Isaiah 62
Good News Translation

1I will speak out to encourage Jerusalem;

I will not be silent until she is saved,

And her victory shines like a torch in the night.

2Jerusalem, the nations will see you victorious!

All their kings will see your glory.

You will be called by a new name,

A name given by the Lord himself.

3You will be like a beautiful crown for the Lord.

4No longer will you be called “Forsaken,”

Or your land be called “The Deserted Wife.”

Your new name will be “God Is Pleased with Her.”

Your land will be called “Happily Married,”

Because the Lord is pleased with you

And will be like a husband to your land.

5Like a young man taking a virgin as his bride,

He who formed you will marry you.

As a groom is delighted with his bride,

So your God will delight in you.

6On your walls, Jerusalem, I have placed sentries;

They must never be silent day or night.

They must remind the Lord of his promises

And never let him forget them.

7They must give him no rest until he restores Jerusalem

And makes it a city the whole world praises.

8The Lord has made a solemn promise,

And by his power he will carry it out:

“Your grain will no longer be food for your enemies,

And foreigners will no longer drink your wine.

9But you that planted and harvested the grain

Will eat the bread and praise the Lord.

You that tended and gathered the grapes

Will drink the wine in the courts of my Temple.”

10People of Jerusalem, go out of the city

And build a road for your returning people!

Prepare a highway; clear it of stones!

Put up a signal so that the nations can know

11 That the Lord is announcing to all the earth:

“Tell the people of Jerusalem

That the Lord is coming to save you,

Bringing with him the people he has rescued.”

12You will be called “God's Holy People,”

“The People the Lord Has Saved.”

Jerusalem will be called “The City That God Loves,”

“The City That God Did Not Forsake.”

Good News Translation® (Today’s English Version, Second Edition)

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