Chiastic Structures
The Old Testament
Chiastic Parallels
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1 For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent;
for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain still till her righteousness shines like a light,
her salvation like a flaming torch.


2 The nations shall behold your righteousness
and all their rulers your glory; you shall be called by a new name
conferred by the mouth of Jehovah.


3 Then shall you be a crown of glory
in the hand of Jehovah, a royal diadem in the palm of your God.


4 You shall no more be called the forsaken one,
nor your land referred to as desolate;


you shall be known as her in whom I delight
and your land considered espoused. For Jehovah shall delight in you,
and your land shall be espoused.


5 As a young man weds a virgin,
so shall your sons wed you; as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride,
so shall your God rejoice over you.


6 I have appointed watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem,


who shall not be silent day or night. You who call upon Jehovah, let not up
7 nor give him respite till he reestablishes Jerusalem and makes it renowned in the earth.