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Isaiah 52 Names of God Bible (NOG)

Wake Up, Zion

52 Wake up! Wake up! Clothe yourself with strength, Zion!
    Put on your beautiful clothes, holy city of Jerusalem.
    Godless and evil people will no longer come to you.
Shake the dust from yourselves.
    Get up, captive Jerusalem.
    Free yourself from the chains around your neck, captive people of Zion.

This is what Yahweh says: You were sold, but no price was paid. You will be bought back, but without money.

This is what Adonay Yahweh says: In the beginning my people went to Egypt to live there as foreigners. Later the Assyrians oppressed them for no reason. So what do I find here? asks Yahweh. My people are taken away for no reason. Their rulers are screaming, declares Yahweh. And my name is cursed all day long. Now my people will know my name. When that day comes, they will know that I am the one who says, “Here I am!”

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger
    who announces the good news, “All is well.”
        He brings the good news,
            announces salvation,
                and tells Zion that its Elohim rules as king.
Listen! Your watchmen raise their voices
    and shout together joyfully.
        When Yahweh brings Zion back,
            they will see it with their own eyes.
Break out into shouts of joy, ruins of Jerusalem.
    Yahweh will comfort his people.
        He will reclaim Jerusalem.
10 Yahweh will show his holy power to all the nations.
    All the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our Elohim.

11 Run away! Run away!
    Get away from there!
    Do not touch anything unclean.[a]
    Get away from it!
    Make yourselves pure,
    you Levites who carry the utensils for Yahweh’s temple.

12 You will not go away in a hurry,
    nor will you go away quickly.
    Yahweh will go ahead of you.
    The Elohim of Israel will guard you from behind.

The Suffering Servant

13 My servant will be successful.
    He will be respected, praised, and highly honored.
14 Many will be shocked by him.[b]
    His appearance will be so disfigured
        that he won’t look like any other man.
        His looks will be so disfigured
            that he will hardly look like a human.
15 He will cleanse many nations with his blood.
    Kings will shut their mouths because of him.
        They will see things that they had never been told.
        They will understand things that they had never heard.


  1. Isaiah 52:11 “Unclean” refers to anything that Moses’ Teachings say is not presentable to God.
  2. Isaiah 52:14 Two Hebrew manuscripts, Syriac, Targum; Masoretic Text “you.”
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Isaiah 52 New International Version (NIV)

52 Awake, awake, Zion,
    clothe yourself with strength!
Put on your garments of splendor,
    Jerusalem, the holy city.
The uncircumcised and defiled
    will not enter you again.
Shake off your dust;
    rise up, sit enthroned, Jerusalem.
Free yourself from the chains on your neck,
    Daughter Zion, now a captive.

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 oppressed them.

“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,[a]
declares the Lord.
“And all day long
    my name is constantly blasphemed.
Therefore my people will know my name;
    therefore in that day they will know
that it is I who foretold it.
    Yes, it is I.”

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 Jerusalem.
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 articles of the Lord’s house.
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.

The Suffering and Glory of the Servant

13 See, my servant will act wisely[b];
    he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted.
14 Just as there were many who were appalled at him[c]
    his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human being
    and his form marred beyond human likeness
15 so he will sprinkle many nations,[d]
    and kings will shut their mouths because of him.
For what they were not told, they will see,
    and what they have not heard, they will understand.


  1. Isaiah 52:5 Dead Sea Scrolls and Vulgate; Masoretic Text wail
  2. Isaiah 52:13 Or will prosper
  3. Isaiah 52:14 Hebrew you
  4. Isaiah 52:15 Or so will many nations be amazed at him (see also Septuagint)
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