Isaiah 52

CHAPTER 52.

Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean. Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion. For thus saith the  Lord, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money. For thus saith the Lord  God, My people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause. Now therefore, what have I here, saith the  Lord, that my people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith the  Lord; and my name continually every day is blasphemed. Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I.

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the  Lord shall bring again Zion.

Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the  Lord hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem. 10 The  Lord hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

11 Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the  Lord. 12 For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the  Lord will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rereward.
be…: Heb. gather you up

13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.
deal…: or, prosper
14 As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men: 15 So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.
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