11Awake, awake, Clotheyourself in your strength, O Zion ; Clotheyourself in your 2beautifulgarments, O Jerusalem, the 3holycity ; For the uncircumcised and the 4unclean Will nolongercome into you.
2Shake yourself 5from the dust, 6rise up, O captiveJerusalem ; 7Loose yourself from the chains around your neck, O captivedaughter of Zion.
For thussays the LORD, "You were 8sold for nothing and you will be 9redeemed10withoutmoney."
For thussays the LordaGOD, "My people11wentdown at the first into Egypt to residethere ; then the Assyrianoppressed them withoutcause.
5"Now therefore, what do I have here," declares the LORD, "seeing that My people have been taken away withoutcause ?" Again the LORDdeclares, "Those who rule over them howl, and My 12name is continuallyblasphemedallday long.
6"Therefore My people shall 13know My name ; therefore in that day I am the one who is speaking, 'Here I am.' "
7Howlovely on the mountains Are the feet of him who brings14good news, Who announcesbpeace And brings good news of chappiness, Who announcessalvation, And says to Zion, "Your 15Goddreigns !"
8Listen ! Your watchmenlift up their 16voices, They shoutjoyfullytogether ; For they will seeewith their owneyes When the LORDrestoresZion.
917Breakforth, shoutjoyfullytogether, You 18wasteplaces of Jerusalem ; For the LORD has comforted His people, He has 19redeemedJerusalem.
The LORD has bared His holy20arm In the sight of all the nations, fThat 21all the ends of the earth may see The salvation of our God.
1122Depart, depart, go out from there, 23Touchnothingunclean ; Go out of the midst of her, 24purify yourselves, You who carry the vessels of the LORD.
But you will not go out in 25haste, Nor will you gogas fugitives ; For the 26LORD will gobefore you, And 27the God of Israel will be your rearguard.