Isaiah 52

The Lord's Coming Salvation

1 Awake, awake!
Put on your strength, O Zion;
Put on your beautiful garments,
O Jerusalem, the holy city!
For the uncircumcised a and the unclean
Shall no longer come to you.
2 b Shake yourself from the dust, arise;
Sit down, O Jerusalem!
c Loose yourself from the bonds of your neck,
O captive daughter of Zion!

3 For thus says the LORD:
d "You have sold yourselves for nothing,
And you shall be redeemed e without money."
4 For thus says the Lord GOD:
"My people went down at first
Into f Egypt to 1 dwell there;
Then the Assyrian oppressed them without cause.
5 Now therefore, what have I here," says the LORD,
"That My people are taken away for nothing?
Those who rule over them
2 Make them wail," says the LORD,
"And My name is g blasphemed continually every day.
6 Therefore My people shall know My name;
Therefore they shall know in that day
That I am He who speaks:
'Behold, it is I.' "

7 h How beautiful upon the mountains
Are the feet of him who brings good news,
Who proclaims peace,
Who brings glad tidings of good things,
Who proclaims salvation,
Who says to Zion,
i "Your God reigns!"
8 Your watchmen shall lift up their voices,
With their voices they shall sing together;
For they shall see eye to eye
When the LORD brings back Zion.
9 Break forth into joy, sing together,
You waste places of Jerusalem!
For the LORD has comforted His people,
He has redeemed Jerusalem.
10 j The LORD has 3 made bare His holy arm
In the eyes of k all the nations;
And all the ends of the earth shall see
The salvation of our God.

11 l Depart! Depart! Go out from there,
Touch no unclean thing;
Go out from the midst of her,
m Be clean,
You who bear the vessels of the LORD.
12 For n you shall not go out with haste,
Nor go by flight;
o For the LORD will go before you,
p And the God of Israel will be your rear guard.

He Was Wounded for Our Transgressions

13 Behold, q My Servant shall 4 deal prudently;
r He shall be exalted and 5 extolled and be very high.
14 Just as many were astonished at you,
So His s visage 6 was marred more than any man,
And His form more than the sons of men;
15 t So shall He 7 sprinkle 7 many nations.
Kings shall shut their mouths at Him;
For u what had not been told them they shall see,
And what they had not heard they shall consider.

