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Isaiah 52

Deliverance for Jerusalem

1 Awake, awake,

clothe yourself with strength, O Zion!

Put on your garments of splendor,

O Jerusalem, holy city!

For the uncircumcised and unclean

will no longer enter you.

2 Shake off your dust!

Rise up and sit on your throne, O Jerusalem.

Remove the chains from your neck,

O captive Daughter of Zion.

3 For this is what the LORD says:

“You were sold for nothing,

and without money you will be redeemed.”

4 For this is what the Lord GOD says:

“At first My people went down to Egypt to live,

then Assyria oppressed them without cause.

5 And now what have I here?

declares the LORD.

For My people have been taken without cause;

those who rule them taunt, a 

declares the LORD,

and My name is blasphemed continually

all day long. b 

6 Therefore My people will know My name;

therefore they will know on that day

that I am He who speaks.

Here I am!”

7 How beautiful on the mountains

are the feet of those who bring good news, c 

who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings,

who proclaim salvation,

who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!”

8 Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices,

together they shout for joy.

For every eye will see

when the LORD returns to Zion.

9 Break forth in joy, sing together,

O ruins of Jerusalem,

for the LORD has comforted His people;

He has redeemed Jerusalem.

10 The LORD has bared His holy arm

in the sight of all the nations;

all the ends of the earth will see

the salvation of our God.

11 Depart, depart, go out from there!

Touch no unclean thing; d 

come out from it, purify yourselves,

you who carry the vessels of the LORD.

12 For you will not leave in a hurry

nor flee in haste,

for the LORD goes before you,

and the God of Israel is your rear guard.

The Servant Exalted
(Philippians 2:5–11)

13 Behold, My Servant will prosper; e 

He will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted.

14 Just as many were appalled at Him f

His appearance was disfigured beyond that of any man,

and His form was marred beyond human likeness—

15 so He will sprinkle g many nations.

Kings will shut their mouths because of Him.

For they will see what they have not been told,

and they will understand what they have not heard. h 

 

Footnotes:

5 a DSS and Vulgate; MT wail
5 b LXX —on account of you My name is blasphemed continually among the Gentiles ; cited in Romans 2:24
7 c Cited in Romans 10:15
11 d Cited in 2 Corinthians 6:17
13 e Or will act wisely
14 f Syriac; Hebrew at You
15 g Or startle
15 h LXX For those who were not told will see, and those who have not heard will understand. Cited in Romans 15:21

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