1 For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent,
And for Jerusalem’s sake I will not keep quiet,
Until her arighteousness goes forth like brightness,
And her bsalvation like a torch that is burning.
2 The anations will see your righteousness,
And all kings your glory;
And you will be called by a new bname
Which the mouth of the Lord will designate.
3 You will also be a acrown of beauty in the hand of the Lord,
And a royal 1diadem in the hand of your God.
Nor to your land will it any longer be said, “2Desolate”;
But you will be called, “3My delight is in her,”
For the cLord delights in you,
And to Him your land will be married.
So your sons will marry you;
And as the 1bridegroom rejoices over the bride,
So your aGod will rejoice over you.
6 On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have appointed awatchmen;
All day and all night they will never keep silent.
You who bremind the Lord, take no rest for yourselves;
7 And agive Him no rest until He establishes
And makes bJerusalem a praise in the earth.
8 aThe Lord has sworn by His right hand and by His strong arm,
“I will bnever again give your grain as food for your enemies;
Nor will 1foreigners drink your new wine for which you have labored.”
9 But those who agarner it will eat it and praise the Lord;
And those who gather it will drink it in the courts of My sanctuary.
10 Go through, ago through the gates,
Clear the way 1for the people;
Remove the stones, lift up a dstandard over the peoples.
11 Behold, the Lord has proclaimed to the aend of the earth,
dBehold His reward is with Him, and His recompense before Him.”
12 And they will call them, “aThe holy people,
The bredeemed of the Lord”;
And you will be called, “Sought out, a city cnot forsaken.”
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