Christ persuadeth the Church to believe his free redemption,
Isaiah 52:1 Arise, arise: put on thy strength, O Zion: put on thy garments of thy beautie, O Ierusalem, the holy citie: for hencefoorth there shall no more come into thee the vncircumcised and the vncleane. Isaiah 52:2 Shake thy selfe from the dust: arise, and sit downe, O Ierusalem: loose the bandes of thy necke, O thou captiue daughter, Zion. Isaiah 52:3 For thus sayeth the Lorde, Yee were solde for naught: therefore shall ye be redeemed without money. Isaiah 52:4 For thus saith the Lorde God, My people went downe afore time into Egypt to soiourne there, and Asshur oppressed them without cause. Isaiah 52:5 Nowe therefore what haue I here, saith the Lorde, that my people is taken away for naught, & they that rule ouer them, make them to howle, saith the Lorde? And my Name all the day continually is blasphemed? Isaiah 52:6 Therefore my people shal know my Name: therefore they shall know in that day, that I am he that doe speake: beholde, it is I.
to receive the ministers thereof,
Isaiah 52:7 How beautifull vpon the mountaines are the feete of him, that declareth and publisheth peace? That declareth good tidings, and publisheth saluation, saying vnto Zion, Thy God reigneth? Isaiah 52:8 The voyce of thy watchmen shalbe heard: they shall lift vp their voyce, and shoute together: for they shall see eye to eye, when the Lord shall bring againe Zion.
to joy in the power thereof,
Isaiah 52:9 O ye desolate places of Ierusalem, bee glad and reioyce together: for the Lorde hath comforted his people: he hath redeemed Ierusalem. Isaiah 52:10 The Lorde hath made bare his holy arme in the sight of all the Gentiles, and all the endes of the earth shall see the saluation of our God.
and to free themselves from bondage.
Isaiah 52:11 Depart, depart ye: goe out from thence and touche no vncleane thing: goe out of the middes of her: be ye cleane, that beare the vessels of the Lord. Isaiah 52:12 For ye shall not goe out with haste, nor depart by fleeing away: but the Lorde will goe before you, and the God of Israel will gather you together.
Christ's Kingdom shall be exalted.
Isaiah 52:13 Beholde, my seruant shall prosper: he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very hie. Isaiah 52:14 As many were astonied at thee (his visage was so deformed of men, and his forme of the sonnes of men) Isaiah 52:15 so shall hee sprinkle many nations: the Kings shall shut their mouthes at him: for that which had not bene tolde them, shall they see, and that which they had not heard, shall they vnderstande.