65:18 But be happy and rejoice forevermore
over what I am about to create!
For look, I am ready to create Jerusalem 1 to be a source of joy, 2
and her people to be a source of happiness. 3
65:19 Jerusalem will bring me joy,
and my people will bring me happiness. 4
The sound of weeping or cries of sorrow
will never be heard in her again.
1 map For location see Map5-B1; Map6-F3; Map7-E2; Map8-F2; Map10-B3; JP1-F4; JP2-F4; JP3-F4; JP4-F4.
2 tn Heb “Jerusalem, joy.” The next verse suggests the meaning: The Lord will create Jerusalem to be a source of joy to himself.
3 tn Heb “her people, happiness.” See the preceding note.
4 tn Heb “and I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and be happy in my people.”