Awake, awake,1 Zion, clothe yourself with strength!2 Put on your garments of splendor,3 Jerusalem, the holy city.4 The uncircumcised5 and defiled6 will not enter you again.72
Shake off your dust;8 rise up,9 sit enthroned, Jerusalem. Free yourself from the chains on your neck,10 Daughter Zion,11 now a captive.
For this is what the LORD says: "You were sold for nothing,12 and without money13 you will be redeemed.14"
For this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "At first my people went down to Egypt15 to live; lately, Assyria16 has oppressed them.
"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,a " declares the LORD. "And all day long my name is constantly blasphemed.176
Therefore my people will know18 my name;19 therefore in that day20 they will know that it is I who foretold21 it. Yes, it is I."
How beautiful on the mountains22 are the feet of those who bring good news,23 who proclaim peace,24 who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, "Your God reigns!"25