Wake up, wake up, Jerusalem! Become strong! Be beautiful again, holy city of Jerusalem. will not enter you again.
Jerusalem, you once were a prisoner. Now shake off the dust and stand up. Jerusalem, you once were a prisoner. Now free yourself from the chains around your neck.
This is what the Lord says: "You were not sold for a price, so you will be saved without cost."
This is what the Lord God says: "First my people went down to Egypt to live. Later Assyria made them slaves.
"Now see what has happened," says the Lord. "Another nation has taken away my people for nothing. This nation who rules them makes fun of me," says the Lord. "All day long they speak against me.
This has happened so my people will know who I am, and so, on that future day, they will know that I am the one speaking to them. It will really be me."
How beautiful is the person who comes over the mountains to bring good news, who announces peace and brings good news, who announces salvation and says to Jerusalem, "Your God is King."