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Isaiah 62

Introduction

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

Verse 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.
Zion's
6,7; Psalms 51:18; 102:13-16; 122:6-9; 137:6; Zechariah 2:12; Luke 10:2; 2 Thessalonians 3:1; Hebrews 7:25
the righteousness
1:26,27; 32:15-17; 51:5,6,9; 61:10,11; Psalms 98:1-3; Proverbs 4:18; Micah 4:2; Matthew 5:16; Luke 2:30-32; Philippians 2:15,16; 1 Peter 2:9
Reciprocal: Genesis 15:17 - smoking;  1 Samuel 7:8 - Cease;  1 Kings 11:13 - for Jerusalem's;  1 Kings 19:14 - I have been;  Psalm 18:28 - candle;  Psalm 87:3 - Glorious;  Psalm 97:11 - Light;  Psalm 137:5 - I forget;  Isaiah 33:5 - he hath;  Isaiah 54:14 - righteousness;  Luke 2:31 - GeneralJohn 3:34 - for God;  John 17:19 - for;  Acts 3:19 - when;  2 Corinthians 8:9 - for;  Galatians 4:26 - Jerusalem;  Revelation 4:8 - and they;  Revelation 14:15 - crying

Verse 2

And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.
the Gentiles
49:6; 52:10; 60:1-3; 61:9; 66:12,19; Micah 5:8; Acts 9:15; 26:23; Colossians 1:23
all kings
49:23; 60:11,16; Psalms 72:10,11; 138:4,5
thou shalt
4,12; 65:15; Genesis 17:5,15; 32:28; Jeremiah 33:16; Acts 11:26; Revelation 2:17
Reciprocal: Leviticus 24:16 - blasphemeth;  Psalm 98:2 - righteousness;  Isaiah 43:7 - called;  Jeremiah 16:19 - Gentiles;  Jeremiah 30:19 - I will;  Jeremiah 33:9 - a name;  Matthew 12:18 - and he;  Luke 2:31 - GeneralJohn 14:21 - that loveth;  Acts 11:1 - the Gentiles;  Galatians 4:26 - Jerusalem

Verse 3

Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.
Zechariah 9:16; Luke 2:14; 1 Thessalonians 2:19
Reciprocal: Genesis 24:47 - I put;  Job 29:14 - a diadem;  Job 31:36 - a crown;  Psalm 45:17 - therefore;  Isaiah 28:5 - shall the;  Isaiah 53:10 - the pleasure;  Jeremiah 30:19 - I will;  Jeremiah 33:9 - a name;  Ezekiel 16:7 - excellent ornaments;  Hosea 2:19 - And I will;  Malachi 3:17 - jewels;  Ephesians 5:27 - glorious;  Revelation 12:1 - crown;  Revelation 19:12 - on his

Verse 4

Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.
shalt no
12; 32:14,15; 49:14; 54:1,6,7; Hosea 1:9,10; Romans 9:25-27; Hebrews 13:5; 1 Peter 2:10
Hephzibah
that is, My delight is in her.
5; Psalms 149:4; Jeremiah 32:41; Zephaniah 3:17
Beulah
that is, Married.
54:5; 61:10; Jeremiah 3:14; Hosea 2:19,20; John 3:29; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 5:25-27; Revelation 21:2,9,10
Reciprocal: Genesis 34:19 - because;  Numbers 14:8 - delight;  2 Samuel 15:26 - General1 Kings 10:9 - delighteth;  2 Kings 21:1 - Hephzibah;  2 Chronicles 9:8 - General2 Chronicles 20:26 - the name;  Esther 2:14 - delighted;  Esther 6:6 - whom the king;  Psalm 16:3 - in whom;  Psalm 45:11 - So shall;  Psalm 147:11 - taketh;  Proverbs 31:28 - her husband;  Song of Solomon 2:6 - GeneralSong of Solomon 7:6 - GeneralSong of Solomon 8:3 - GeneralIsaiah 49:21 - am desolate;  Isaiah 60:21 - people;  Isaiah 62:2 - thou shalt;  Isaiah 65:19 - I will;  Malachi 3:17 - jewels;  Matthew 25:1 - the bridegroom;  John 15:11 - my;  2 Corinthians 4:9 - but;  Ephesians 5:32 - speak

