride belongs to her husband [be married].
5 As a young man marries a ·woman [young woman; virgin],
so your ·children [or builder] will marry ·your land [L you].
As a ·man [L bridegroom] rejoices over ·his new wife [the bride],
so your God will rejoice over you.