  1. Cross References
    Nehemiah 11:1
    Now the leaders of the people dwelt at Jerusale...
    Isaiah 48:2
    For they call themselves after the holy city, A...
    Isaiah 64:10
    Your holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wi...
    Zechariah 14:20
    In that day "HOLINESS TO THE LORD" shall be eng...
    Zechariah 14:21
    Yes, every pot in Jerusalem and Judah shall be ...
    Matthew 4:5
    Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, ...
    Revelation 21:2 - 27
    Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem,...
  2. Cross References
    Isaiah 3:26
    Her gates shall lament and mourn, And she being desolate shall sit on the ground.
  3. Cross References
    Isaiah 9:4
    For You have broken the yoke of his burden And the staff of his shoulder, The rod of his oppressor, As in the day of Midian.
    Isaiah 10:27
    It shall come to pass in that day That his burden will be taken away from your shoulder, And his yoke from your neck, And the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing oil.
    Isaiah 14:25
    That I will break the Assyrian in My land, And on My mountains tread him underfoot. Then his yoke shall be removed from them, And his burden removed from their shoulders.
    Zechariah 2:7
    "Up, Zion! Escape, you who dwell with the daughter of Babylon."
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 44:12
    You sell Your people for next to nothing, And are not enriched by selling them.
    Jeremiah 15:13
    Your wealth and your treasures I will give as plunder without price, Because of all your sins, Throughout your territories.
  5. Cross References
    Isaiah 45:13
    I have raised him up in righteousness, And I will direct all his ways; He shall build My city And let My exiles go free, Not for price nor reward," Says the LORD of hosts.
  6. Cross References
    Genesis 46:6
    So they took their livestock and their goods, which they had acquired in the land of Canaan, and went to Egypt, Jacob and all his descendants with him.
  7. Cross References
    Ezekiel 36:20
    "When they came to the nations, wherever they went, they profaned My holy name - when they said of them, 'These are the people of the LORD, and yet they have gone out of His land.'
    Ezekiel 36:23
    And I will sanctify My great name, which has been profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in their midst; and the nations shall know that I am the LORD," says the Lord GOD, "when I am hallowed in you before their eyes.
    Romans 2:24
    For "the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you," as it is written.
  8. Cross References
    Isaiah 40:9
    O Zion, You who bring good tidings, Get up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, You who bring good tidings, Lift up your voice with strength, Lift it up, be not afraid; Say to the cities of Judah, "Behold your God!
    Isaiah 61:1
    The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound.
    Nahum 1:15
    Behold, on the mountains The feet of him who brings good tidings, Who proclaims peace! O Judah, keep your appointed feasts, Perform your vows. For the wicked one shall no more pass through you; He is utterly cut off.
    Romans 10:15
    And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!
    Ephesians 6:15
    And having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace.
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 93:1
    The LORD reigns, He is clothed with majesty; The LORD is clothed, He has girded Himself with strength. Surely the world is established, so that it cannot be moved.
    Isaiah 24:23
    Then the moon will be disgraced And the sun ashamed; For the LORD of hosts will reign On Mount Zion and in Jerusalem And before His elders, gloriously.
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 98:1 - 3
    Oh, sing to the LORD a new song! For He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the victory.
  11. Cross References
    Luke 3:6
    And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.'
  12. Cross References
    Isaiah 48:20
    Go forth from Babylon! Flee from the Chaldeans! With a voice of singing, Declare, proclaim this, Utter it to the end of the earth; Say, "The LORD has redeemed His servant Jacob!
    Jeremiah 50:8
    Move from the midst of Babylon, Go out of the land of the Chaldeans; And be like the rams before the flocks.
    Zechariah 2:6
    Up, up! Flee from the land of the north," says the LORD; "for I have spread you abroad like the four winds of heaven," says the LORD.
    Zechariah 2:7
    "Up, Zion! Escape, you who dwell with the daughter of Babylon."
    2 Corinthians 6:17
    Therefore "Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.
  13. Cross References
    Leviticus 22:2
    Speak to Aaron and his sons, that they separate themselves from the holy things of the children of Israel, and that they do not profane My holy name by what they dedicate to Me: I am the LORD.
    Isaiah 1:16
    Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Cease to do evil.
  14. Cross References
    Exodus 12:11
    And thus you shall eat it: with a belt on your waist, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. So you shall eat it in haste. It is the LORD's Passover.
    Exodus 12:33
    And the Egyptians urged the people, that they might send them out of the land in haste. For they said, "We shall all be dead.
    Deuteronomy 16:3
    You shall eat no leavened bread with it; seven days you shall eat unleavened bread with it, that is, the bread of affliction (for you came out of the land of Egypt in haste), that you may remember the day in which you came out of the land of Egypt all the days of your life.
  15. Cross References
    Micah 2:13
    The one who breaks open will come up before them; They will break out, Pass through the gate, And go out by it; Their king will pass before them, With the LORD at their head.
  16. Cross References
    Exodus 14:19
    And the Angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud went from before them and stood behind them.
    Exodus 14:20
    So it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel. Thus it was a cloud and darkness to the one, and it gave light by night to the other, so that the one did not come near the other all that night.
    Isaiah 58:8
    Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.
  17. Cross References
    Isaiah 42:1
    Behold! My Servant whom I uphold, My Elect One in whom My soul delights! I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles.
  18. Cross References
    Isaiah 57:15
    For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: "I dwell in the high and holy place, With him who has a contrite and humble spirit, To revive the spirit of the humble, And to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
    Philippians 2:9
    Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name.
  19. Cross References
    Psalms 22:6
    But I am a worm, and no man; A reproach of men, and despised by the people.
    Psalms 22:7
    All those who see Me ridicule Me; They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying.
    Matthew 26:67
    Then they spat in His face and beat Him; and others struck Him with the palms of their hands.
    Matthew 27:30
    Then they spat on Him, and took the reed and struck Him on the head.
    John 19:3
    Then they said, "Hail, King of the Jews!" And they struck Him with their hands.
  20. Cross References
    Numbers 19:18 - 21
    A clean person shall take hyssop and dip it in the water, sprinkle it on the tent, on all the vessels, on the persons who were there, or on the one who touched a bone, the slain, the dead, or a grave.
    Ezekiel 36:25
    Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols.
  21. Cross References
    Romans 15:21
    But as it is written: "To whom He was not announced, they shall see; And those who have not heard shall understand.
    Ephesians 3:5
    Which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets:
    Ephesians 3:9
    And to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ.
    1 Peter 1:2
    Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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