Zion’s Salvation and New Name
1 For Zion’s sake I will not hold my peace,
and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest,
until her righteousness shines out like the dawn
and her salvation like the light of a lamp.
2 The nations will see your righteousness
and all kings, your glory.
You will be called by a new name,
a name bestowed from the mouth of the Lord.
3 You will also be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord,
and a royal diadem in your God’s hand.
4 No longer will you be called Forsaken,
nor will your land be called Desolate;
but you will be called My Delight,
and your land Married;
for the Lord delights in you,
and your land will be married.
5 For as a young man marries a young woman,
so your sons will marry you.
As a bridegroom rejoices over his bride,
so your God will rejoice over you.
6 I have set watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem.
They will never be silent day nor night.
You who call on the Lord, do not rest,
7 and give him no rest, until he establishes Jerusalem,
and until he makes Jerusalem the praise of the earth.
8 The Lord has sworn by his right hand,
and by his strong arm,
“Surely I will no longer give your grain
as food for your enemies,
and foreigners will not drink your new wine
for which you have labored.
9 But those who have harvested grain
will eat the bread and praise the Lord.
Those who have gathered grapes
will drink the wine in the courts of my sanctuary.”
10 Go through, go through the gates!
Prepare the way of the people!
Build up, build up the highway!
Gather out the stones!
Lift up a banner for the nations.
11 The Lord has proclaimed
to the ends of the earth,
“Say to the daughter of Zion,
‘Your salvation comes!
His reward is with him,
and his reward is before him!’ ”
12 They will call them “The Holy People,
The Redeemed of the Lord”.
You will be called “Sought Out,
A City Not Forsaken”.