Christ persuadeth the Church to believe his free redemption,
Isaiah 52:1 Vp Syon vp, take thy strengthe vnto the: put on thyne honeste rayment O Ierusalem, thou citie of the holye one. For from thys tyme forthe, there shall no vncyrcumcysed nor vncleane person come in the. Isaiah 52:2 Shake the from the dust, aryse and stand vp, O Ierusalem. Plucke oute thy necke from the bonde. O thou captyue doughter Syon. Isaiah 52:3 For thus sayth the Lord: ye are solde for naughte, therfor shal ye be redemed also without anye moneye. Isaiah 52:4 For thus hath the Lorde sayde: My people wente doune afore tyme into Egypte, there to be straungers. Afterwarde dyd the kynge of the Assyryans oppresse them, for naughte. Isaiah 52:5 And nowe what profyt is it to me (sayeth the Lorde) that my people is frely caryed awaye, & brought into heuynes by theyr rulers, and my name euer styll blasphemed? saith the Lorde. Isaiah 52:6 But that my people maye knowe my name, I my selfe will speache in that daye. Beholde, here am I.
to receive the ministers thereof,
Isaiah 52:7 O howe bewtyfull are the fete of the Embassytoure, that bryngeth the message from the mountaine, and proclameth peace, that bringeth the good tydynges, and preacheth health, and sayeth vnto Syon. Thy God is the kynge. Isaiah 52:8 Thy watchemen shall lyft vp theyr voyce with loude voyce shall they preache of him: for they shall se him presente, when the Lorde shall come agayne to Syon.
to joy in the power thereof,
Isaiah 52:9 Be glad, O thou desolate Ierusalem, and reioyce together, for the Lorde wyll comforte hys people, he wyll delyuer Ierusalem. Isaiah 52:10 The Lorde wyl make bare hys holye arme, and shewe it forthe in the sight of al the Gentyls, & all the endes of the earthe shall se the sauing healthe of oure God.
and to free themselves from bondage.
Isaiah 52:11 Awaye, awaye, get you oute from thence, and touche no vnclean thing. Go oute from amonge suche. And be cleane, ye that beare the vessell of the Lorde. Isaiah 52:12 But ye shall not go oute with sedicion, nor make hast as they that fle awaye: for the Lord shall go before you, and the God of Israel shal kepe the watche.
Christ's Kingdom shall be exalted.
Isaiah 52:13 Beholde, my seruaunt shall deale wysely, therfore shall he be magnyfyed, exalted and greatly honoured. Isaiah 52:14 Lyke as the multitude shal wondre vpon hym, because his face shalbe so deformed & not as a mans face, & hys bewtye lyke no man: Isaiah 52:15 Euen so shall the multitude of þe Gentyles loke vnto hym, & the kinges shall shut theyr mouthes before hym. For they that haue not bene tolde of hym, shall se hym, and they that hearde nothynge of hym, shall beholde hym.