Verse 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 rejoice over thee.
shall thy sons
49:18-22; Psalms 45:11-16; Jeremiah 32:41
as the bridegroom rejoiceth
Heb. with the joy of the bridegroom.
4; 65:19; Song of Solomon 3:11; Hebrews 12:2
Reciprocal: Genesis 26:8 - sporting;  Deuteronomy 28:63 - rejoiced over;  Deuteronomy 30:9 - rejoice over thee;  Esther 2:14 - delighted;  Esther 6:6 - whom the king;  Psalm 19:5 - bridegroom;  Psalm 104:31 - rejoice;  Psalm 149:4 - taketh pleasure;  Proverbs 31:28 - her husband;  Song of Solomon 2:6 - GeneralSong of Solomon 4:9 - my spouse;  Song of Solomon 7:6 - GeneralSong of Solomon 8:3 - GeneralIsaiah 5:7 - his pleasant plant;  Isaiah 9:17 - have no joy;  Isaiah 49:17 - children;  Micah 7:18 - he delighteth;  Zephaniah 3:17 - will rejoice;  Matthew 18:13 - he rejoiceth;  Matthew 25:1 - the bridegroom;  Mark 2:20 - the bridegroom;  Luke 5:34 - bridegroom;  Luke 10:21 - Jesus;  Luke 12:37 - that;  Luke 15:5 - rejoicing;  John 3:29 - hath;  Romans 7:4 - that ye;  2 Corinthians 11:2 - I have;  Ephesians 5:32 - speak;  Revelation 19:7 - for

Verse 6

I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence,
set watchmen
52:8; 56:10; 2 Chronicles 8:14; Song of Solomon 3:3; 5:7; Jeremiah 6:17; Ezekiel 3:17-21; 33:2-9; 1 Corinthians 12:28; Ephesians 4:11,12; Hebrews 13:17
which
1; Psalms 134:1,2; Revelation 4:6-8
make mention of the Lord
or, are the Lord's remembrancers.
43:26; Genesis 32:12; Numbers 14:17-19; Psalms 74:2,18; Acts 10:4,31
keep
Genesis 32:26; Matthew 15:22-27; Luke 11:5-13; 18:1-8,39; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; Revelation 6:10
Reciprocal: Exodus 28:12 - for a memorial;  Deuteronomy 9:14 - Let me;  1 Samuel 7:8 - Cease;  1 Kings 4:3 - recorder;  1 Kings 19:14 - I have been;  2 Kings 9:17 - a watchman;  1 Chronicles 16:4 - to record;  Psalm 51:18 - Do;  Psalm 88:1 - I have;  Psalm 119:49 - Remember;  Psalm 127:1 - the watchman;  Psalm 137:5 - I forget;  Isaiah 21:6 - Go;  Isaiah 21:8 - I stand;  Jeremiah 31:6 - a day;  Lamentations 3:50 - GeneralEzekiel 33:7 - I have;  Daniel 9:20 - for;  Hosea 9:8 - watchman;  Habakkuk 2:1 - tower;  Acts 12:5 - prayer was made without ceasing;  2 Corinthians 1:11 - helping;  Ephesians 1:16 - making;  2 Timothy 4:5 - watch;  Revelation 3:2 - watchful;  Revelation 4:8 - and they;  Revelation 14:15 - crying

Verse 7

And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
rest
Heb. silence. till he make.
1-3; 61:11; Jeremiah 33:9; Zephaniah 3:19,20; Matthew 6:9,10,13; Revelation 11:15
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 9:14 - Let me;  1 Samuel 7:8 - Cease;  1 Kings 11:13 - for Jerusalem's;  1 Kings 15:4 - and to establish;  1 Kings 19:14 - I have been;  1 Chronicles 16:4 - to record;  Psalm 51:18 - Do;  Psalm 74:18 - Remember;  Psalm 137:5 - I forget;  Psalm 147:2 - build;  Jeremiah 33:2 - the maker;  Lamentations 3:50 - GeneralDaniel 9:20 - for;  Acts 12:5 - prayer was made without ceasing;  2 Corinthians 1:11 - helping;  2 Corinthians 1:21 - stablisheth;  2 Thessalonians 2:17 - stablish;  Revelation 3:2 - watchful;  Revelation 4:8 - and they;  Revelation 14:15 - crying

