The jeweled bride (Isa 49:17-49:18)

“Your builders outstrip your destroyers.

Those who laid you waste,

Go away from you.

Lift up your eyes all around you!

See!

They all gather,

They come to you.

Says Yahweh.

‘As I live,

You shall put all of them on

Like an ornament.

You shall bind them on

Like a bride.’”

Second Isaiah has the many builders outnumbering the few disappearing destroyers in the New Jerusalem. He wanted them to look all around. They would all come together. This New Jerusalem would be like a bride with many ornaments and jewels all over it.

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