Isaiah 62:1

“For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For Zions sake, wil I not hold my peace, and for Ierusalems sake I will not rest, vntill the righteousnesse thereof goe forth as brightnesse, and the saluation thereof as a lampe that burneth;
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, And for Jerusalem's sake I will not keep quiet, Until her righteousness goes forth like brightness, And her salvation like a torch that is burning.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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 burneth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because of Zion I will not keep quiet, and because of Jerusalem I will take no rest, till her righteousness goes out like the shining of the sun, and her salvation like a burning light.
- Basic English Bible

For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not be still, until her righteousness go forth as brightness, and her salvation as a torch that burneth.
- Darby Bible

For Zion's sake I will not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until its righteousness shall go forth as brightness, and its salvation as a lamp that burneth.
- Webster's 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.
- World English Bible

For Zion's sake I am not silent, And for Jerusalem's sake I do not rest, Till her righteousness go out as brightness, And her salvation, as a torch that burneth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For Zion's sake will I not hold My peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her triumph go forth as brightness, and her salvation as a torch that burneth.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 62:1


62:1 Zion's sake - Zion and Jerusalem are both put for the church, #Heb 12:22|. My peace - These seem to be the words of the prophet strongly resolving, notwithstanding all difficulties, to solicit God for the church's happiness, and constantly excite to the belief of it by his preaching, though it were long before it came, for Isaiah lived near two hundred years before this was accomplished. Righteousness - With reference to the Babylonians, understand it of the righteousness of God, who hath promised his people deliverance, and he must be righteous, and so understand salvation before; or rather, the vindicating of his people's cause in the eyes of the nations by the ruin of the Babylonians; he will shew that his people have a righteous cause. Lamp - And to that purpose is set up where it may be seen continually, to signify how eminently conspicuous this prosperous estate of the church should be among the nations, and as it may particularly relate to revealing of Christ unto the world.


Discussion for Isaiah 62

  • Sr
    This scripture is about God 's lost sheep being redeemed from captivity (Deuteronomy 28:68) and how he will make them known amongst the Gentiles nations once again. Refer to Jeremiah 33:23-26 to see how his Holy people were despised and not recognized as being his people in today's world.
  • Irene123
    Isa. 62; I may be wrong about this; I know it's prophecy; v. 1 mentions the Gentiles, v.2 says 'they' (Jews) shall be called by a new name (Jesus, Lk. 1:31); later the Gentiles will be br'ot in - 'married' to the sons (Jews) in His salvation. This makes sense to me, but I may be wa-a-y off ..... ?.
  • Irene123
    To Nicola on v. 6 - also it's a verse for us to witness of Him, His truth, at every opportunity. And HIS truth is - Acts 2:38.
  • Carolyn
    I Find this Beautiful and it Fills me with Happiness.I am a Gentile Who Waits For Our Lord to Come for HIS PEOPLE and for The Gentiles Who Wait With Awe and HAPPINESS.
  • Helen Nkwor
    This verse is telling us that God promises to his children is greater future
  • I don't get the connection between Bridegroom Sons where it says ''your sons will marry You' ???

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