Christ persuadeth the Church to believe his free redemption,
Isaiah 52:1 Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean. Isaiah 52:2 Shake thyself from the dust; arise, sit down, Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, captive daughter of Zion. Isaiah 52:3 For thus saith Jehovah: Ye have sold yourselves for nought, and ye shall be redeemed without money. Isaiah 52:4 For thus saith the Lord Jehovah: My people went down at the first into Egypt to sojourn there, and Assyria oppressed them without cause; Isaiah 52:5 and now, what have I here, saith Jehovah, that my people hath been taken away for nought? They that rule over them make them to howl, saith Jehovah; and continually all the day is my name scorned. Isaiah 52:6 Therefore my people shall know my name; therefore [they shall know] in that day that I [am] HE, that saith, Here am I.
to receive the ministers thereof,
Isaiah 52:7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that announceth glad tidings, that publisheth peace; that announceth glad tidings of good, that publisheth salvation, that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! Isaiah 52:8 The voice of thy watchmen, they lift up the voice, they sing aloud together; for they shall see eye to eye, when Jehovah shall bring again Zion.
to joy in the power thereof,
Isaiah 52:9 Break forth, sing aloud together, waste places of Jerusalem; for Jehovah comforteth his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem. Isaiah 52:10 Jehovah hath made bare his holy arm in the sight of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.
and to free themselves from bondage.
Isaiah 52:11 Depart, depart, go out from thence, touch not what is unclean; go out of the midst of her, be ye clean, that bear the vessels of Jehovah. Isaiah 52:12 For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight; for Jehovah will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear-guard.
Christ's Kingdom shall be exalted.
Isaiah 52:13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently; he shall be exalted and be lifted up, and be very high. Isaiah 52:14 As many were astonished at theehis visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the children of men Isaiah 52:15 so shall he astonish many nations; kings shall shut their mouths at him: for what had not been told them shall they see, and what they had not heard shall they consider.