Isaiah 52
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1Awake, awake, put on your strength, O Zion, "" Put on the garments of your beauty, Jerusalem—the Holy City; For the uncircumcised and unclean no longer enter into you again.

2Shake yourself from dust, arise, sit, O Jerusalem, "" Bands of your neck have loosed themselves, "" O captive daughter of Zion.

3For thus said YHWH: “You have been sold for nothing, "" And you are redeemed without money.” 4For thus said Lord YHWH: “My people went down at first "" To Egypt to sojourn there, "" And Asshur—he has oppressed it for nothing. 5And now, what [have] I here,” "" A declaration of YHWH, "" “That My people are taken for nothing? Its rulers cause howling,” "" A declaration of YHWH, "" “And My Name is continually despised all the day. 6Therefore My people know My Name, "" Therefore, in that day, "" Surely I [am] He who is speaking, behold Me.”

7How lovely on the mountains, "" Have been the feet of one proclaiming tidings, "" Sounding peace, proclaiming good tidings, "" Sounding salvation, "" Saying to Zion, “Your God has reigned.”

8The voice of your watchmen! They have lifted up the voice, together they cry aloud, "" Because they see eye to eye, "" In YHWH’s turning back [to] Zion.

9Break forth, sing together, "" O ruins of Jerusalem, "" For YHWH has comforted His people, "" He has redeemed Jerusalem.

10YHWH has made His holy arm bare "" Before the eyes of all the nations, "" And all the ends of the earth have seen "" The salvation of our God.

11Turn aside, turn aside, go out from there, "" Do not touch the unclean, "" Go out from her midst, "" Be pure, who are carrying the weapons of YHWH.

12For you do not go out in haste, "" Indeed, you do not go on with flight, "" For YHWH [is] going before you, "" And the God of Israel [is] gathering you!

13“Behold, My Servant acts wisely, "" He is high, and has been lifted up, "" And has been very high.”

14As many have been astonished at You "" (His appearance so marred by man, "" And His form by sons of men),

15So He sprinkles many nations. Kings shut their mouth concerning Him, "" For that which was not recounted to them they have seen, "" And that which they had not heard they have understood!

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Isaiah 51
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