The Apple of His Eye
Text: Isaiah 62:1-5 (NIV)
1 For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent,
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for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet,
till her righteousness shines out like the dawn,
her salvation like a blazing torch.
2 The nations will see your righteousness,
and all kings your glory;
you will be called by a new name
that the mouth of the Lord will bestow.
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3 You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord’s hand,
a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
4 No longer will they call you Deserted,
or name your land Desolate.
But you will be called Hephzibah,a
and your land Beulahb;
for the Lord will take delight in you,
and your land will be married.
5 As a young man marries a maiden,
so will your sonsc marry you;
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as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride,
so will your God rejoice over you.
a Hephzibah means my delight is in her.
b Beulah means married.
c Or Builder
 The Holy Bible : New International Version. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996, c1984.