62:1 For Zion's sake I will not a hold my peace, and for
Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until its righteousness
shall go forth as b brightness, and its salvation as a
lamp [that] burneth.
(a) The prophet says that he will never cease to declare to
the people the good tidings of their deliverance.
(b) Till they have full deliverance: and this the prophet
speaks to encourage all other ministers to the setting
forth of God's mercies toward his Church.
62:2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings
thy glory: and thou shalt be called by c a new name,
which the mouth of the LORD shall name.
(c) You will have a more excellent fame than you have had
62:3 Thou shalt also be a d crown of glory in the hand of the
LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.
(d) He will value you as dear and precious as a king does
62:4 Thou shalt no more be termed e 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 f married.
(e) You will no longer be contemned as a woman forsaken by
(f) That it may be replenished with children.
62:5 For [as] a young man marrieth a virgin, [so] shall thy sons
g marry thee: and [as] the bridegroom rejoiceth over the
bride, [so] shall thy God rejoice over thee.
(g) As they confess one faith and religion with you, they
are in the same bond of marriage with you, and they are
called the children of the Church, as Christ makes her
plentiful to bring forth children to him.
62:6 I have set h watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem,
[which] shall never hold their peace day nor night: i ye
that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence,
(h) Prophets, pastors and ministers.
(i) He exhorts the ministers never to cease to call on God
by prayer for the deliverance of his Church and to
teach others to do the same.
62:7 And give him no rest, till he shall establish, and till he
shall make Jerusalem a k praise in the earth.
(k) For the restoration of which all the world will praise
62:10l 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.
(l) Signifying the great number that would come to the
Church, and what means he would prepare for the
restitution of the same, as in (Isa 57:14).
62:11 Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed to the end of the world,
m Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation
cometh; behold, his reward [is] with him, and n his work
(m) You prophets and ministers show the people of this
their deliverance: which was chiefly meant of our
salvation by Christ, (Zec 9:9, Mt 21:5).
(n) He will have all power to bring his purpose to pass,
as in (Isa 40:10).
62:12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of
the LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A o city
(o) That is, one over whom God has had a singular care to
recover her when she was lost.