New Living Translation

Isaiah 62

Isaiah’s Prayer for Jerusalem

1Because I love Zion,
    I will not keep still.
Because my heart yearns for Jerusalem,
    I cannot remain silent.
I will not stop praying for her
    until her righteousness shines like the dawn,
    and her salvation blazes like a burning torch.
The nations will see your righteousness.
    World leaders will be blinded by your glory.
And you will be given a new name
    by the Lord’s own mouth.
The Lord will hold you in his hand for all to see—
    a splendid crown in the hand of God.
Never again will you be called “The Forsaken City”[a]
    or “The Desolate Land.”[b]
Your new name will be “The City of God’s Delight”[c]
    and “The Bride of God,”[d]
for the Lord delights in you
    and will claim you as his bride.
Your children will commit themselves to you, O Jerusalem,
    just as a young man commits himself to his bride.
Then God will rejoice over you
    as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride.

O Jerusalem, I have posted watchmen on your walls;
    they will pray day and night, continually.
    Take no rest, all you who pray to the Lord.
Give the Lord no rest until he completes his work,
    until he makes Jerusalem the pride of the earth.
The Lord has sworn to Jerusalem by his own strength:
    “I will never again hand you over to your enemies.
Never again will foreign warriors come
    and take away your grain and new wine.
You raised the grain, and you will eat it,
    praising the Lord.
Within the courtyards of the Temple,
    you yourselves will drink the wine you have pressed.”

10 Go out through the gates!
    Prepare the highway for my people to return!
Smooth out the road; pull out the boulders;
    raise a flag for all the nations to see.
11 The Lord has sent this message to every land:
    “Tell the people of Israel,[e]
‘Look, your Savior is coming.
    See, he brings his reward with him as he comes.’”
12 They will be called “The Holy People”
    and “The People Redeemed by the Lord.”
And Jerusalem will be known as “The Desirable Place”
    and “The City No Longer Forsaken.”

Notas al pie

  1. 62:4a Hebrew Azubah, which means “forsaken.”
  2. 62:4b Hebrew Shemamah, which means “desolate.”
  3. 62:4c Hebrew Hephzibah, which means “my delight is in her.”
  4. 62:4d Hebrew Beulah, which means “married.”
  5. 62:11 Hebrew Tell the daughter of Zion.

New International Reader's Version

Isaiah 62

The Lord Gives Zion a New Name

1The Lord says, “For the good of Zion I will not keep silent.
    For Jerusalem’s benefit I will not remain quiet.
I will not keep silent until what I will do for them
    shines like the sunrise.
I will not remain quiet until they are saved
    and shine like a blazing torch.
Jerusalem, the nations will see
    that I have made everything right for you.
    All their kings will see your glory.
You will be called by a new name.
    I myself will give it to you.
You will be like a glorious crown in my strong hand.
    You will be like a royal crown in my powerful hand.
People will not call you Deserted anymore.
    They will no longer name your land Empty.
Instead, you will be called One the Lord Delights In.
    Your land will be named Married One.
That’s because the Lord will take delight in you.
    And your land will be married.
As a young man marries a young woman,
    so your Builder will marry you.
As a groom is happy with his bride,
    so your God will be full of joy over you.”

Jerusalem, I have stationed guards on your walls.
    They must never be silent day or night.
You who call out to the Lord
    must not give yourselves any rest.
And don’t give him any rest
    until he makes Jerusalem secure.
Don’t give him any peace
    until people all over the earth praise that city.

The Lord has made a promise.
    He has lifted up his right hand and mighty arm.
He has promised, “I will never give your grain
    to your enemies for food again.
Outsiders will never again drink the fresh wine
    you have worked so hard for.
Instead, those who gather the grain will eat it themselves.
    And they will praise me.
Those who gather grapes to make the wine will enjoy it.
    They will drink it in the courtyards of my temple.”

10 Go out through your gates, people of Jerusalem! Go out!
    Prepare the way for the rest of your people to return.
Build up the road! Build it up!
    Remove the stones.
Raise a banner over the city
    for the nations to see.

11 The Lord has announced a message
    from one end of the earth to the other.
He has said, “Tell the people of Zion,
    ‘Look! Your Savior is coming!
He is bringing his people back as his reward.
    He has won the battle over their enemies.’ ”
12 They will be called the Holy People.
    They will be called the People the Lord Set Free.
And Jerusalem will be named the City the Lord Cares About.
    It will be named the City No Longer Deserted.