Isaiah 62

1 For Zion's sake I will not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a lamp that burns.

2 And the nations shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory. And thou shall be called by a new name, which the mouth of LORD shall name.

3 Thou shall also be a crown of beauty in the hand of LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.

4 Thou shall no more be termed Forsaken, nor shall thy land any more be termed Desolate. But thou shall be called Hephzi-bah, and thy land Beulah, for LORD delights in thee, and thy land shall be married.

5 For as a young man marries a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee. And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.

6 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem. They shall never keep silent day nor night. Ye who are LORD's reminders, take ye no rest,

7 and give him no rest, till he establishes, and till he makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

8 LORD has sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give thy grain to be food for thine enemies, and foreigners shall not drink thy new wine, for which thou have labored.

9 But those who have garnered it shall eat it, and praise LORD. And those who have gathered it shall drink it in the courts of my sanctuary.

10 Go through, go through the gates. Prepare ye the way of the people. Cast up, cast up the highway. Gather out the stones. Lift up an ensign for the peoples.

11 Behold, LORD has proclaimed to the end of the earth, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation comes. Behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him.

12 And they shall call them The holy people, The redeemed of LORD. And thou shall be called Sought out, A city not forsaken.