Awake, awake; put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city…
A lady was watching a potter at his work, whose one foot was kept with "never-slackening speed turning at swift wheel round," while the other rested patiently on the ground. When the lady said to him, in a sympathizing tone, "How tired your foot must be!" the man raised his eyes and said, "No, ma'am; it isn't the foot that works that's tired; it's the foot that stands. That s it." If you want to keep your strength, use it; if you want to get tired, do nothing.
Parallel VersesKJV: Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.