The Vision of Isaiah

Chapter 62

The fervent desire of the prophet to confirm the church in God's promises, 1-5. The office of the ministers (to which they are incited) in preaching the Gospel, 6-9, and preparing the people thereto, 10-12.

For Zion's sake I will not hold my peace,/
and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest,/
until its righteousness goes forth as brightness/
and its salvation as a lamp that burns.

And the Gentiles shall see your righteousness,/
and all kings your glory./
And you shall be called by a new name/
which the mouth of the LORD shall name.

You shall also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD/
and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.

You shall no longer be termed Forsaken,/
neither shall your land be termed Desolate anymore,/
but you shall be called Hephzi-bah,/
and your land Beulah,/
for the LORD delights in you,/
and your land shall be married.

For as a young man marries a virgin,/
so your sons shall marry you./
And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride,/
so your God will rejoice over you.

I have set watchmen/
upon your walls, O Jerusalem,/
which shall never hold their peace/
day nor night./
You who make mention of the LORD,/
do not keep silent,

And give him no rest,/
until he establishes/
and until he makes Jerusalem/
a praise in the earth.

The LORD has sworn by his right hand/
and by the arm of his strength,/
"Surely I will no longer give your grain/
to be food for your enemies,/
and the sons of the stranger shall not drink your wine/
for which you have labored,

But those who have gathered it shall eat it/
and praise the LORD,/
and those who have collected it shall drink it/
in the courts of my holiness."

10 Go through, go through the gates./
Prepare 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 has proclaimed/
to the end of the world,/
"Say to the daughter of Zion,/
'Behold, your salvation comes./
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 you shall be called, Sought Out,/
A City not Forsaken.


Matthew Henry Commentary - Isaiah, Chapter 62[➚]