In the last days, Israel will be gathered—Zion will be established—Her watchmen will teach about the Lord—The gospel standard will be lifted up—The people will be called holy, the redeemed of the Lord.
1 For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.
2 And the Gentiles shall asee thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new bname, which the mouth of the Lord shall name.
3 Thou shalt also be a acrown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.
4 Thou shalt no more be termed aForsaken; neither shall thy bland any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called cHephzi-bah, and thy land dBeulah: for the Lord delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.
5 ¶ For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God arejoice over thee.
6 I have set awatchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence,
7 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a apraise in the earth.
8 The Lord hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn to be meat for thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured:
9 But they that have gathered it shall eat it, and praise the Lord; and they that have brought it together shall drink it in the courts of my aholiness.
10 ¶ Go through, go through the gates; aprepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the bhighway; gather out the stones; lift up a cstandard for the people.
11 Behold, the Lord hath proclaimed unto the end of the aworld, Say ye to the bdaughter of Zion, Behold, thy csalvation cometh; behold, his dreward is with him, and his work before him.
12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the Lord: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.