The fervent desire of the prophet to confirm the Church in God's promises.
Isaiah 62:1 For Syons sake therfore wyll I not holde my tonge, and for Ierusalems sake I wil not ceasses vntil their righteousnesses breake forth as the shininge lyghte, & their health as a burninge lampe. Isaiah 62:2 Then shal the Gentiles se thy ryghteousnesses and all kinges thy glorye. Thou shalt be named wyth a newe name, whyche the mouthe of the Lorde shal shewe. Isaiah 62:3 Thou shalt be a croune in the hande of the Lorde, and a glorious garlande in the hande of thy God. Isaiah 62:4 From this tyme forthe thou shalt neuer be called þe forsaken, & thy land shal no more be called the wildernesse. But thou shalt be called Hephribah, & thy lande Beula: for the Lorde loueth the, and thy land shalbe inhabyted.
The office of the ministers (unto which they are incited) in preaching the Gospel,
Isaiah 62:5 And lyke as a younge man taketh a doughter to mariage, so shall God mary him selfe vnto thy sonnes. And as a brydegrome is glad of his bride, so shall God reioyse ouer the. Isaiah 62:6 I wyll set watchmen vpon thy walles (O Ierusalem) whiche shall neyther ceasse daye nor night to preache the Lorde. And ye also shal not kepe him close, Isaiah 62:7 nor leaue to speake of him, vntill Ierusalem be set vp, & made the prayse of the worlde. Isaiah 62:8 The Lorde hath sworne by his right hande, and by his strong arme, þt from thence forthe he will not geue thy corne to be meate for thine enemies, nor thy wyne (wherin thou hast laboured) to be dryncke for þe straungers. Isaiah 62:9 But they þt haue gathered in þe corne shall eate it, and geue thanckes to the Lorde: and they that haue borne in the wyne, shal drincke it in in the court of my sanctuary.
and preparing the people thereto.
Isaiah 62:10 Stande backe, and depart a sunder, ye that stand vnder the gate: make roume ye people, repayre the strete, and take awaye the stones, & set out a token for the people. Isaiah 62:11 Beholde, the Lorde proclameth in the endes of the worlde: tell the doughter Syon: se, thy saluacyon commeth, beholde he bryngeth his treasure wyth hym, and hys worckes go before hym. Isaiah 62:12 For they whome the Lorde delyuereth, shalbe called the holy people: and as for the, thou shalt be named the greatly occupied, and not the forsaken.