Douay-Rheims Bible

Isaiah 52

Christ persuadeth the Church to believe his free redemption,

Isaiah 52:1 Arise, arise, put on thy strength, O Sion, put on the garments of thy glory, O Jerusalem, the city of the Holy One: for henceforth the uncircumcised, and unclean shall no more pass through thee. Isaiah 52:2 Shake thyself from the dust, arise, sit up, O Jerusalem: loose the bonds from off thy neck, O captive daughter of Sion. Isaiah 52:3 For thus saith the Lord: You were sold gratis, and you shall be redeemed, without money. Isaiah 52:4 For thus saith the Lord God: My people went down into Egypt at the beginning to sojourn there: and the Assyrian hath oppressed them without any cause at all. Isaiah 52:5 And now what have I here, saith the Lord: for my people is taken away gratis. They that rule over them treat them unjustly, saith the Lord, and my name is continually blasphemed all the day long. Isaiah 52:6 Therefore my people shall know my name in that day: for I myself that spoke, behold I am here.

to receive the ministers thereof,

Isaiah 52:7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, and that preacheth peace: of him that sheweth forth good, that preacheth salvation, that saith to Sion: Thy God shall reign! Isaiah 52:8 The voice of thy watchmen: they have lifted up their voice, they shall praise together: for they shall see eye to eye when the Lord shall convert Sion.

to joy in the power thereof,

Isaiah 52:9 Rejoice, and give praise together, O ye deserts of Jerusalem: for the Lord hath comforted his people: he hath redeemed Jerusalem. Isaiah 52:10 The Lord hath prepared his holy arm in the sight of all the Gentiles: 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 ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing: go out of the midst of her, be ye clean, you that carry the vessels of the Lord. Isaiah 52:12 For you shall not go out in a tumult, neither shall you make haste by flight: for the Lord will go before you, and the God of Israel will gather you together.

Christ's Kingdom shall be exalted.

Isaiah 52:13 Behold my servant shall understand, he shall be exalted, and extolled, and shall be exceeding high. Isaiah 52:14 As many have been astonished at thee, so shall his visage be inglorious among men, and his form among the sons of men. Isaiah 52:15 He shall sprinkle many nations, kings shall shut their mouth at him: for they to whom it was not told of him, have seen: and they that heard not, have beheld.

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