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Jehovah’s Witnesses


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Isaiah 62:1-12

62  On Sion’s behalf I will not be silent, and on Jerusalem’s I will not be quiet, till her rightness comes out like a radiance and her salvation like a burning torch. 2  And nations shall see your rightness, and all kings your glory; and you shall be called by a new name which Jehovah’s mouth will designate; 3  and you shall be a magnificent coronet in Jehovah’s hand and a royal tiara in the hand of your God. 4  You shall not again be spoken of as deserted nor your country as desolate, but you shall be called My-Dear and your country Husbanded; for Jehovah holds you dear, and your country shall have a husband. 5*  For as a young man weds with a maiden your sons shall wed with you, and as a bridegroom rejoices over a bride your God will rejoice over you. 6  Over your walls, Jerusalem, I have set watchers; all day and all night they will never drop to silence. Have no repose, reminders of Jehovah, 7  and give him none, till he establishes and makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth. 8  Jehovah has sworn by his right hand and his mighty arm “I will not again give your grain as food to your enemies, nor shall foreigners drink your grape-juice that you toiled for, 9  but those who bring it home shall eat it and praise Jehovah, and those who gather it shall drink it in my sacred courts.” 10*  Pass, pass the gates! clear the people’s road! level up, level up the street! pick out the stones that catch one’s feet! 11*  Say among the peoples “Here is Jehovah!” give out the word to the edge of the earth! say to the daughter of Sion “Here has come your Savior! here comes his pay with him, his result before him!” 12  And they shall call them a sacred people, Jehovah’s rescued men; and you shall be called “Wanted,” “Undeserted City.”


62:5 Conj. your Builder will wed Conj. your Lord will wed
62:10-11 Var. stones! hoist a signal for the peoples! Here has Jehovah given . . . earth, “Say to the daughter of Sion, Here
62:11 Var. Here has come your salvation