52 1 A consolation to the people of God. 7 Of the messengers thereof.
1 Arise, arise: put on thy strength, O Zion: put on the garments of thy beauty, O Jerusalem, the holy City: for henceforth there shall no [a]more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.
2 Shake thyself from the [b]dust, arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose the bands of thy neck, O thou captive daughter Zion.
3 For thus saith the Lord, Ye were sold for [c]naught; therefore shall ye be redeemed without money.
4 For thus saith the Lord God, My people went [d]down afore time into Egypt to sojourn there, and Assyria [e]oppressed them without cause.
5 Now therefore what have I here, saith the Lord, that my people is taken away for naught, and they that rule over them, make them to howl, saith the Lord? and my Name all the day continually is [f]blasphemed?
6 Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day, that I am he that do speak: behold, it is I.
7 How [g]beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him, that declareth and publisheth peace! that declareth good tidings, and publisheth salvation, saying unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
8 [h]The voice of thy watchmen shall be heard: they shall lift up their voice, and shout together: for they shall see eye to eye, when the Lord shall bring again Zion.
9 O ye desolate places of Jerusalem, be glad and rejoice together, for the Lord hath comforted his people: he hath redeemed Jerusalem.
10 The Lord hath made [i]bare his holy arm in the sight of all the Gentiles, and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.
11 [j]Depart, depart ye: go ye out from thence, and touch no unclean thing, go out of the midst of her, be ye clean, that [k]bear the vessels of the Lord.
12 For ye shall not go out [l]with haste, nor depart by fleeing away: but the Lord will go before you, and the God of Israel will gather you together.
13 Behold, my [m]servant shall prosper: he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.
14 As many were astonied at thee (his visage was so [n]deformed of men, and his form of the sons of men) so [o]shall he sprinkle many nations: the Kings shall shut their [p]mouths at him: for that which had not been told them, shall they see, and that which they had not heard shall they [q]understand.
Isaiah 52:1No wicked tyrant, which shall subvert God’s true religion, and oppress the conscience.
Isaiah 52:2Put off the garments of sorrow and heaviness, and put on the apparel of joy and gladness.
Isaiah 52:3The Babylonians paid nothing to me for you: therefore I will take you again without ransom.
Isaiah 52:4The Egyptians might pretend some cause to oppress my people because they went thither, and remained among them, but the Assyrians have no title to excuse their tyranny by, and therefore will I punish them more than I did the Egyptians.
Isaiah 52:5To wit, by the wicked, which think that I have no power to deliver them.
Isaiah 52:7Signifying, that the joy and good tidings of their deliverance should make their affliction in the mean time more easy: but this is chiefly meant of the spiritual joy, as Nah. 1:15; Rom. 10:15.
Isaiah 52:8The Prophets which are thy watchmen shall publish this thy deliverance: this was begun under Zerubbabel, Ezra, and Nehemiah, but was accomplished under Christ.
Isaiah 52:10As ready to smite his enemies, and to deliver his people.
Isaiah 52:11For the time is at hand that the Priests and Levites chiefly (and so by them all the people, which shall be as the Levites in this office) shall carry home vessels of the Temple which Nebuchadnezzar had taken away.
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