The fervent desire of the prophet to confirm the Church in God's promises.
Isaiah 62:1 For Zions sake I will not holde my tongue, and for Ierusalems sake I wil not rest, vntil the righteousnes thereof breake foorth as the light, and saluation thereof as a burning lampe. Isaiah 62:2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousnesse, and all Kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shal 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 It shall no more be sayd vnto thee, Forsaken, neither shal it be said any more to thy land, Desolate, but thou shalt be called Hephzi-bah, and thy land Beulah: for the Lorde deliteth in thee, and thy land shall haue an husband.
The office of the ministers (unto which they are incited) in preaching the Gospel,
Isaiah 62:5 For as a yong man marieth a virgine, so shall thy sonnes marry thee: and as a bridegrome is glad of the bride, so shall thy God reioyce ouer thee. Isaiah 62:6 I haue set watchmen vpon thy walles, O Ierusalem, which all the day & all the night continually shal not cease: ye that are mindfull of the Lord, keepe not silence, Isaiah 62:7 And giue him no rest, till hee repaire and vntill hee set vp Ierusalem the prayse of the worlde. Isaiah 62:8 The Lorde hath sworne by his right hand and by his strong arme, Surely I wil no more giue thy corne to be meate for thine enemies, & surely the sonnes of the strangers shall not drinke thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured. Isaiah 62:9 But they that haue gathered it, shall eate it, and prayse the Lorde, and the gatherers thereof shal drinke it in the courtes of my Sanctuarie.
and preparing the people thereto.
Isaiah 62:10 Go through, go through the gates: prepare you the way for the people: cast vp, cast vp the way, and gather out the stones and set vp a standart for the people. Isaiah 62:11 Beholde, the Lorde hath proclaimed vnto the endes of the world: tell the daughter Zion, Beholde, thy Sauiour commeth: beholde, his wages is with him, and his worke is before him. Isaiah 62:12 And they shal call them, The holy people, the redeemed of the Lord, and thou shalt be named, A citie sought out and not forsaken.