52 Awake, awake,s Zion,
clothe yourself with strength!t
Put on your garments of splendor,u
Jerusalem, the holy city.v
will not enter you again.y
2 Shake off your dust;z
rise up,a sit enthroned, Jerusalem.
Free yourself from the chains on your neck,b
Daughter Zion,c now a captive.
“You were sold for nothing,d
“At first my people went down to Egyptg to live;
lately, Assyriah has oppressed them.
“For my people have been taken away for nothing,
and those who rule them mock,a”
declares the Lord.
“And all day long
my name is constantly blasphemed.i
therefore in that dayl they will know
that it is I who foretoldm it.
Yes, it is I.”
7 How beautiful on the mountainsn
are the feet of those who bring good news,o
who proclaim peace,p
who bring good tidings,
who proclaim salvation,
who say to Zion,
“Your God reigns!”q
together they shout for joy.t
they will see it with their own eyes.
9 Burst into songs of joyw together,
you ruinsx of Jerusalem,
for the Lord has comfortedy his people,
he has redeemed Jerusalem.z
10 The Lord will lay bare his holy arma
in the sight of all the nations,b
and all the ends of the earthc will see
the salvationd of our God.
11 Depart,e depart, go out from there!
Touch no unclean thing!f
Come out from it and be pure,g
you who carry the articlesh of the Lord’s house.
12 But you will not leave in hastei
or go in flight;
for the Lord will go before you,j
the God of Israel will be your rear guard.k
he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted.m
his appearance was so disfiguredo beyond that of any human being
and his form marred beyond human likenessp—
For what they were not told, they will see,
and what they have not heard, they will understand.t
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