For Zion's sake I will not 1 hold My peace,
And for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest,
Until her righteousness goes forth as brightness,
And her salvation as a lamp that burns. 2 a The Gentiles shall see your righteousness,
And all b kings your glory.
c You shall be called by a new name,
Which the mouth of the LORD will name. 3 You shall also be d a crown of glory
In the hand of the LORD,
And a royal diadem
In the hand of your God. 4 e You shall no longer be termed f Forsaken, 2
Nor shall your land any more be termed g Desolate; 3
But you shall be called 4 Hephzibah, 5 and your land 6 Beulah; 7
For the LORD delights in you,
And your land shall be married. 5 For as a young man marries a virgin,
So shall your sons marry you;
And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride,
h So shall your God rejoice over you.
i I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem;
They shall 8 never hold their peace day or night.
You who 9 make mention of the LORD, do not keep silent, 7 And give Him no rest till He establishes
And till He makes Jerusalem j a praise in the earth. 8 The LORD has sworn by His right hand
And by the arm of His strength:
"Surely I will no longer k give your grain
As food for your enemies;
And the sons of the foreigner shall not drink your new wine,
For which you have labored. 9 But those who have gathered it shall eat it,
And praise the LORD;
Those who have brought it together shall drink it l in My holy courts."
Go through the gates!
m Prepare the way for the people;
Build up the highway!
Take out the stones,
n Lift up a banner for the peoples! 11 Indeed the LORD has proclaimed
To the end of the world:
o "Say to the daughter of Zion,
'Surely your salvation is coming;
Behold, His p reward is with Him,
And His 10 work before Him.' " 12 And they shall call them The Holy People,
The Redeemed of the LORD;
And you shall be called Sought Out,
A City Not Forsaken.