Verse 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:
sworn
Deuteronomy 32:40; Ezekiel 20:5
Surely I will no more give
Heb. if I give, etc.
65:21-23; Leviticus 26:16; Deuteronomy 28:31,33; Judges 6:3-6; Jeremiah 5:17
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:51 - the fruit;  Deuteronomy 28:52 - GeneralJob 5:5 - harvest;  Psalm 18:44 - strangers;  Psalm 128:2 - thou shalt eat;  Song of Solomon 5:1 - eat;  Song of Solomon 7:9 - the best;  Isaiah 30:30 - the lighting;  Isaiah 48:1 - make mention;  Isaiah 51:9 - O arm;  Isaiah 51:22 - I have;  Isaiah 53:1 - the;  Jeremiah 31:5 - yet;  Jeremiah 44:26 - I have sworn;  Joel 1:16 - joy;  Joel 2:19 - I will send;  Joel 2:26 - ye shall;  Amos 9:14 - plant;  Micah 6:15 - GeneralHaggai 2:17 - in all;  Zechariah 9:17 - corn

Verse 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 holiness.
shall eat
Deuteronomy 12:7,12; 14:23-29; 16:11,14
Reciprocal: Numbers 6:15 - drink;  Song of Solomon 5:1 - eat;  Song of Solomon 7:9 - the best;  Isaiah 65:21 - GeneralJeremiah 5:17 - And they;  Jeremiah 31:5 - yet;  Ezekiel 40:14 - the court;  Ezekiel 44:3 - to eat;  Joel 1:16 - joy;  Joel 2:19 - I will send;  Joel 2:26 - ye shall;  Amos 9:14 - plant;  Micah 6:15 - GeneralZechariah 9:17 - corn

Verse 10

Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people.
go through
18:3; 40:3; 48:20; 52:11; 57:14; Exodus 17:15; Matthew 22:9; Hebrews 12:13
lift up
11:12; 49:22
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 19:3 - General2 Samuel 20:13 - the highway;  Isaiah 26:2 - Open;  Isaiah 35:8 - an highway;  Isaiah 49:11 - GeneralIsaiah 66:19 - I will set;  Jeremiah 4:6 - the standard;  Jeremiah 31:21 - Set thee;  Luke 3:4 - Prepare

Verse 11

Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
the Lord
Psalms 98:1-3; Mark 16:15; Romans 10:11-18
Say
40:9; Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 21:5; John 12:15
his reward
40:10; 49:4; Revelation 22:12
work
or, recompence.
Reciprocal: Genesis 49:10 - until;  Psalm 9:14 - daughter;  Psalm 18:20 - rewarded;  Psalm 97:8 - Zion;  Psalm 149:2 - let the;  Isaiah 1:8 - daughter;  Isaiah 26:1 - salvation;  Isaiah 37:22 - the daughter;  Isaiah 40:3 - Prepare;  Isaiah 46:13 - salvation;  Hebrews 2:3 - so

Verse 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.
The holy
60:21; Deuteronomy 7:6; 26:19; 28:9; 1 Peter 2:9
The redeemed
35:9; Psalms 107:2; 1 Peter 1:18,19; Revelation 5:9
Sought out
65:1; Ezekiel 34:11-16; Matthew 18:11-13; Luke 15:4,5; 19:10; John 4:23; 10:16
not
4; Matthew 16:18; 28:20; Hebrews 13:5 Reciprocal: Exodus 19:6 - and an;  Deuteronomy 14:2 - GeneralPsalm 74:2 - redeemed;  Psalm 149:2 - let the;  Isaiah 40:1 - comfort;  Isaiah 43:1 - Fear;  Isaiah 56:5 - and a;  Isaiah 60:14 - The city;  Isaiah 62:2 - thou shalt;  Isaiah 63:18 - people;  Jeremiah 13:11 - for a name;  Jeremiah 33:9 - a name;  Jeremiah 51:5 - Israel;  Daniel 12:7 - the holy;  Zephaniah 3:20 - for

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Isaiah 62". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/isaiah-62.html.