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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.
62:2 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.
62:3 Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.
62:4 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.
62:5 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.
62:6 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, 62:7 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
62:8 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: 62:9 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.
62:10 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.
62:11 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.
62:12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.

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Everything King James Bible:Isaiah
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
back to: Isaiah
Book: Isaiah
Chapter: 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 connection 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.

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