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1 aAwake, awake,
Clothe yourself in your strength, O Zion;
Clothe yourself in your bbeautiful garments,
O Jerusalem, the choly city;
For the uncircumcised and the dunclean
Will no longer come into you.
O captive Jerusalem;
cLoose yourself from the chains around your neck,
O captive daughter of Zion.
5 “Now therefore, what do I have here,” declares the Lord, “seeing that My people have been taken away without cause?” Again the Lord declares, “Those who rule over them howl, and My aname is continually blasphemed all day long.
6 “Therefore My people shall aknow My name; therefore in that day I am the one who is speaking, ‘Here I am.’ ”
Are the feet of him who brings agood news,
Who announces 1peace
And brings good news of 2happiness,
Who announces salvation,
8 Listen! Your watchmen lift up their avoices,
They shout joyfully together;
For they will see 1with their own eyes
When the Lord restores Zion.
9 aBreak forth, shout joyfully together,
You bwaste places of Jerusalem;
For the Lord has comforted His people,
He has credeemed Jerusalem.
10 The Lord has bared His holy aarm
In the sight of all the nations,
The salvation of our God.
11 aDepart, depart, go out from there,
bTouch nothing unclean;
Go out of the midst of her, cpurify yourselves,
You who carry the vessels of the Lord.
12 But you will not go out in ahaste,
Nor will you go 1as fugitives;
For the bLord will go before you,
And cthe God of Israel will be your rear guard.
13 Behold, My aservant will prosper,
So His aappearance was marred more than any man
And His form more than the sons of men.
15 Thus He will asprinkle many nations,
Kings will bshut their mouths on account of Him;
For cwhat had not been told them they will see,
And what they had not heard they will understand.
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