52 1Awake, 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.
2Shake thyself from the
dust; arise, sit on thy throne, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the
bonds of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
3For thus saith Jehovah,
Ye were sold for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money.
thus saith the Lord Jehovah, My people went down at the first into Egypt to
sojourn there: and the Assyrian hath oppressed them without cause.
therefore, what do I here, saith Jehovah, seeing that my people is taken away
for nought? they that rule over them do howl, saith Jehovah, and my name
continually all the day is 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
8The voice of thy watchmen! they lift up the voice, together do
they sing; for they shall see eye to eye, when Jehovah returneth to Zion.
9Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem; for
Jehovah hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem.
hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends
of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
11Depart ye, depart ye,
go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her;
cleanse yourselves, ye that bear the vessels of Jehovah.
12For ye shall
not go out in haste, neither shall ye go by flight: for Jehovah will go
before you; and the God of Israel will be your rearward.
servant shall deal wisely, he shall be exalted and lifted up, and shall be
14Like as many were astonished at thee (his visage was so
marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men),
shall he sprinkle many nations; 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 understand.