God Redeems Jerusalem
Put on your strength, O Zion;
Put on your beautiful garments,
O Jerusalem, the holy city!
For the uncircumcised #Neh. 11:1; Is. 48:2; 64:10; Zech. 14:20, 21; Matt. 4:5; (Rev. 21:2–27)and the unclean
Shall no longer come to you.
2#Is. 3:26Shake yourself from the dust, arise;
Sit down, O Jerusalem!
#Is. 9:4; 10:27; 14:25; Zech. 2:7Loose yourself from the bonds of your neck,
O captive daughter of Zion!
3For thus says the Lord:
#Ps. 44:12; Jer. 15:13“You have sold yourselves for nothing,
And you shall be redeemed #Is. 45:13without money.”
4For thus says the Lord God:
“My people went down at first
Into #Gen. 46:6Egypt to dwell there;
Then the Assyrian oppressed them without cause.
5Now therefore, what have I here,” says the Lord,
“That My people are taken away for nothing?
Those who rule over them
Make them wail,” says the Lord,
“And My name is #Ezek. 36:20, 23; Rom. 2:24blasphemed continually every day.
6Therefore My people shall know My name;
Therefore they shall know in that day
That I am He who speaks:
‘Behold, it is I.’ ”
7#Is. 40:9; 61:1; Nah. 1:15; Rom. 10:15; Eph. 6:15How 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,
#Ps. 93:1; Is. 24:23“Your God reigns!”
8Your 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.
9Break forth into joy, sing together,
You waste places of Jerusalem!
For the Lord has comforted His people,
He has redeemed Jerusalem.
10#Ps. 98:1–3The Lord has made bare His holy arm
In the eyes of #Luke 3:6all the nations;
And all the ends of the earth shall see
The salvation of our God.
11#Is. 48:20; Jer. 50:8; Zech. 2:6, 7; 2 Cor. 6:17Depart! Depart! Go out from there,
Touch no unclean thing;
Go out from the midst of her,
#Lev. 22:2; (Is. 1:16)Be clean,
You who bear the vessels of the Lord.
12For #Ex. 12:11, 33; Deut. 16:3you shall not go out with haste,
Nor go by flight;
#Mic. 2:13For the Lord will go before you,
#Ex. 14:19, 20; Is. 58:8And the God of Israel will be your rear guard.
The Sin-Bearing Servant
13Behold, #Is. 42:1My Servant shall deal prudently;
#Is. 57:15; Phil. 2:9He shall be exalted and extolled and be very high.
14Just as many were astonished at you,
So His #Ps. 22:6, 7; Matt. 26:67; 27:30; John 19:3visage was marred more than any man,
And His form more than the sons of men;
15#Num. 19:18–21; Ezek. 36:25So shall He sprinkle many nations.
Kings shall shut their mouths at Him;
For #Rom. 15:21; (Eph. 3:5, 9); 1 Pet. 1:2what had not been told them they shall see,
And what they had not heard they shall consider.