World English Bible
For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her righteousness go 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 Yahweh
You shall also be a crown of beauty in the hand of Yahweh, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
You shall no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall your land any more be termed Desolate: but you shall be called Hephzibah, and
your land Beulah; for Yahweh 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 will
rejoice over you.
I have set watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they shall never hold their peace day nor night: you* who call on Yahweh,
take* no rest,
and give him no rest, until he establishes, and until he makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
Yahweh has sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength,
"Surely I will no more give your grain to be food for your enemies; and foreigners shall not drink your new wine, for which you have
but those who have garnered it shall eat it, and praise Yahweh; and those who have gathered it shall drink it in the courts of my
Go through, go through the gates! Prepare* the way of the people! Cast up, cast up the highway! Gather out the stones! Lift up
a banner for the peoples.
Behold, Yahweh has proclaimed to the end of the earth,
"Say* to the daughter of Zion,
'Behold, your salvation comes.
Behold, his reward is with him,
and his recompense before him.'"
They shall call them The holy people, The redeemed of Yahweh: and you shall be called Sought out, A city not forsaken.
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