|52||Revised Standard Version||Passage|
|Awake, awake, |
put on your strength, O Zion;
put on your beautiful garments,
O Jerusalem, the holy city;
for there shall no more come into you
the uncircumcised and the unclean.
|God will rescue Jerusalem. Is.52.1-12|
|Shake yourself from the dust, arise, |
O captive Jerusalem;
loose the bonds from your neck,
O captive daughter of Zion.
|For thus says the LORD: "You were sold for nothing, and you shall be redeemed without money.|
|For thus says the Lord GOD: My people went down at the first into Egypt to sojourn there, and the Assyrian oppressed them for nothing.|
|Now therefore what have I here, says the LORD, seeing that my people are taken away for nothing? Their rulers wail, says the LORD, and continually all the day my name is despised.|
|Therefore my people shall know my name; therefore in that day they shall know that it is I who speak; here am I."|
|Hark, your watchmen lift up their voice, |
together they sing for joy;
for eye to eye they see
the return of the LORD to Zion.
|Break forth together into singing, |
you waste places of Jerusalem;
for the LORD has comforted his people,
he has redeemed Jerusalem.
|The LORD has bared his holy arm |
before the eyes of all the nations;
and all the ends of the earth
shall see the salvation of our God.
|Depart, depart, go out thence, |
touch no unclean thing;
go out from the midst of her, purify yourselves,
you who bear the vessels of the LORD.
|For you shall not go out in haste, |
and you shall not go in flight,
for the LORD will go before you,
and the God of Israel will be your rear guard.