Christ persuadeth the Church to believe his free redemption,
Isaiah 52:1 Awake, awake, put on thy strength, O Zion, Put on the garments of thy beauty, Jerusalemthe Holy City; For enter no more into thee again, Do the uncircumcised and unclean. Isaiah 52:2 Shake thyself from dust, arise, sit, O Jerusalem, Bands of thy neck have loosed themselves, O captive, daughter of Zion. Isaiah 52:3 For thus said Jehovah: 'For nought ye have been sold, And not by money are ye redeemed.' Isaiah 52:4 For thus said the Lord Jehovah: 'To Egypt My people went down at first to sojourn there, And Asshurfor nought he hath oppressed it. Isaiah 52:5 And now, whatto Me here, An affirmation of Jehovah, That taken is My people for nought? Its rulers cause howling,an affirmation of Jehovah, And continually all the day My name is despised. Isaiah 52:6 Therefore doth My people know My name, Therefore, in that day, Surely I [am] He who is speaking, behold Me.'
to receive the ministers thereof,
Isaiah 52:7 How comely on the mountains, Have been the feet of one proclaiming tidings, Sounding peace, proclaiming good tidings, Sounding salvation, Saying to Zion, 'Reigned hath thy God.' Isaiah 52:8 The voice of thy watchmen! They have lifted up the voice, together they cry aloud, Because eye to eye they see, in Jehovah's turning back [to] Zion.
to joy in the power thereof,
Isaiah 52:9 Break forth, sing together, O wastes of Jerusalem, For Jehovah hath comforted His people, He hath redeemed Jerusalem. Isaiah 52:10 Jehovah hath made bare His holy arm Before the eyes of all the nations, And seen have all the ends of the earth, The salvation of our God.
and to free themselves from bondage.
Isaiah 52:11 Turn aside, turn aside, go out thence, The unclean touch not, go out from her midst, Be ye pure, who are bearing the weapons of Jehovah. Isaiah 52:12 For not in haste do ye go out, Yea, with flight ye go not on, For going before you [is] Jehovah, And gathering you [is] the God of Israel!
Christ's Kingdom shall be exalted.
Isaiah 52:13 Lo, My servant doth act wisely, He is high, and hath been lifted up, And hath been very high. Isaiah 52:14 As astonished at thee have been many, (So marred by man his appearance, And his form by sons of men.) Isaiah 52:15 So doth he sprinkle many nations. Concerning him kings shut their mouth, For that which was not recounted to them they have seen, And that which they had not heard they have understood!