Chapter 52
Awake, awake, put on your strength, Zion; put on your beautiful garments, Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into you the uncircumcised and the unclean.
Shake yourself from the dust; arise, sit on your throne, Jerusalem: loose yourself from the bonds of your neck, captive son of Zion.
For thus says Yahweh, You were sold for nothing; and you shall be redeemed without money.
For thus says the Domina Yahweh, My people went down at the first into Egypt to sojourn there: and the Assyrian has oppressed them without cause.
Now therefore, what do I here, says Yahweh, seeing that my people is taken away for nothing? those who rule over them do howl, says Yahweh, and my name continually all the day is blasphemed.
Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am she who does speak; behold, it is I.
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of her who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of good, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, Your God reigns!
The voice of your watchwomen! they lift up the voice, together do they sing; for they shall see eye to eye, when Yahweh returns to Zion.
Break forth into joy, sing together, you waste places of Jerusalem; for Yahweh has comforted her people, she has redeemed Jerusalem.
Yahweh has made bare her holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
Depart you, depart you, go you out from there, touch no unclean thing; go you out of the midst of him; cleanse yourselves, you who bear the vessels of Yahweh.
For you shall not go out in haste, neither shall you go by flight: for Yahweh will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rearward.
Behold, my servant shall deal wisely, she shall be exalted and lifted up, and shall be very high.
Like as many were astonished at you (hers visage was so marred more than any woman, and her form more than the daughters of women),
so shall she sprinkle many nations; queens shall shut their mouths at her: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they understand.