1“Wake up, wake up;
put on your strength, Zion!
Put on your beautiful garments,52:1 Is 61:3
Jerusalem, the holy city!52:1 Neh 11:1; Is 48:2
For the uncircumcised and the unclean
will no longer enter you.52:1 Is 35:8; Rv 21:27
2Stand up, shake the dust off yourself!
Take your seat, Jerusalem.
Remove the bonds52:2 Alt Hb tradition reads The bonds are removed from your neck,
captive Daughter Zion.”
3For this is what the Lord says:
“You were sold for nothing,
and you will be redeemed without silver.”52:3 Is 45:13; 1Pt 1:18
4For this is what the Lord God says:
“At first my people went down to Egypt to reside there,52:4 Gn 46:6
then Assyria oppressed them without cause.52:4 Or them at last, or them for nothing
5So now what have I here” —
this is the Lord’s declaration —
“that my people are taken away for nothing?
Its rulers wail” —
this is the Lord’s declaration —
“and my name is continually blasphemed all day long.52:5 Ezk 36:20; Rm 2:24
6Therefore my people will know my name;52:6 Is 49:23
therefore they will know on that day
that I am he who says,
‘Here I am.’”

7How beautiful on the mountains
are the feet of the herald,
who proclaims peace,
who brings news of good things,52:7 Nah 1:15; Rm 10:15
who proclaims salvation,
who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!” 52:7 Ps 93:1; Is 24:23
8The voices of your watchmen52:8 Is 62:6 —
they lift up their voices,
shouting for joy together;
for every eye will see
when the Lord returns to Zion.
9Be joyful, rejoice together,
you ruins of Jerusalem!52:9 Is 44:26; 51:3; 61:4
For the Lord has comforted his people;52:9 Is 40:1
he has redeemed Jerusalem.
10The Lord has displayed his holy arm
in the sight of all the nations;52:10 Ps 98:1–3; Is 51:9; 66:18–19
all the ends of the earth will see
the salvation of our God.52:10 Is 40:5; Lk 3:6

11Leave, leave, go out from there!52:11 Is 48:20; Jr 50:8; Ezk 20:34,41; Zch 2:6,7; 2Co 6:17
Do not touch anything unclean;
go out from her, purify yourselves,52:11 2Co 6:17; 2Tm 2:19
you who carry the vessels of the Lord.
12For you will not leave in a hurry,52:12 Ex 12:11,33; Dt 16:3
and you will not have to take flight;
because the Lord is going before you,52:12 Ex 23:23; Dt 1:30; 31:8; Is 45:2
and the God of Israel is your rear guard.52:12 Jos 6:9,13; Is 58:8
The Servant’s Suffering and Exaltation
13See, my servant52:13 Tg adds the Messiah52:13 Is 42:1; 49:3–7; 50:10; 53:11; Ezk 34:23–24; Zch 3:8; Ac 3:13 will be successful;52:13 Or will act wisely
he will be raised and lifted up and greatly exalted.52:13 Php 2:9–11
14Just as many were appalled at you52:14 Some Hb mss, Syr, Tg read him —
his appearance was so disfigured
that he did not look like a man,
and his form did not resemble a human being —
15so he will sprinkle many nations.52:15 LXX reads so many nations will marvel at him52:15 Nm 19:18–21; Ezk 36:25
Kings will shut their mouths because of him,
for they will see what had not been told them,
and they will understand what they had not heard.52:15 Rm 15:21; Eph 3:5