Bible: Isaiah 52:7-15
52:7 How delightful it is to see approaching over the mountains 1
the feet of a messenger who announces peace,
a messenger who brings good news, who announces deliverance,
who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!” 2
52:8 Listen, 3 your watchmen shout;
in unison they shout for joy,
for they see with their very own eyes 4
52:9 In unison give a joyful shout,
O ruins of Jerusalem!
he protects 5 Jerusalem.
in the sight of all the nations;
the entire 8 earth sees
our God deliver. 9
52:11 Leave! Leave! Get out of there!
Don’t touch anything unclean!
Get out of it!
Stay pure, you who carry the
52:12 Yet do not depart quickly
or leave in a panic. 11
the God of Israel is your rear guard.
The Lord Will Vindicate His Servant
52:13 “Look, my servant will succeed! 12
He will be elevated, lifted high, and greatly exalted 13 –
52:14 (just as many were horrified by the sight of you) 14
52:15 his form was so marred he no longer looked human 17 –
Kings will be shocked by his exaltation, 20
for they will witness something unannounced to them,
and they will understand something they had not heard about.