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Isaiah 62 Modern English Version (MEV)

The Salvation of Zion

62 For the sake of Zion I will not keep silent,
    and for the sake of Jerusalem I will not rest
until her righteousness goes forth as brightness
    and her salvation as a lamp that burns.
The nations shall see your righteousness,
    and all kings your glory.
And you shall be called by a new name,
    which the mouth of the Lord shall name.
You shall also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord
    and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
You shall no more be termed Forsaken,
    nor shall your land be termed Desolate;
but you shall be called My Delight Is In Her,
    and your land Married;
for the Lord delights in you,
    and your land shall be married.
For as a young man marries a virgin,
    so your sons shall marry you;
and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride,
    so your God shall rejoice over you.

I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem,
    who shall never hold their peace day nor night.
You who remind the Lord,
    do not keep silent;
give Him no rest until He establishes
    and makes Jerusalem a glory in the earth.

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 the sons of the foreigners shall not drink your wine
    for which you have labored.
But those who have gathered it shall eat it
    and praise the Lord;
and those who have brought it shall drink it
    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.
    Remove the stones;
lift up a standard over the peoples.

11 The Lord has proclaimed
    to the ends of the earth:
Say to the daughter of Zion,
    “See, your salvation comes;
see, His reward is with Him,
    and His recompense before Him.”
12 They shall call them The Holy People,
    the Redeemed of the Lord;
and you shall be called Sought Out,
    a City Not Forsaken.

Modern English Version (MEV)

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Isaiah 62 New International Version (NIV)

Zion’s New Name

62 For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent,
    for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet,
till her vindication shines out like the dawn,
    her salvation like a blazing torch.
The nations will see your vindication,
    and all kings your glory;
you will be called by a new name
    that the mouth of the Lord will bestow.
You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord’s hand,
    a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
No longer will they call you Deserted,
    or name your land Desolate.
But you will be called Hephzibah,[a]
    and your land Beulah[b];
for the Lord will take delight in you,
    and your land will be married.
As a young man marries a young woman,
    so will your Builder marry you;
as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride,
    so will your God rejoice over you.

I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem;
    they will never be silent day or night.
You who call on the Lord,
    give yourselves no rest,
and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem
    and makes her the praise of the earth.

The Lord has sworn by his right hand
    and by his mighty arm:
“Never again will I give your grain
    as food for your enemies,
and never again will foreigners drink the new wine
    for which you have toiled;
but those who harvest it will eat it
    and praise the Lord,
and those who gather the grapes will drink it
    in the courts of my sanctuary.”

10 Pass through, pass through the gates!
    Prepare the way for the people.
Build up, build up the highway!
    Remove the stones.
Raise a banner for the nations.

11 The Lord has made proclamation
    to the ends of the earth:
“Say to Daughter Zion,
    ‘See, your Savior comes!
See, his reward is with him,
    and his recompense accompanies him.’”
12 They will be called the Holy People,
    the Redeemed of the Lord;
and you will be called Sought After,
    the City No Longer Deserted.

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 62:4 Hephzibah means my delight is in her.
  2. Isaiah 62:4 Beulah means married.
New International Version (NIV)

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