26 I will restore your leaders as in days of old,(A)
    your rulers as at the beginning.
Afterward you will be called(B)
    the City of Righteousness,(C)
    the Faithful City.(D)

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to them I will give within my temple and its walls(A)
    a memorial(B) and a name
    better than sons and daughters;
I will give them an everlasting name(C)
    that will endure forever.(D)

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14 The children of your oppressors(A) will come bowing before you;
    all who despise you will bow down(B) at your feet
and will call you the City(C) of the Lord,
    Zion(D) of the Holy One(E) of Israel.

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The nations(A) will see your vindication,
    and all kings your glory;
you will be called by a new name(B)
    that the mouth of the Lord will bestow.

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No longer will they call you Deserted,(A)
    or name your land Desolate.(B)
But you will be called Hephzibah,[a](C)
    and your land Beulah[b];
for the Lord will take delight(D) in you,
    and your land will be married.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 62:4 Hephzibah means my delight is in her.
  2. Isaiah 62:4 Beulah means married.
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12 They will be called(A) the Holy People,(B)
    the Redeemed(C) of the Lord;
and you will be called Sought After,
    the City No Longer Deserted.(D)

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15 You will leave your name
    for my chosen ones to use in their curses;(A)
the Sovereign Lord will put you to death,
    but to his servants he will give another name.(B)

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