Shaya 62

For Al-Quds’ sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until her righteousness go forth as brightness, and her salvation as a lamp that burns. 2The nations shall see your righteousness, and all kings your glory, and you shall be called by a new name, which the mouth of Allah shall name. 3You shall also be a crown of beauty in the hand of Allah, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God. 4You shall no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall your land any more be termed Desolate: but you shall be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for Allah delights in you, and your land shall be married. 5For as a young man marries a virgin, so shall your sons marry you; and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you. 6I have set watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they shall never hold their peace day nor night: you who call on Allah, take no rest, 7and give him no rest, until he establish, and until he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth. 8Allah has sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give your grain to be food for your enemies; and foreigners shall not drink your new wine, for which you have laboured: 9but those who have garnered it shall eat it, and praise Allah; and those who have gathered it shall drink it in the courts of my sanctuary. 10Go through, go through the gates; prepare you the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up an ensign for the peoples. 11Behold, Allah has proclaimed to the end of the earth, Tell the daughter of Al-Quds,[1] Behold, your salvation comes; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him. 12They shall call them The holy people, The redeemed of Allah: and you shall be called Sought out, A city not forsaken.


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[1] 62:11 Quoted in the Injil, Matthew 21:5.