Isaiah 62:1-7

Two proposals for Isaiah 62:1-7 have been submitted. Might this section be part of a larger unit beginning in chapter 61? Further comments most welcome.

RS
A.(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 see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory:

B. and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.

C. Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.

B’.(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.(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.

A’.(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, (7) And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

JLB

A.(1) For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace,
and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest,

B: a. until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness

b. and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.

      a’. (2)And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness,

b’. and all kings thy glory:

C: and thou shalt be called by a new name,
which the mouth of the LORD shall name.

D.(3) a. Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD,
            b. and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.

C’. (4) a : Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken;

b: neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate:

a’: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, [My delight is in her]

b’: and thy land Beulah: [Married]

B’: a.: for the LORD delighteth in thee,

b: and thy land shall be married.

b’.(5) For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee:

a’: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.

A’: a. (6) I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem,

b.: which shall never hold their peace day nor night:

b’. ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence,  And give him no rest,

a’: till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

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