Chiastic Structures
The Old Testament
Chiastic Parallels
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10 I rejoice exceedingly in Jehovah;
my soul delights in my God. For he clothes me in garments of salvation,
he arrays me in a robe of righteousness— like a bridegroom dressed in priestly attire,
or a bride adorned with her jewels. 11 For as the earth brings forth its vegetation,
and as a garden causes what is sown to spring up in it, so will my Lord Jehovah
cause righteousness and praise to spring up in the presence of all nations.


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.
8 Jehovah has sworn by his right hand, his mighty arm:
I will no more let your grain be food for your enemies, nor shall foreigners drink the new wine you have toiled for.
9 Those who harvest it shall eat it,
giving praise to Jehovah; those who gather it shall drink it
within the environs of my sanctuary.