The Bible in Its Traditions

Isaiah 52:1–6

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Awake, awake, put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city; for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.

Rise up, Rise up! Clothe yourself in strength, O Zion! Put on the garments of your glory, O Jerusalem, the city of the Holy One! For the uncircumcised and the unclean will no longer pass through you.

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Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem; loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.

Shake off the dust and arise; sit down, Jerusalem: put off the band of thy neck, captive daughter of Sion.

Shake yourself from the dust! Arise and sit up, O Jerusalem! Loose the chains from your neck, O captive daughter of Zion!

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For thus saith YHWH: Ye were sold for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money.

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For thus saith YHWH GOD: My people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause.

Thus saith the Lord, My people went down before to Egypt to sojourn there; and were carried away forcibly to the Assyrians.

For thus says the Lord God: My people descended into Egypt, in the beginning, in order to sojourn there. But the Assyrian oppressed them, without any cause at all.

Now therefore, what do I here, saith YHWH, seeing that My people is taken away for nought? They that rule over them do howl, saith the YHWH, and My name continually all the day is blasphemed.

And now why are ye here? Thus saith the Lord, Because my people was taken for nothing, wonder ye and howl. Thus saith the Lord, On account of you my name is continually blasphemed among the Gentiles.

And now, what is left for me here, says the Lord? For my people have been taken away without cause. Their lords treat them unjustly, says the Lord. And my name is being continually blasphemed all day long.

Therefore My people shall know My name; therefore they shall know in that day that I, even He that spoke, behold, here I am.

Therefore shall my people know my name in that day, for I am he that speaks: I am present,

Because of this, my people will know my name, in that day. For it is I myself who is speaking. Behold, I am here.