54:6 “Indeed, the Lord will call you back
like a wife who has been abandoned and suffers from depression, 1
like a young wife when she has been rejected,” says your God.
60:15 You were once abandoned
and despised, with no one passing through,
but I will make you 2 a permanent source of pride
and joy to coming generations.
62:4 You will no longer be called, “Abandoned,”
and your land will no longer be called “Desolate.”
and your land “Married.” 5
For the Lord will take delight in you,
and your land will be married to him. 6
1 tn Heb “like a woman abandoned and grieved in spirit.”
2 tn Heb “Instead of your being abandoned and despised, with no one passing through, I will make you.”
3 tn Or “for”; KJV, NAB, NASB, NIV, NRSV “but.”
4 tn Hebrew חֶפְצִי־בָהּ (kheftsi-vah), traditionally transliterated “Hephzibah” (so KJV, ASV, NIV).
5 tn Hebrew בְּעוּלָה (bÿ’ulah), traditionally transliterated “Beulah” (so KJV, ASV, NIV).
6 tn That is, the land will be restored to the Lord’s favor and once again enjoy his blessing and protection. To indicate the land’s relationship to the Lord, the words “to him” have been supplied at the end of the clause.