God Will Deliver Zion from Captivity
52 1 Awake , awake , Clothe yourself in your strength , O Zion ; Clothe yourself in your beautiful garments , O Jerusalem , the holy city ; For the uncircumcised and the unclean Will no longer e come into you. 2 Shake yourself from the dust , rise up, O captive Jerusalem ; Loose yourself from the chains around your neck , O captive daughter of Zion . 3 For thus says the Lord , "You were sold for nothing and you will be redeemed without money ." 4 For thus says the Lord GOD , "My people went down at the first into Egypt to reside there ; then the Assyrian oppressed them without cause . 5 "Now therefore, what do I have here ," declares the Lord , "seeing that My people have been taken away without cause ?" Again the Lord declares , "Those who rule over them howl , and My name is continually blasphemed all day long. 6 "Therefore My people shall know My name ; therefore in that day I am the one who is speaking , 'Here I am.' "
7 How lovely on the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news , Who announces peace And brings good news of happiness , Who announces salvation , And says to Zion , "Your God reigns !" 8 Listen ! Your watchmen lift up their voices , They shout joyfully together ; For they will see with their own eyes When the Lord restores Zion . 9 Break forth , shout joyfully together , You waste places 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 , That all the ends of the earth may see The salvation of our God . 11 Depart , depart , go out from there , Touch nothing unclean ; Go out of the midst of her, purify yourselves, You who carry the vessels of the Lord . 12 But you will not go out in haste , Nor will you go as fugitives ; For the Lord will go before you, And the God of Israel will be your rear guard .
The Suffering of the LORD's Servant
13 Behold , My servant will prosper , He will be high and lifted up and greatly exalted . 14 Just as many were astonished at you, My people, So His appearance was marred more than any man And His form more than the sons of men . 15 Thus He will sprinkle many nations , Kings will shut their mouths on account of Him; For what had not been told them they will see , And what they had not heard they will understand .