Cheer for Prostrate Zion

2 Shake yourself 5from the dust, 6rise up, O captive Jerusalem; 7Loose yourself from the chains around your neck, O captive daughter of Zion.

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3 For thus says the LORD, "You were 8sold for nothing and you will be 9redeemed 10without money."

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4 For thus says the Lord GOD, "My people 11went down at the first into Egypt to reside there; then the Assyrian oppressed them without cause.

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    • a 52:4 - Heb "YHWH," usually rendered LORD
      5 "Now therefore, what do I have here," declares the LORD, "seeing that My people have been taken away without cause?" Again the LORD declares, "Those who rule over them howl, and My 12name is continually blasphemed all day long.

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      6 "Therefore My people shall 13know My name; therefore in that day I am the one who is speaking, 'Here I am.' "

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      7 How lovely on the mountains Are the feet of him who brings 14good news, Who announces peace And brings good news of happiness, Who announces salvation, And says to Zion, "Your 15God reigns!"

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        • b 52:7 - Or "well-being"
        • c 52:7 - Lit "good"
        • d 52:7 - Or "is King"
          8 Listen! Your watchmen lift up their 16voices, They shout joyfully together; For they will see with their own eyes When the LORD restores Zion.

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            • e 52:8 - Lit "eye to eye"
              9 17Break forth, shout joyfully together, You 18waste places of Jerusalem; For the LORD has comforted His people, He has 19redeemed Jerusalem.

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              10 The LORD has bared His holy 20arm In the sight of all the nations, That 21all the ends of the earth may see The salvation of our God.

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                • f 52:10 - Lit " will see"
                  11 22Depart, depart, go out from there, 23Touch nothing unclean; Go out of the midst of her, 24purify yourselves, You who carry the vessels of the LORD.

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                  12 But you will not go out in 25haste, Nor will you go as fugitives; For the 26LORD will go before you, And 27the God of Israel will be your rear guard.

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                  The Exalted Servant

                  13 Behold, My 28servant will prosper, He will be high and lifted up and greatly 29exalted.

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                    • h 52:13 - Or "very high"
                      14 Just as many were astonished at you, My people, So His 30appearance was marred more than any man And His form more than the sons of men.

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                      15 Thus He will 31sprinkle many nations, Kings will 32shut their mouths on account of Him; For 33what had not been told them they will see, And what they had not heard they will understand.

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