The fervent desire of the prophet to confirm the Church in God's promises.
Isaiah 62:1 For Zions sake, wil I not hold my peace, and for Ierusalems sake I will not rest, vntill the righteousnesse thereof goe forth as brightnesse, and the saluation thereof as a lampe [that] burneth; Isaiah 62:2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousnes, and all Kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name. Isaiah 62:3 Thou shalt also be a crowne of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royall diademe in the hand of thy God. Isaiah 62:4 Thou shalt no more bee termed, Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed, Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzi-bah, and thy land, Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shalbe maried.
The office of the ministers (unto which they are incited) in preaching the Gospel,
Isaiah 62:5 For [as] a yong man marrieth a virgine, so shall thy sonnes marry thee: and [as] the bridegrome reioyceth ouer the bride, [so] shall thy God reioyce ouer thee. Isaiah 62:6 I haue set watchmen vpon thy walles, O Ierusalem, which shall neuer hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keepe not silence: Isaiah 62:7 And giue him no rest till he establish, and till hee make Ierusalem a praise in the earth. Isaiah 62:8 The LORD hath sworne by his Right hand, and by the arme of his strength, Surely, I will no more giue thy corne to be meat for thine enemies, and the sonnes of the stranger shall not drinke thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured: Isaiah 62:9 But they that haue gathered it shall eat it, and praise the LORD, and they that haue brought it together, shal drinke it in the Courts of my Holinesse.
and preparing the people thereto.
Isaiah 62:10 Goe through, goe through the gates: prepare you the way of the people: cast vp, cast vp the high way, gather out the stones, lift vp a standard for the people. Isaiah 62:11 Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed vnto the end of the world, say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy saluation commeth; behold, his reward [is] with him, and his worke before him. Isaiah 62:12 And they shall call them, The holy people: the redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, a citie not forsaken.