Christ persuadeth the Church to believe his free redemption,
Isaiah 52:1 Vp Sion vp, take thy strength vnto the: put on thyne honest rayment O Ierusalem, thou holy citie. For from thys tyme forth, there shall no vncircumcysed ner vncleane person come in þe. Isaiah 52:2 Shake the from the dust, aryse & stande vp, O Ierusalem. Plucke out thy neck from the bonde: O þu captiue daughter Sion. Isaiah 52:3 For thus sayeth the Lord: ye are solde for naught, therfore shall ye be redemed also without eny mony. Isaiah 52:4 For thus sayeth þe Lorde God: My people wente downe afore tyme into Egypte, there to be straungers, and the kynge of the Assyrians oppressed them wythout anye cause. Isaiah 52:5 And nowe what profyt is it to me (sayth the Lorde) that my people is frely caryed awaye, and brought in to heuynes by their rulers, & my name euer still blasphemed? sayeth þe Lorde? Isaiah 52:6 Therfore that my people maye knowe my name, therfore I say in that daye they shall knowe it, that I am he þt do speake. I saye euen I.
to receive the ministers thereof,
Isaiah 52:7 O howe bewtifull are þe fete of the Embassitoure, þt bryngeth þe message from þe mountayne, & proclameth peace: that bryngeth the good tydynges, and preacheth health, and sayeth vnto Sion: Thy God is þe kynge. Isaiah 52:8 Thy watchmen shall lyft vp theyr voyce: with lowde voyce shall they preach of hym: for they shall se hym present, when the Lorde shall conuerte Sion.
to joy in the power thereof,
Isaiah 52:9 Be glad, with thankes gyuynge. O þu desolate Ierusalem, & reioyce together for the Lorde hath comforted hys people, he hath delyuered Ierusalem. Isaiah 52:10 The Lorde hath made bare hys holy arme, and shewed it forth in the syght of all the Gentiles, & all the endes of the earth hath sene the sauinge health of our God.
and to free themselves from bondage.
Isaiah 52:11 Awaye, awaye, get you out from thence and touche no vncleane thynge. Go oute from amonge soche. And be cleane, that beare the vessell of the Lorde. Isaiah 52:12 For ye shall not escape by rennynge ner by flyenge awaye: but the Lorde shall go before you, and the God of Israel shall gather you together.
Christ's Kingdom shall be exalted.
Isaiah 52:13 Beholde, my seruaunt shall deale wysely, therfore shall he be magnified, exalted & greatly honoured. Isaiah 52:14 Lyke as the multitude shall wondre vpon hym, because hys face shalbe so deformed & not as a mans face, hys bewtye lyke no man: Isaiah 52:15 Euen so shall the multitude of the Gentyles loke vnto hym, & kynges shall shut their mouthes before him. For they þt haue not bene tolde of him, shall se hym, & they þt herde nothynge of hym, shall beholde him.