1 For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, ¶ for Jerusalem's sake I will not remain quiet, ¶ till her vindication shines out like the dawn, ¶ her salvation like a blazing torch.
2 The nations will see your vindication, and all kings your glory; ¶ you will be called by a new name ¶ that the mouth of the LORD will bestow.
3 You will be a crown of splendor in the LORD's hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
4 No longer will they call you Deserted, or name your land Desolate. ¶ But you will be called Hephzibah, [^1] and your land Beulah [^2] ; ¶ for the LORD will take delight in you, ¶ and your land will be married.
5 As a young man marries a young woman, so will your Builder marry you; ¶ as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, ¶ so will your God rejoice over you.
6 I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; ¶ they will never be silent day or night. ¶ You who call on the LORD, ¶ give yourselves no rest,
7 and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth.
8 The LORD has sworn by his right hand ¶ and by his mighty arm: ¶ "Never again will I give your grain ¶ as food for your enemies, ¶ and never again will foreigners drink the new wine ¶ for which you have toiled;
9 but those who harvest it will eat it and praise the LORD, ¶ and those who gather the grapes will drink it ¶ in the courts of my sanctuary."
10 Pass through, pass through the gates! ¶ Prepare the way for the people. ¶ Build up, build up the highway! ¶ Remove the stones. ¶ Raise a banner for the nations.
11 The LORD has made proclamation ¶ to the ends of the earth: ¶ "Say to Daughter Zion, ¶ 'See, your Savior comes! ¶ See, his reward is with him, ¶ and his recompense accompanies him.'"
12 They will be called the Holy People, the Redeemed of the LORD; ¶ and you will be called Sought After, ¶ the City No Longer Deserted.