1 Awake, awake, put on your strength, Zion; put on your beautiful
garments, Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no
more come into you the uncircumcised and the unclean. 2
Shake yourself from the dust; arise, sit [on your throne],
Jerusalem: loose yourself from the bonds of your neck, captive
daughter of Zion. 3 For thus says Yahweh, "You were sold for
nothing; and you shall be redeemed without money."
4 For thus says the Lord Yahweh, "My people went down at the first
into Egypt to sojourn there: and the Assyrian has oppressed them
5 "Now therefore, what do I here," says Yahweh, "seeing that my
people are taken away for nothing? those who rule over them
mock," says Yahweh, "and my name continually all the day is
blasphemed. 6 Therefore my people shall know my name:
therefore [they shall know] in that day that I am he who does
speak; behold, it is I."
7 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him who brings
good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of good, who
publishes salvation, who says to Zion, "Your God reigns!" 8
The voice of your watchmen! they lift up the voice, together do
they sing; for they shall see eye to eye, when Yahweh returns to
Zion. 9 Break forth into joy, sing together, you waste
places of Jerusalem; for Yahweh has comforted his people, he has
redeemed Jerusalem. 10 Yahweh has made bare his holy arm in
the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth have
seen the salvation of our God.
11 Depart, depart, go out from there, touch no unclean thing! Go
out of the midst of her! Cleanse yourselves, you who bear the
vessels of Yahweh. 12 For you shall not go out in haste,
neither shall you go by flight: for Yahweh will go before you;
and the God of Israel will be your rear guard.
13 Behold, my servant shall deal wisely, he shall be exalted and
lifted up, and shall be very high. 14 Like as many were astonished at you (his appearance was marred
more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men), 15 so shall he sprinkle many nations; kings shall shut their
mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they
see; and that which they had not heard shall they understand.