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 Lord says:

“You were sold for nothing,

and you will not be redeemed for money.”

52:4 For this is what the sovereign Lord says:

“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 Lord.

“Indeed my people have been carried away for nothing,

those who rule over them taunt,” 5  says the Lord,

“and my name is constantly slandered 6  all day long.

52:6 For this reason my people will know my name,

for this reason they will know 7  at that time 8  that I am the one who says,

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 

the Lord’s return to Zion.

52:9 In unison give a joyful shout,

O ruins of Jerusalem!

For the Lord consoles his people;

he protects 13  Jerusalem.

52:10 The Lord reveals 14  his royal power 15 

in the sight of all the nations;

the entire 16  earth sees

our God deliver. 17 

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