put on your strength, O Zion!
Put on your beautiful garments,
O Jerusalem, the holy city;
for the uncircumcised and the unclean
will come into you no more.
“My people went down at the first into Egypt to live there;
then the Assyrian oppressed them without cause.
For this reason they will know in that Day
that I am he who speaks;
behold, it is I.”
are the feet of him who brings good news,
who proclaims peace,
who brings good news of good,
who proclaims salvation,
who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!”
you waste places of Jerusalem,
for Yahweh has comforted his people,
he has redeemed Jerusalem.
in the eyes of all the nations,
and all the ends of the earth
have seen the salvation of our God.
touch no unclean thing!
Go out of the middle of her! Cleanse yourselves,
you who carry the vessels of Yahweh.
nor will you go by flight,
for Yahweh will go before you;
and the God of Israel will be your rear guard.
Kings will shut their mouths on account of him,
for they saw what had not been told to them,
and what they had not heard they have understood.