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,
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.
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
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,
The Servant Exalted
He will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted.
His appearance was disfigured beyond that of any man,
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
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