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Isaiah 52

52
LII
1Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion!
Put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem! the holy city;
For there shall no more come unto thee the uncircumcised, and the unclean.
2Shake thyself from the dust, arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem!
Loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion!
3For thus saith Jehovah:
For nought have ye been sold,
And not with money shall ye be ransomed,
4For thus saith the Lord Jehovah:
My people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there;
And the Assyrian oppressed them without cause.
5And now, what have I to do here, saith Jehovah,
Seeing that my people is taken away for nought?
They that rule over them howl, saith Jehovah,
And continually, every day, is my name blasphemed.
6Therefore my people shall know my name;
Therefore they shall know in that day
That I am He that doth speak: behold, it is I.
7How 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!
8The voice of thy watchmen! they lift up the voice; they shout for joy together:
For they shall see eye to eye,
When Jehovah restoreth Zion.
9Break out into singing, shout for joy together,
Ye waste places of Jerusalem!
For Jehovah hath comforted his people,
He hath redeemed Jerusalem.
10 Jehovah hath made bare his holy arm before the eyes of all the nations;
And all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.
11Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence;
Touch no unclean thing:
Go ye out from the midst of her;
Be ye clean, ye that bear the vessels of Jehovah!
12For ye shall not go out with haste,
Nor march along by flight;
For Jehovah will go before you,
And the God of Israel shall bring up your rear.
13Behold! my servant shall prosper;
He shall be exalted, and extolled, and be very high.
14As many were astonished at thee,
(His visage was disfigured more than any man,
And his form more than the sons of men:)
15So shall he sprinkle many nations:
Kings shall shut their mouths on account of him;
For what had not been told them, they shall see;
And what they had not heard, they shall perceive.

Isaiah 52

52
Yahweh Redeems Zion
1Awake! Awake; put on your strength, Zion!
Put on the garments of your beauty, Jerusalem, holy city!#Literally “city of the holiness”
For the uncircumcised and the unclean shall not continue to#Literally “do again he shall” enter you any longer.
2Shake yourself free from the dust! Rise up; sit, Jerusalem!
Free yourselves from the bonds of your neck, captive daughter of Zion!
3For thus says Yahweh:
“You were sold for nothing,
and you shall be redeemed without money.”
4For thus says the Lord Yahweh:
“My people went down to Egypt in the beginning, to dwell as aliens there, and Assyria oppressed him without cause.#Literally “in nothing” 5And now what do I have here?”declares#Literally “declaration of” Yahweh, “for my people is taken without cause. Its rulers howl,” declares#Literally “declaration of” Yahweh—“and my name is reviled continually, all day. 6Therefore my people shall know my name, therefore in that day, that I am the one who speaks. Here am I.”#Literally “Look at me”
7How delightful on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news,
who announces peace, who brings good news, who announces salvation,
who says to Zion, “Your God reigns as a king.”
8The voices#Hebrew “voice” of your watchmen! They lift up their voices;#Hebrew “voice”
together they sing for joy;
for they clearly#Literally “eye in eye “ see Yahweh’s return to Zion.
9Break forth,
sing for joy together, ruins of Jerusalem,
for Yahweh has comforted his people;
he has redeemed Jerusalem.
10Yahweh has bared his holy arm#Literally “the arm of his holiness” to the eyes of all the nations,
and all the ends#Hebrew “end” of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.
11Depart, depart, go out from there! You must not touch any unclean thing.
Go out from the midst of it, keep clean, you who carry the vessels of Yahweh.
12For you shall not go out in haste,
and you shall not go in flight,
for Yahweh is going before you,
and your rear guard is the God of Israel.
The Servant’s Suffering and Exaltation
13Look, my servant shall achieve success;
he shall be exalted,
and he shall be lifted up,
and he shall be very high.
14Just as many were appalled at you—
such was his appearance beyond human disfigurement,
and his form beyond the sons of mankind—
15so he shall sprinkle many nations;
because of him, kings shall shut their mouths.#Hebrew “mouth”
For they shall see what has not been told them,
and they shall consider with full attention what they have not heard.