The fervent desire of the prophet to confirm the Church in God's promises.
Isaiah 62:1 For Sions sake therfore wyll I not holde my tunge, and for Ierusalems sake I will not ceasse: vntyll their righteousnes breake forth as the shynynge lyght, and their saluacyon as a burnynge lampe. Isaiah 62:2 Then shall the Gentiles se thy ryghteousnes, and all kynges thy glory. Thou shalt be named with a newe name, which the mouth of þe Lord shall shewe. Isaiah 62:3 Thou shalt be a crowne in the hande of the Lorde, and a gloryous garlande in the hande of thy God. Isaiah 62:4 From thys tyme forth thou shalt neuer be called þe forsaken, and thy lande shall nomore be called þe wildernesse. But þu shalt be called: My pleasure is in her, & thy lande shalbe called: the maryed woman: for the Lord loueth the, & thy lande shalbe ioyned in mariage.
The office of the ministers (unto which they are incited) in preaching the Gospel,
Isaiah 62:5 And lyke as a yonge man taketh a daughter to mariage, so shall thy sonnes be maryed vnto þe. And as a bryde grome is glad of hys bryde, so shall thy God reioyse ouer the. Isaiah 62:6 I haue set watchmen vpon thy walles (O Ierusalem) which shall nether ceasse daye nor night to preache the Lorde. And ye also that remembre the Lorde ye shall not kepe him close, Isaiah 62:7 nor leaue to speake of him, vntyll Ierusalem be sett vp, & made the prayse of the worlde. Isaiah 62:8 The Lord hath sworne by his right hande & by his stronge arme, that from hence forth he wyll not geue thy corne to be meate for thyne enemyes, ner thy vyne (wherin þu hast laboured) to be drincke for the straungers. Isaiah 62:9 But they that haue gathered in the corne, shall eate it, & geue thanckes to the Lord: & they þt haue borne in the wyne, shall drinck it in the court of my Sanctuary.
and preparing the people thereto.
Isaiah 62:10 Go you, go you thorowe the gatis, make cleane the way, make playne, make playne þe fote pathe, & take awaye þe stones, out of yt & set out a token for the people. Isaiah 62:11 Beholde, the Lord proclameth vnto þe endes of þe worlde: tell the daughter Syon: se, thy sauyour commeth, beholde, he bringeth his treasure with him, & his worckes go before him. Isaiah 62:12 For they whom þe Lord delyuereth, shalbe called þe holy people: & as for the: thou shalt be named þe greatlye occupyed, & not the forsaken cytie.