17 Awake, awake! Rise up, O Jerusalem, you who have drunk from the hand of the Lord the cup of his wrath, you who have drained to its dregs the goblet that makes men stagger. 18 Of all the sons she bore there was none to guide her; of all the sons she reared there was none to take her by the hand. 19 These double calamities have come upon you- who can comfort you?- ruin and destruction, famine and sword- who can console you? 20 Your sons have fainted; they lie at the head of every street, like antelope caught in a net. They are filled with the wrath of the Lord and the rebuke of your God. 21 Therefore hear this, you afflicted one, made drunk, but not with wine. 22 This is what your Sovereign Lord says, your God, who defends his people: "See, I have taken out of your hand the cup that made you stagger; from that cup, the goblet of my wrath, you will never drink again. 23 I will put it into the hands of your tormentors, who said to you, 'Fall prostrate that we may walk over you.' And you made your back like the ground, like a street to be walked over."
52Awake, awake, O Zion, clothe
yourself with strength. Put on your
garments of splendor, O Jerusalem, the
holy city. The uncircumcised and defiled
will not enter you again.
Shake off your dust; rise up, sit
enthroned, O Jerusalem. Free yourself
from the chains on your neck, O captive
Daughter of Zion.
For this is what the Lord says: "You
were sold for nothing, and without
money you will be redeemed."
For this is what the Sovereign Lord
says: "At first my people went down to
Egypt to live; lately, Assyria has
"And now what do I have here?"
declares the Lord . "For my people have
been taken away for nothing, and those
who rule them mock, " declares the
Lord . "And all day long my name is
Therefore my people will know my
name; therefore in that day they will
know that it is I who foretold it. Yes, it is
How beautiful on the mountains are the
feet of those who bring good news, who
proclaim peace, who bring good tidings,
who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion,
"Your God reigns!"
Listen! Your watchmen lift up their
voices; together they shout for joy.
When the Lord returns to Zion, they will
see it with their own eyes.
Burst into songs of joy together, you
ruins of Jerusalem, for the Lord has
comforted his people, he has redeemed
10 The Lord will lay bare his holy arm in
the sight of all the nations, and all the
ends of the earth will see the salvation
of our God.
11 Depart, depart, go out from there!
Touch no unclean thing! Come out from
it and be pure, you who carry the
vessels of the Lord .
12 But you will not leave in haste or go in
flight; for the Lord will go before you, the
God of Israel will be your rear guard.