Isaiah 62:1-12 Reading the Passage

Pray for the Coming of God’s Kingdom – Isaiah 62:1-12

62 For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, until her righteousness shines out like the dawn, and her salvation like a blazing torch. (2) The nations will see your righteousness, and all kings will see your glory; you will be called by a new name that the mouth of Jehovah will bestow upon you. (3) Furthermore, you will be a beautiful crown in the hand of Jehovah, a royal diadem in the hand of our God. (4) You shall no longer be called Forsaken, neither shall your land any longer be called Desolate. On the contrary, you shall be called Hephzibah,* and your land shall be called Beulah;* for Jehovah will take delight in you, and your land will be married. (5) As a young man marries a young woman, so shall your sons marry you, O land; and as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.

(6) I have posted watchmen upon your walls, O Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who are Jehovah’s palace recorders, give yourselves no rest, (7) and give him no rest, until he establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of all the earth. (8) Jehovah has sworn by lifting his right hand—and by his mighty arm—promising, Never again will I give your grain as food for your enemies, and foreigners will never again drink the new wine you have labored hard to produce. (9) On the contrary, those who harvest the crop will eat it and praise Jehovah, and those who gather the grapes will drink the wine in the courts of my sanctuary. (10) Pass through, pass through the gates! Prepare the way for the people! Construct, construct the highway! Remove the stones! Give the signal for the peoples to come! (11) Listen! Jehovah has made a proclamation to the ends of the earth, Say to the daughter of Zion, Look! Your Savior is coming! Look, he is bringing his reward with him, and his recompense accompanies him. (12) They will be called, The Holy People, Those whom Jehovah has redeemed. You will be called, A City that is Desirable, and, A City that is No Longer Forsaken.

*Hephzibah means “My delight is in her”

**Beulah means “married”

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