Old Testament

Isaiah 62
For Zion's Sake, Cry Out
621For the sake of Zion I will not be silent.
For the sake of Jerusalem I will not be quiet,
until her righteousness goes forth shining brightly,
and her salvation burns like a torch.
2Nations will see your righteousness,
and all kings will see your glory.
You will be called by a new name
that the mouth of the Lord will assign to you.
3Then you will be a beautiful crown in the Lord's hand,
and a royal diadem in the palm of your God.
4You will never again be called Abandoned,[]
and your land will never again be called Desolation,[]
for you will be called My Delight Is in Her,[]
and your land will be called Married,[]
because the Lord delights in you,
and your land will be married.
5For just as a young man marries a virgin,
your sons[] will marry you,
and just as a bridegroom rejoices over a bride,
your God will rejoice over you.
6Upon your walls, Jerusalem, I appointed watchmen.
All day and all night they will never be silent.
You who keep reminding the Lord, do not rest!
7Do not give him rest
until he establishes Jerusalem,
and he causes her to be praised on the earth.
8The Lord swore by his right hand
and by his strong arm:
I will certainly never again give up your grain as food for your enemies,
and foreigners will not drink the sweet new wine you worked for.
9For those who pick fruit will eat it, and they will praise the Lord,
and those who harvest grapes will drink in my holy courtyards.
10Go through, go through the gates.
Prepare a way for the people.
Build up, build up the highway.
Clear it of stones.
Raise a banner for the peoples.
11Listen, the Lord is making a proclamation to the end of the earth.
Tell the daughter of Zion:
“Look, your salvation is coming.
Look, his reward is with him,
and his compensation is out in front of him.”[]
12Then they will be called holy people,
the redeemed of the Lord.
Then you will be called Sought After,
A City Not Abandoned.


  • 62:4 Hebrew Azubah
  • 62:4 Hebrew Shemamah
  • 62:4 Hebrew Hephzibah
  • 62:4 Hebrew Beulah
  • 62:5 Or your Builder will marry you. In Hebrew the words your builder and your sons look alike.
  • 62:11 This may refer to the people whom the Messiah has won by his labor, or it may refer to the gifts he brings for his people.