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New Name

Revelation 2:17 tells us that God is going to give us a new name. Also, here in Isaiah 62:2, God is telling us that Jerusalem will receive a new name.

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Isaiah 62

1. “The reason Jerusalem can’t have peace today is because her Messiah is not there. He is seated at God’s right hand longing to rule that city in righteousness.” (McGee, J. Vernon, Thru the Bible: Volume III. [Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1983], 338)

2. “Jerusalem’s reputation would be transformed, because God would rename her.” [Max Anders and Trent C. Butler (2012). HOTC Vol. 15: Isaiah. B&H Publishing Group. Retrieved from]

“A new heart, a new situation, a new earth, a new righteousness demand a new name.” (McGee, 338)

3. “Before any name is mentioned, the new conditions, character, and association of Zion are expressed by comparing the city to some expensive and precious royal jewelry.” (Smith, Gary V., The New American Commentary, Volume 15B, Isaiah 40-66. [Nashville, B & H Publishing Group, 2009], 647)

4. “When you look at that land today, the word that comes to your mind is forsaken—desolate. That is the description of the land right now, but in the coming kingdom Israel shall be called Hephzibah, which means ‘delightful.’” [KJV] (McGee, 338)

5. “When a bride marries, she receives a new name. In the case of Israel, she is already married to Jehovah, but she will get a new name when she is reconciled to Him.” (Wiersbe, Warren W, The Bible Exposition Commentary: Old Testament Prophets. [Colorado Springs: David C Cook, 2002], 68)


6. “Several prophetic watchmen are being stationed to watch over the city of Jerusalem and to announce the good news of God’s coming (40:9; 52:8).” (Smith, 650)

7. This “simply expresses to the audience that urgent communication, coordination, and action are taking place within the royal, divine throne room. Therefore, they can be assured that God will establish his kingdom in Zion.” (Smith, 651)

8. “The prophet appears to quote some of God’s promises in order to remind the audience that God has not forgotten what he swore that he would do for them.” (Smith, 651)

9. “God promises that the Jews will never again lose their harvests to the enemy but will enjoy the fruit of their labors in the very courts of His sanctuary.” (Wiersbe, 68)

Prepare the Way

10. “This road that the people in Zion are to prepare is a spiritual way of life that smoothes the relationship between God and man.” (Smith, 653)

“The Lord is about to arrive, and the people must get the road ready.” (Wiersbe, 68)

11. “This is a proclamation that goes to the ends of the earth!” (Wiersbe, 68)

12. “The identification of Zion with the name the ’Holy People’ will finally fulfill the great calling God originally designed for his people back in Exodus 19:6 and commanded in Leviticus 19:2.” (Smith, 645)

“The ‘Redeemed of Yahweh,’ reminds everyone that theses peoples’ existence is due to God’s redemptive acts of paying the debts of a family member and freeing them from their former bondage.” (Smith, 645)

“‘Sought out’ and ‘City not Forsaken’ go together and reemphasize the reversal of the names back in 62:4.” (Smith, 645)


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In this article Scripture quotations taken from KJV.

Max Anders and Trent C. Butler (2012). HOTC Vol. 15: Isaiah. B&H Publishing Group. Retrieved from
McGee, J. Vernon, Thru the Bible: Volume III. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1983
Smith, Gary V., The New American Commentary, Volume 15B, Isaiah 40-66. Nashville, B & H Publishing Group, 2009
Wiersbe, Warren W, The Bible Exposition Commentary: Old Testament Prophets. Colorado Springs: David C Cook, 2002

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