Jehovah's encouragement to Zion
! Awake! Put on
Your strength, O Zion;
Put on your beautiful garments,
O Jerusalem, O bholy
For the uncircumcised and the cunclean
Will no longer come into you.
Shake yourself from the dust; arise,
Sit down, O Jerusalem;
Loose yourself from the bonds on your neck,
O captive daughter of Zion.
For thus says Jehovah, You are those who have been asold
for nothing, and you will be bredeemed
For thus says the Lord Jehovah, At first My people went down to aEgypt
to sojourn there; then the bAssyrian
oppressed them without cause.
Now then what do I have here, declares Jehovah, since My people have been taken away for nothing? Those who rule over them howl, declares Jehovah, and My name is continually ablasphemed
all day long.
Therefore My people will know My name; therefore in that day they will know that I am He who speaks; here I am.
Jehovah's good news for Zion and Jerusalem
beautiful on the mountains
Are the bfeet
of him who brings good news,
Of him who announces peace, who brings news of good things,
Who announces salvation;
Of him who says to Zion, 1Your
The voice of your watchmen! They lift up their voice;
They give a ringing shout together;
For they will see with their very own eyes
When Jehovah restores Zion.
Break forth, give a ringing shout together,
You wasted places of Jerusalem,
For Jehovah has comforted His people,
He has redeemed Jerusalem.
Jehovah has bared His holy 1arm
In the sight of all the nations,
And all the ends of the earth will see
of our God.
Jehovah's charge to Israel to depart from Babylon
! Depart! Go out from 1there
Do not touch any unclean thing!
Go out from the midst of her! Cleanse yourselves,
You who bear the 2vessels
For you will not go out in haste,
And you will not go in flight;
For Jehovah will ago
And the God of Israel will be your rear guard.
The prosperity of Christ as the Servant of Jehovah in relation to Israel's return from captivity and her restoration
Indeed, My 1aServant
will act 2wisely
and will prosper;
He will be 3bexalted
and lifted up and very high.
Even as many were astonished at 1Him
more than that of any man,
And His form more than that of the sons of men —
So will He 1surprise many nations;
Kings will 1shut
their mouths because of Him; aFor
what had not been 2recounted
to them they will see,
And what they had not bheard
of they will contemplate.