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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.

2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.

3 Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.

4 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.

5 For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.

6 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence,

7 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

8 The LORD hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn to be meat for thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured:

9 But they that have gathered it shall eat it, and praise the LORD; and they that have brought it together shall drink it in the courts of my holiness.

10 Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people.

11 Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.

12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.

Commentary for Isaiah 62

God's care of his church and people. (1-5) The office of ministers in preaching the gospel. (6-9) Every hinderance shall be removed from the way of salvation. (10-12)1-5 The Son of God here assures his church of his unfailing love, and his pleading for her under all trails and difficulties. She shall be called by a new name, a pleasant name, such as she was never called by before. The state of true religion in the world, before the preaching of the gospel, no man seemed to have any real concern for. God, by his grace, has wrought that in his church, which makes her his delight. Let us thence learn motives to holiness. If the Lord rejoices over us, we should rejoice in his service.

6-9 God's professing people must be a praying people. He is not displeased with us for being earnest, as men commonly are; he bids us to cry after him, and give him no rest, #Lu 11:5,6|. It is a sign that God is coming to a people in mercy, when he pours out a spirit of prayer upon them. See how uncertain our creature-comforts are. See also God's mercy in giving plenty, and peace to enjoy it. Let us delight in attending the courts of the Lord, that we may enjoy the consolations of his Spirit.

10-12 Way shall be made for Christ's salvation; all difficulties shall be removed. He brings a reward of comfort and peace with him; but a work of humiliation and reformation before him; and they shall be called, The holy people, and, The redeemed of the Lord. Holiness puts honour and beauty upon any place or person, makes them admired, beloved, and sought after. Many events may have been part fulfilments of this, as earnests of more glorious times yet to come. The close connexion between the blessedness of the Jews and of the Gentiles, runs through the Scriptures. The Lord Jesus will complete his work, and he never will forsake one whom he has redeemed and sanctified.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Isaiah 62

  • Eric
    The Kingdom of heaven is at hand. In the name of Jesus, people, be sought out.
  • Alex
    Old jerusalem is not the city of God, As jesus tells her that her house is left unto her desolate,thou that killest the prophets etc,Paul says she is like hagar and is in bondage with her children,Cast out the bond woman and her son,but Jerusalem from above ( NEW JERUSLAEM which is the free woman,) TH BRIDE she is the city of God. you are come unto mount zion the city of the living God th N.J. ETC
  • Rubinomaxwell
    Well I have must agree Psalm119:vs89.
  • Alex
    Jere 3 v 17 At that time they shall call Jerusalem the Throne of God.Meaning the kingdom of God and all nations shall be gathered unto it Only way all nations cd be gathered unto it is if it were within us. As Jesus said the kingdom of God shall be within you which is N. J. the kingdom of GOD.Paul tells us that O. J. is like Hagar and is in bondage with her children, CAST OUT THE BOND WOMAN .ETC
  • Alex
    NEW JERUSALEM HAS REPLACED OLD JERUSALEM, HEBREWS 12 you are come unto mount Zion the CITY of the LIVING GOD, THAT HEAVENLY JERUSALEM,TO A HUGH HOST OF ANGELS ETC. NOW NEW JERUSALEM is the kingdom of God ( the city of the living God ) Now the kingdom of God is gonna be with in us simply b/c our king is gonna be with in us
    Which is a zillion times greater then old jerusalem which is in bondage.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Today, December 6, 2017, President Donald Trump of the US announced the movement of the Embassy of the US from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The prophecy of Isaiah is getting fulfilled. Great is the Lord.
  • 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 ..... ?.

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What new name did Isaiah say Zion would be called by?
  • The holy people
  • The redeemed of the Lord
  • Sought out
  • A city not forsaken
  • All of the above