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Isaiah 62:1-5

For Zion's Sake

For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her vindication shines out like the dawn, and her salvation like a burning torch. 2 The nations shall see your vindication, and all the kings your glory; and you shall be called by a new name that the mouth of the LORD will give. 3 You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God. 4 You shall no more be termed Forsaken, and your land shall no more be termed Desolate; but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her, and your land Married; for the LORD delights in you, and your land shall be married. 5 For as a young man marries a young woman, so shall your builder marry you, and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.

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This passage repeats verses 1-3 but adds 4 and 5. It's a good thing to move up from being called "forsaken" and "desolate" to "My Delight Is in Her" and "Married." Jerusalem's new relationship with God is compared to a marriage, meaning it is closer than ever. Even when prophets get to tell the good news the audience can be tough.


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