"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. For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee." (Isaiah 62:3-5)
Like a crown of great worth, Israel's luster will be displayed by God to every nation on earth. The second word for hand focuses on the palm of the hand. The Jews are in the palm of God's hand. He will not lose His grip upon their ultimate welfare until the nation has been restored under Jesus Christ.
In the aftermath of the Babylonian invasion, Desolate and Forsaken were terms which became all too common for the inheritance promised to Abraham's seed. The Kingdom's advent will vanquish forever these disparaging terms and usher in two names which reflect the nation's salvation. Hephzibah means My delight is in her, and Beulah means married. God has kept Israel as the apple of His eye (Zechariah 2:8). The nation's relationship with her God will someday be restored through faith in Jesus the Messiah. In those days, Israel's population will greatly increase (Isaiah 49:18-22); and God's people will live joyfully in the lot of their inheritance.