1The church is roused with God's promise of free redemption. 7The welcome news of Christ's kingdom: 9the church is exhorted to rejoice therein; 11and to flee from bondage and its defilements. 13A prophecy of the glory of Christ after his sufferings.
11AWAKE, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the 2holy city: for henceforth 3there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.
21Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
3For thus saith the Lord, 1Ye have sold yourselves 2for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money.
4For thus saith the Lord God, My people went down aforetime into 1Egypt to sojourn there; and 2the Assyrian oppressed them without cause.
5Now therefore, 1what have I here, saith the Lord, that my people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith the Lord; and my name continually every day is2blasphemed.
6Therefore my people 1shall know my name: therefore they shall know2in that day that 3I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I.
7¶ 1How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, 2Thy God reigneth!
81Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see 2eye to eye, when the Lord shall 3bring again Zion.
9¶ 1Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the Lord hath comforted his people, 2he hath redeemed Jerusalem.
10The Lord hath 1made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.
11¶ 1Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, 2that bear the vessels of the Lord.
12For 1ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the Lord will go before you; and the God of Israel will abe your rereward.
13¶ Behold, 1my servant shall adeal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.
14As many were astonied at thee; his 1visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:
151So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall 2shut their mouths at him: for that3which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.