A Crown of Glory

Isaiah 62:3-4.

Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.

Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the Lord delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.

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The picture here in verse three is of God holding Israel carefully in His hands, a precious jewel, a crown of glory for the nations to admire. The diadem is more like a tiara or the headdress of the priests, also indicative of Israel’s new relationship with God: The eternal restoration and reconciliation that all other nations will see, and will rejoice to see.

In v. 4, the words no more would indicate that Israel had been   forsaken by God for a time; but it would never happen again. Hephzibah  means delight, or in whom is My delight. 

Beulah means married,  and is a symbolic name of Palestine, just as Hephzibah is a symbolic name for Jerusalem.

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