Isaiah 52:1-6 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Wake up, wake up! Pull on your boots, Zion! Dress up in your Sunday best, Jerusalem, holy city! Those who want no part of God have been culled out. They won't be coming along. 1 Awake, awake, O Zion, clothe yourself with strength. Put on your garments of splendor, O Jerusalem, the holy city. The uncircumcised and defiled will not enter you again.
2 Brush off the dust and get to your feet, captive Jerusalem! Throw off your chains, captive daughter of Zion! 2 Shake off your dust; rise up, sit enthroned, O Jerusalem. Free yourself from the chains on your neck, O captive Daughter of Zion.
3 God says, "You were sold for nothing. You're being bought back for nothing." 3 For this is what the LORD says: "You were sold for nothing, and without money you will be redeemed."
4 Again, the Master, God, says, "Early on, my people went to Egypt and lived, strangers in the land. At the other end, Assyria oppressed them. 4 For this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "At first my people went down to Egypt to live; lately, Assyria has oppressed them.
5 And now, what have I here?" God's Decree. "My people are hauled off again for no reason at all. Tyrants on the warpath, whooping it up, and day after day, incessantly, my reputation blackened. 5 "And now what do I have here?" declares the LORD. "For my people have been taken away for nothing, and those who rule them mock, " declares the LORD. "And all day long my name is constantly blasphemed.
6 Now it's time that my people know who I am, what I'm made of - yes, that I have something to say. Here I am!" 6 Therefore my people will know my name; therefore in that day they will know that it is I who foretold it. Yes, it is I."