1For Zion’s sake I will not hold my peace and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest until her righteousness goes forth as brightness and her salvation as a burning torch.
2The nations will see your righteousness and all kings will see your glory, and you will be called by a new name that the mouth of Yahweh will name you.
3You will also be a crown of beauty in the hand of Yahweh, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
4You will no more be termed “Forsaken,” nor will your land any more be termed “Desolate:” but you will be called “My delight is in her,” and your land “Married,” for Yahweh delights in you, and your land will be married.
5For as a young man marries a virgin, so your sons will marry you; and as the groom rejoices over the bride, so your God will rejoice over you.
6I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; they will never be silent, day or night. You who remember Yahweh, give yourselves no rest,
7and give him no rest until he establishes Jerusalem, and until he makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
8Yahweh 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 foreigners will not drink your new wine for which you have labored:
9but those who have harvested it will eat it and praise Yahweh, and those who have gathered it will drink it in the courts of my sanctuary.”
10Go through, go through the gates! Prepare the road for the people! Build up, build up the highway! Gather out the stones! Lift up a banner for the people.
11Behold, Yahweh has proclaimed to the end of the earth, “Say to Daughter Zion, ‘Behold, your salvation is coming. Behold, his reward is with him and his rewards accompany him.’”
12They will call them “The holy people,” “The redeemed of Yahweh.” And you will be called “Sought out,” “A city not forsaken.”