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Isaiah 62

1For the sake of Zion, I will not be silent, and for the sake of Jerusalem I will not rest, until her righteousness comes out like brilliance, and her salvation burns like a torch.
2And nations shall see your righteousness, and all kings your glory, and you shall be called a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall pronounce.
3And you shall be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord and a kingly diadem in the hand of your God.
4No longer shall “forsaken” be said of you, and “desolate” shall no longer be said of your land, for you shall be called “My desire is in her,” and your land, “inhabited,” for the Lord desires you, and your land shall be inhabited.
5As a young man lives with a virgin, so shall your children live in you, and the rejoicing of a bridegroom over a bride shall your God rejoice over you.
6On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen; all day and all night, they shall never be silent; those who remind the Lord, be not silent.
7And give Him no rest, until He establishes and until He makes Jerusalem a praise in the land.
8The Lord swore by His right hand and by the arm of His strength; I will no longer give your grain to your enemies, and foreigners shall no longer drink your wine for which you have toiled.
9But its gatherers shall eat it and they shall praise the Lord, and its gatherers shall drink it in My holy courts.
10Pass, pass through the portals, clear the way of the people, pave, pave the highway, clear it of stones, lift up a banner over the peoples.
11Behold, the Lord announced to the end of the earth, “Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold your salvation has come.’ ” Behold His reward is with Him, and His wage is before Him.
12And they shall call them the holy people, those redeemed by the Lord, and you shall be called, “sought, a city not forsaken.”
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PSALM 83

1. A psalm, a song of Asaph.

2. O God, have no silence, do not be silent and do not be still, O God.

3. For behold, Your enemies stir, and those who hate You raise their heads.

4. Against Your people they plot cunningly, and they take counsel against Your protected ones.

5. They said, “Come, let us destroy them from [being] a nation, and the name of Israel will no longer be remembered.”

6. For they have taken counsel with one accord; against You they form a pact.

7. The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, Moab and the Hagrites.

8. Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek, Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre.

9. Also Assyria joined them; they were the arm of the children of Lot forever.

10. Do to them as [to] Midian; as [to] Sisera, as [to] Jabin in the brook Kishon.

11. They were destroyed in En-Dor; they were [as] dung on the ground.

12. Make them, their nobles, as Oreb and as Zeeb, and as Zebah and as Zalmuna all their princes,

13. Who said, “Let us inherit for ourselves the dwellings of God.”

14. My God, make them like thistles, like stubble before the wind.

15. As a fire that burns in a forest and as a flame that burns mountains.

16. So will You pursue them with Your tempest, and with Your whirlwind You will terrify them.

17. Fill their faces with shame, and they will seek Your countenance, O Lord.

18. Let them be ashamed and terrified forever; let them be disgraced and perish.

19. Let them know that You-Your name alone is the Lord, Most High over all the earth.