1 Awake, awake, Zion, ¶ clothe yourself with strength! ¶ Put on your garments of splendor, ¶ Jerusalem, the holy city. ¶ The uncircumcised and defiled ¶ will not enter you again.
2 Shake off your dust; rise up, sit enthroned, Jerusalem. ¶ Free yourself from the chains on your neck, ¶ Daughter Zion, now a captive.
3 For this is what the LORD says: ¶ "You were sold for nothing, ¶ and without money you will be redeemed."
4 For this is what the Sovereign LORD says: ¶ "At first my people went down to Egypt to live; ¶ lately, Assyria has oppressed them.
5 "And now what do I have here?" declares the LORD. ¶ "For my people have been taken away for nothing, ¶ and those who rule them mock, [^1] " ¶ declares the LORD. ¶ "And all day long ¶ my name is constantly blasphemed.
6 Therefore my people will know my name; therefore in that day they will know ¶ that it is I who foretold it. ¶ Yes, it is I."
7 How beautiful on the mountains ¶ are the feet of those who bring good news, ¶ who proclaim peace, ¶ who bring good tidings, ¶ who proclaim salvation, ¶ who say to Zion, ¶ "Your God reigns!"
8 Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices; together they shout for joy. ¶ When the LORD returns to Zion, ¶ they will see it with their own eyes.
9 Burst into songs of joy together, you ruins of Jerusalem, ¶ for the LORD has comforted his people, ¶ he has redeemed Jerusalem.
10 The LORD will lay bare his holy arm in the sight of all the nations, ¶ and all the ends of the earth will see ¶ the salvation of our God.
11 Depart, depart, go out from there! ¶ Touch no unclean thing! ¶ Come out from it and be pure, ¶ you who carry the articles of the LORD's house.
12 But you will not leave in haste or go in flight; ¶ for the LORD will go before you, ¶ the God of Israel will be your rear guard.
13 See, my servant will act wisely [^2] ; ¶ he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted.
14 Just as there were many who were appalled at him [^3] — his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human being ¶ and his form marred beyond human likeness —
15 so he will sprinkle many nations, [^4] and kings will shut their mouths because of him. For what they were not told, they will see, ¶ and what they have not heard, they will understand.