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Isaiah 62:12

    Isaiah 62:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and you shall be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they shall call them The holy people, The redeemed of Jehovah: and thou shalt be called Sought out, A city not forsaken.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And they will be named, The holy people, Those whose cause has been taken up by the Lord: and you will be named, Desired, A town not given up.

    Webster's Revision

    And they shall call them The holy people, The redeemed of Jehovah: and thou shalt be called Sought out, A city not forsaken.

    World English Bible

    They shall call them The holy people, The redeemed of Yahweh: and you shall be called Sought out, A city not forsaken.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they shall call them The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called Sought out, A city not forsaken.

    Definitions for Isaiah 62:12

    Forsaken - To leave in an abandoned condition.

    Clarke's Commentary on Isaiah 62:12

    They shall call them - These characteristics seem to be put in their inverted order. -

    1. God will not forsake them.

    2. They shall be sought out.

    3. They shall be redeemed. And,

    4. Be in consequence a holy people.

    1. When God calls, it is a proof that he has not forsaken.

    2. When he seeks, it is a proof he is waiting to be gracious.

    3. When the atonement is exhibited, all things are then ready.

    4. And when that is received, holiness of heart and life is then to be kept continually in view, as this is the genuine work of God's Spirit; and without holiness none shall see the Lord.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 62:12

    And they shall call them - It shall be the honorable and just name by which they shall be known, that they are a holy people, and that they are the redeemed of Yahweh. No name is so honorable as that; no one conveys so much that is elevated and ennobling as to say of one, 'he is one whom Yahweh has redeemed from sin and death and hell by atoning blood.' He who has a just sense of the import of this name, will desire no Other record to be made of his life - no other inscription on his tomb - than that he is one who has been redeemed by Yahweh.

    And thou shalt be called - (See the notes at Isaiah 62:2).

    Sought out - The city much sought after, or much desired - to wit, by converts who shall come from afar; by foreigners who shall come to do thee honor (see Isaiah 2:3; Isaiah 40:5-6, Isaiah 40:10-11; Isaiah 49:18-22). Or it may mean that Jerusalem would be a city sought out and desired by Yahweh; that is, no more forsaken by him. So Gesenius understands it.

    A city not forsaken - No longer given up to the invasions of a foreign enemy, and abandoned to long desolation. The idea is, that the church and people of God would be the object of his kind protecting care henceforward, and would enjoy his continued smiles.