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Isaiah 52 - NIV


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.

2 Shake off your dust;
rise up, sit enthroned, Jerusalem.
Free yourself from the chains on your neck,
Daughter Zion, now a captive.

3 For this is what the Lord says:

“You were sold for nothing,
and without money you will be redeemed.”

4 For this is what the Sovereign Lord says:

“At first my people went down to Egypt to live;
lately, Assyria has oppressed them.

5 “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!”

8 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.

9 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.


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


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.


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

Sermons on Isaiah 52 More sermons: Isaiah 52

Mike Rickman avatar
He Has Borne Our Griefs
Shared by: Mike Rickman on Oct, 2016
Summary: We must allow the Lord to bear ur sicknesses...
Scripture: Isaiah 52:1-53:12
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 80
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
I Will Never, Never, Never, Never, Never.
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Aug, 2016
Summary: The theologian Adam Clarke notes that in the Greek there are no less than 5 five negatives in this short discourse. I will Never ... Never ... Never ... Never ... Never... leave you or forsake you.
Chuck Musselwhite avatar
Isaiah 51-52
Shared by: Chuck Musselwhite on Feb, 2016
Summary: Exposition of Isaiah 51-52
Series: Isaiah
Scripture: Isaiah 51:1-52:12
Views: 164
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
4th Servant Song - Jesus the Man of Sorrows
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Feb, 2016
Summary: 'Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same Scripture, and preached unto him Jesus' (Acts 8:35).
Gerald Roberts avatar
'The Big announcement"
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Dec, 2015
Summary: How beautiful the gospel bringers announcement to the world.
Ian Humphrey avatar
I have set watchmen upon thy walls
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: I have set watchmen upon thy walls
Scripture: Isaiah 52:6-7
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 247
Ian Humphrey avatar
The Man Of Sorrows
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: The Man Of Sorrows
Scripture: Isaiah 52:13-53:10
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 150
Ian Humphrey avatar
His Marred Face
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: His Marred Face
Scripture: Isaiah 52:13-15
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 127
Ian Humphrey avatar
Five Astonishing Facts
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Five Astonishing Facts
Scripture: Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 163
Ian Humphrey avatar
The Man Of Sorrows
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: The Man Of Sorrows
Scripture: Isaiah 52:13-53:10
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 123
Ian Humphrey avatar
The Man Of Sorrows
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: The Man Of Sorrows
Scripture: Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 108
Steve Ely avatar
Tactics - Pt. 2 - After
Shared by: Steve Ely on Feb, 2015
Summary: We are instructed to be aware of how our enemy works against us. However, it is also essential to know how God works. We need to learn His tactics so that we won't miss His hand moving in our life.
Series: Tactics
allan kircher avatar
Finish with praise
Shared by: allan kircher on Dec, 2014
Summary: How many days do we live/spiritual haze missing our Lord.
Scripture: Isaiah 52:1-2
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 587
allan kircher avatar
Finish with praise again
Shared by: allan kircher on Dec, 2014
Summary: Our entire faith is based on the fact Jesus got up and didn’t stay in the ground
Scripture: Isaiah 52:2
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 600
John McCormack avatar
Shared by: John McCormack on Aug, 2014
Scripture: Isaiah 52:7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 508
Ed Vasicek avatar
The Isaiah 53 Flashback
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Apr, 2014
Summary: When people grasp the atoning work of Jesus and turn to him, his death on the cross begins to make sense.
Thomas Swope avatar
Wake Up
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Jan, 2014
Summary: A study of chapter 52 verses 1 through 15
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
The Ethiopian Ambassador
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Dec, 2013
Summary: Philip preaches on Isaiah 53.
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
Waiting for the News
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Nov, 2013
Summary: Salvation hope: comfort from God.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 52:7-10
Views: 1,165
Kevin Higgins avatar
Unlikely Servants
Shared by: Kevin Higgins on Apr, 2013
Summary: God uses the unlikely of this world to accomplish great things.
Scripture: Isaiah 52:13-53:10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,323
Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson avatar
Good Friday
Shared by: Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Mar, 2013
Summary: The image of the cross and skull bones compared and contrasted with Jesus on the cross.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 568
Kelly Benton avatar
Beautiful Feet
Shared by: Kelly Benton on Mar, 2013
Summary: A Youth Group message that shares two messages in one. 1st: shares how God views us as we share His word with others and 2nd: shares humbleness and servant hood.
based on 17 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 52:6-7
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 7,428
Matthew Cox avatar
Isaiah 52:1-2
Shared by: Matthew Cox on Oct, 2012
Summary: This sermon reflects on the first two verses in Isaiah 52.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 52:1-2
Denomination: *other
Views: 2,713
Steven Simala Grant avatar
Wake Up, Wake Up!
Shared by: Steven Simala Grant on Jul, 2012
Summary: This sermon describes the difference between awake christians and those that are asleep.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 52:1-3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,802
Paul Barreca avatar
The Comeback - Christ's Suffering and Glory
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Apr, 2012
Summary: We all love a comeback story. Today is Easter, or as I like to call it, Resurrection Sunday. The Resurrection story is about victory rising out of suffering and defeat. It is the story of the greatest comeback in human history!
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Views: 1,067
Paul Barreca avatar
The Suffering Servant
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Mar, 2012
Summary: God’s greatest gift was given when Jesus suffered for your sin. His anguish on the cross is described in graphic detail in Isaiah 53.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 52:13-53:9
Views: 964
James May avatar
Out With the Old and In With the New
Shared by: James May on Jan, 2012
Summary: A sermon for the New Year. God wants us to leave the past in the past and look forward to a better tomorrow in Him. This world may not get any better, but the Bible is filled with promises for God's people. Let us look forward with anticipation to see
based on 14 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 52:12
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 4,344
C. Philip Green avatar
God’s Suffering Servant
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Dec, 2011
Summary: If we want complete absolution for our sins and full recovery from our failures, then we must bow before Jesus as our Sovereign Lord, believe in Him who was scorned, bank on His substitutionary sacrifice; then we can benefit from his victory and success.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1,029
Matthew Kratz avatar
Peace on Earth
Shared by: Matthew Kratz on Dec, 2011
Summary: "Peace on Earth" is illustrated through God’s reign in Isaiah 52:7-10 as seen through: 1) The Peaceful Reign (Isaiah 52:7), 2) The Peaceful Return (Isaiah 52:8-9), 3) The Peaceful Reveal (Isaiah 52:10)
Series: Advent
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,485