For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her righteousness shines out like dawn [till you shimmer], her salvation like a blazing torch.
The nations will see your righteousness , and all kings your glory [your beauty]; you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will bestow.
You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord’s hand [the crown of creation], a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
No longer will they call you Deserted, or name your land Desolate.
But you will be called Hephzibah [my delight is in her], and your land Beulah [married]; for the Lord will take delight in you, and your land will be married.
As a young man marries a maiden [he pursues her, romances her]… as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride [you are lovely], so will God rejoice over you.
(Isaiah 62:1-5, emphasis added)
”But all who devour you will be devoured; all your enemies will go into exile.
Those who plunder you will be plundered; all who make spoil of you I will despoil.
But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,”
declares the Lord,
”because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares.” (Jer. 30:16-17)
Truly ”Captivating” 🙂