and the Mission of
1 I will not keep silent because of Zion,
and I will not keep still because of
Jerusalem until her righteousness
shines like a bright light, and her
salvation like a flaming torch.
2 Nations will see your righteousness,
and all kings your glory. You will be
called by a new name that the Lord's
mouth will announce.
3 You will be a glorious crown in the
Lord's hand, and a royal diadem in the
palm of your God.
4 You will no longer be called Deserted,
and your land will not be called
Desolate; instead, you will be called My
Delight is in Her, and your land Married;
for the Lord delights in you, and your
land will be married.
5 For as a young man marries a virgin,
so your sons will marry you; and as a
bridegroom rejoices over [his] bride, so
your God will rejoice over you.
6 Jerusalem, I have appointed
watchmen on your walls; they will never
be silent, day or night. You, who remind
the Lord, no rest for you!
7 Do not give Him rest until He
establishes and makes her Jerusalem
the praise of the earth.
8 The Lord has sworn with His right
hand and His strong arm: I will no longer
give your grain to your enemies for
food, and foreigners will not drink your
new wine you have labored for.
9 For those who gather grain will eat it
and praise the Lord, and those who
harvest the grapes will drink [the wine]
in My holy courts.
10 Go out, go out through
the gates; prepare a way for
the people! Build it up, build
up the highway; clear away
the stones! Raise a banner
for the peoples.
11 Look, the Lord has proclaimed to the
end of the earth, "Say to Daughter Zion:
Look, your salvation is coming, His
reward is with Him, and His recompense
is before Him."
12 And they will be called the Holy
People, the Lord's Redeemed; and you
will be called Cared For, A City Not
(Holman Christian Standard Translation)