1For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I
will not rest, until her righteousness go forth as brightness, and her
salvation as a lamp that burns.
2The nations shall see your
righteousness, and all kings your glory, and you shall be called by a new
name, which the mouth of Yahweh shall name.
3You shall also be a crown of
beauty in the hand of Yahweh, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
4You shall no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall your land any more
be termed Desolate: but you shall be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah;
for Yahweh delights in you, and your land shall be married.
5For as a
young man marries a virgin, so shall your sons marry you; and as the
bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.
6I have set watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they shall never hold
their peace day nor night: you who call on Yahweh, take no rest,
7and give him no rest, until he establish, and until he make Jerusalem a
praise in the earth.
8Yahweh has sworn by his right hand, and by the arm
of his strength, Surely I will no more give your grain to be food for your
enemies; and foreigners shall not drink your new wine, for which you have
9but those who have garnered it shall eat it, and praise Yahweh;
and those who have gathered it shall drink it in the courts of my sanctuary.
10Go through, go through the gates; prepare you the way of the
people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a
banner for the peoples.
11Behold, Yahweh has proclaimed to the end of the
earth, Say you to the daughter of Zion, Behold, your salvation comes;
behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him.
shall call them The holy people, The redeemed of Yahweh: and you shall be
called Sought out, A city not forsaken.