Isaiah 52 ©
The church is roused with God's promise of free redemption. The welcome news of Christ's kingdom: the church is exhorted to rejoice therein; and to flee from bondage and its defilements. A prophecy of the glory of Christ after his sufferings.
aAWAKE, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the bholy city: for henceforth cthere shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.
Now therefore, iwhat have I here, saith the LORD, that my people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith the LORD; and my name continually every day is jblasphemed.
¶nHow beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, oThy God reigneth!
pThy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see qeye to eye, when the LORD shall rbring again Zion.
The LORD hath umade bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.
¶vDepart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, wthat bear the vessels of the LORD.
aSo shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall bshut their mouths at him: for that cwhich had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.