Shake yourself from the dust; arise, sit [erect in a dignified place], O Jerusalem; loose yourself from the bonds of your neck, O captive Daughter of Zion.
For thus says the Master: You were sold for nothing, and you shall be redeemed without money.
For thus says the Master Creator: My people went down at the first into Egypt to sojourn there; and [many years later Sennacherib] the Assyrian oppressed them for nothing.
Now I delivered you from both Egypt and Assyria; what then can prevent Me from delivering you from Babylon?
But now what have I here, says the Master, seeing that My people have been taken away for nothing? Those who rule over them howl [with joy], says the Master, and My name continually is blasphemed all day long. [Rom 2:24]
Therefore, My people shall know what My name is and what it means; therefore they shall know in that day that I am He who speaks; behold, I AM! [Exo 3:13-14]
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good tidings, who publishes peace, who brings good tidings of good, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, Your Master Creator reigns! [Act 10:36; Rom 10:15; Eph 6:14-16]
Hark, your watchmen lift up their voices; together they sing for joy; for they shall see eye to eye the return of the Master to Zion.
Break forth joyously, sing together, you waste places of Jerusalem, for the Master has comforted His people, He has redeemed Jerusalem!
The Master has made bare His holy arm before the eyes of all the nations [revealing Himself as the One by Whose direction the redemption of Israel from captivity is accomplished], and all the ends of the earth shall witness the salvation of our Creator. [Luk 2:29-32; Luk 3:6]
Depart, depart, go out from there [the lands of exile]! Touch no unclean thing! Go out of the midst of her [Babylon]; cleanse yourselves and be clean, you who bear the vessels of the Master [on your journey from there]. [2Co 6:16-17]
For you will not go out with haste, nor will you go in flight [as was necessary when Israel left Egypt]; for the Master will go before you, and the Mighty One of Israel will be your rear guard.
Behold, My Servant shall deal wisely and shall prosper; He shall be exalted and extolled and shall stand very high.