Bible: Isa 52:1-10
52:1 Wake up! Wake up!
Clothe yourself with strength, O Zion!
Put on your beautiful clothes,
O Jerusalem, 1 holy city!
For uncircumcised and unclean pagans
will no longer invade you.
52:2 Shake off the dirt! 2
Get up, captive 3 Jerusalem!
Take off the iron chains around your neck,
O captive daughter Zion!
52:3 For this is what the
“You were sold for nothing,
and you will not be redeemed for money.”
52:4 For this is what the sovereign
“In the beginning my people went to live temporarily in Egypt;
Assyria oppressed them for no good reason.
52:5 And now, what do we have here?” 4 says the
“Indeed my people have been carried away for nothing,
those who rule over them taunt,” 5 says the
“and my name is constantly slandered 6 all day long.
52:6 For this reason my people will know my name,
‘Here I am.’”
52:7 How delightful it is to see approaching over the mountains 9
the feet of a messenger who announces peace,
a messenger who brings good news, who announces deliverance,
who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!” 10
52:8 Listen, 11 your watchmen shout;
in unison they shout for joy,
for they see with their very own eyes 12
52:9 In unison give a joyful shout,
O ruins of Jerusalem!
he protects 13 Jerusalem.
in the sight of all the nations;
the entire 16 earth sees
our God deliver. 17