Isaiah 52 ©

The prophet speaks in this chapter of the deliverance of the people of the Jews out of the Babylonian captivity, which is a type of the spiritual redemption of the church by Christ, v. 1. etc. The grace and acceptableness of the preaching of the Holy Gospel, 7. A promise that the Lord will protect His church, 10. After this is shown that Christ shall be exalted, 13. After He shall have humbled Himself to the utmost, 14. A prophecy concerning the calling of the Gentiles, 15.


AWAKE, awake; 1put on thy strength, 2O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, 3the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come 4into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.


5Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: 6loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive 7daughter of Zion.


For thus saith the LORD, 8Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be 9redeemed without money.


For thus saith the Lord GOD, My people wenta down 10aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them 11without cause.


Now therefore, 12what have I here, saith the LORD, that my people 13is taken away for nought? 14they that rule over them make 15them to howl, saith the LORD; and 16my name continually every day is blasphemed.b


Therefore my people shall know 17my name: therefore they shall know 18in that day 19that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I.


20Howc beautiful 21upon the mountains are the feet of him 22that bringeth good tidings, 23that 24publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that 25publisheth salvation; that saith 26unto Zion, 27Thy God reigneth!


28Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall 29see 30eye to eye, when the LORD 31shall bring again Zion.


¶Break forth into joy, sing together, 32ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the LORD hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem.


The LORD hath 33made bare 34his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; andd35all the ends of the earth shall see 36the salvation of our God.


37Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out 38from thence, 39touche no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, 40that bear the vessels of the LORD.


41For ye shall not go out 42with haste, nor 43go by flight: for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your 44rereward.


45Behold, 46my 47servant shall deal 48prudently, 49he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.


As many 50were astoniedf at 51thee; 52his visage was 53so marredg more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:


So shall 54he 55sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths 56at him: for 57that 58which had noth been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.