Isaiah 52

1Awake, awake, Zion; put on your strength, O Zion; and put on your glory, O Jerusalem the holy city; for the uncircumcised and unclean shall pass through you no more. 2Shake off the dust and arise; sit down, O Jerusalem; put off the band of your neck, captive daughter of Zion. 3For thus says the Lord, You have been sold for nought; and you shall not be ransomed with silver. 4Thus says the Lord, My people went down before to Egypt to sojourn there; and were carried away forcibly to the Assyrians. 5And now why are you here? Thus says the Lord: Because My people were taken for nothing, wonder and howl. Thus says the Lord: On account of you My name is continually blasphemed among the Gentiles. 6Therefore shall My people know My name in that day, for I am He that speaks; I am present, 7as a season of beauty upon the mountains, as the feet of one preaching glad tidings of peace, as one preaching good news; for I will proclaim your salvation, saying, O Zion, your God shall reign. 8For the voice of them that guard you is exalted, and with the voice together they shall rejoice; for eyes shall look to eyes, when the Lord shall have mercy upon Zion. 9Let the waste places of Jerusalem break forth in joy together, because the Lord has had mercy upon her, and has delivered Jerusalem. 10And the Lord shall reveal His holy arm in the sight of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation that comes from our God. 11Depart! Depart, go out from there, and touch not the unclean thing! Go you out from the midst of her; separate yourselves, you that bear the vessels of the Lord. 12For you shall not go forth with haste, neither go by flight; for the Lord shall go first in advance of you; and the God of Israel shall be the One that brings up your rear. 13Behold, My servant shall understand, and be exalted, and glorified exceedingly. 14As many shall be amazed at You, so shall Your face be without glory from men, and Your glory shall not be honored by the sons of men. 15Thus shall many nations wonder at Him; and kings shall keep their mouths shut; for they to whom no report was brought concerning Him shall see; and they who have not heard, shall consider.
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