Assurance of Zion’s Salvation

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