Isaiah 52

Chapter 52

In the last days, Zion will return, and Israel will be redeemed—The Messiah will deal prudently and be exalted.

1 aAwake, awake; put on thy bstrength, O cZion; put on thy dbeautiful egarments, O fJerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.

2 aShake thyself from the dust; barise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the cbands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.

3 For thus saith the Lord, Ye have asold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without bmoney.

4 For thus saith the Lord aGod, My people went down aforetime into bEgypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause.

5 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 ablasphemed.

6 Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that aday that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I.

7 How abeautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bbringeth cgood dtidings, that epublisheth fpeace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto gZion, Thy God reigneth!

8 Thy awatchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall bsee eye to eye, when the Lord cshall bring again dZion.

9 Break forth into joy, sing together, ye awaste places of Jerusalem: for the Lord hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem.

10 The Lord hath made abare his holy barm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall csee the dsalvation of our God.

11 Depart ye, depart ye, go ye aout from thence, btouch no cunclean thing; go ye dout of the midst of her; be ye eclean, that bear the vessels of the Lord.

12 For ye shall not go out with ahaste, nor go by flight: for the Lord will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your brearward.

13 Behold, my aservant shall deal bprudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.

14 As many were aastonied at thee; his bvisage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:

15 So shall he asprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been btold them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.