God comforts and protects His redeemed, for they are cleansed by His suffering Servant Jesus.

BibleGateway: Isaiah 52:7-15

ESV Text: Isaiah 52:7-15

Isaiah 52:7–15 (Listen)


  How beautiful upon the mountains
    are the feet of him who brings good news,
  who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness,
    who publishes salvation,
    who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”
  The voice of your watchmen—they lift up their voice;
    together they sing for joy;
  for eye to eye they see
    the return of the LORD to Zion.
  Break forth together into singing,
    you waste places of Jerusalem,
  for the LORD has comforted his people;
    he has redeemed Jerusalem.
10   The LORD has bared his holy arm
    before the eyes of all the nations,
  and all the ends of the earth shall see
    the salvation of our God.


11   Depart, depart, go out from there;
    touch no unclean thing;
  go out from the midst of her; purify yourselves,
    you who bear the vessels of the LORD.
12   For you shall not go out in haste,
    and you shall not go in flight,
  for the LORD will go before you,
    and the God of Israel will be your rear guard.

He Was Pierced for Our Transgressions


13   Behold, my servant shall act wisely;1
    he shall be high and lifted up,
    and shall be exalted.
14   As many were astonished at you—
    his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance,
    and his form beyond that of the children of mankind—
15   so shall he sprinkle2 many nations.
    Kings shall shut their mouths because of him,
  for that which has not been told them they see,
    and that which they have not heard they understand.

Footnotes

[1] 52:13 Or shall prosper

[2] 52:15 Or startle

(ESV)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 52

     7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! 8 Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion. 9 Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the LORD hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem. 10 The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God. 11 Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the LORD. 12 For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rereward.

     13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. 14 As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men: 15 So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 153:
Stricken, Smitten and Afflicted

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Stricken, smitten, and afflicted, 
See Him dying on the tree! 
‘Tis the Christ by man rejected; 
Yes, my soul, ’tis He! ’tis He! 
‘Tis the long-expected Prophet, 
David’s Son, yet David’s Lord; 
Proofs I see sufficient of it: 
‘Tis the true and faithful Word. 

2. Tell me, ye who hear Him groaning, 
Was there ever grief like His? 
Friends through fear His cause disowning, 
Foes insulting His distress; 
Many hands were raised to wound Him, 
None would interpose to save; 
But the deepest stroke that pierced Him 
Was the stroke that Justice gave. 

3. Ye who think of sin but lightly 
Nor suppose the evil great 
Here may view its nature rightly, 
Here its guilt may estimate. 
Mark the Sacrifice appointed, 
See who bears the awful load; 
‘Tis the WORD, the LORD’S ANOINTED, 
Son of Man and Son of God. 

4. Here we have a firm foundation; 
Here the refuge of the lost; 
Christ’s the Rock of our salvation, 
His the name of which we boast. 
Lamb of God, for sinners wounded, 
Sacrifice to cancel guilt! 
None shall ever be confounded 
Who on Him their hope have built. 


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