Isaiah 52:2

“Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Shake thy selfe from the dust: arise, and sit downe, O Ierusalem: loose thy selfe from the bandes of thy necke, O captiue daughter of Zion.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Shake yourself from the dust, rise up, O captive Jerusalem; Loose yourself from the chains around your neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Shake thyself from the dust; arise, sit `on thy throne', O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bonds of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Make yourself clean from the dust; up! and take the seat of your power, O Jerusalem: the bands of your neck are loose, O prisoned daughter of Zion.
- Basic English Bible

Shake thyself from the dust; arise, sit down, Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, captive daughter of Zion.
- Darby Bible

Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
- Webster's Bible

Shake yourself from the dust; arise, sit [on your throne], Jerusalem: release yourself from the bonds of your neck, captive daughter of Zion.
- World English Bible

Shake thyself from dust, arise, sit, O Jerusalem, Bands of thy neck have loosed themselves, O captive, daughter of Zion.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem; loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 52:2


52:2 The dust - In which thou hast sat as a mourner. The bands - The yoke of thy captivity shall be taken off from thee.


Discussion for Isaiah 52:2

  • Godwin Simeon Umoh for verse 2
    ISAIAH 52:2 The revelation in this verse 2 of Isaiah 52 is that there was provision that GOD has already provided for the people for the freedom from the bands, the yoke, and the mess of the enemies but yet the Nation, the Sons and the daughters of zion, or the church could not activate this deliverance provision just the same way Moses was complaining with an instrument of power and breakthrough in his hand. In other word, there are certain level of satanic and demonic power, infact the bible says all powers of the enemies that GOD has put them under our foot and yet some believers stil allow those defeated powers of darkness to hold them captive as a result of ignorance. I therefore implore all christians to wake up and take their stand,execise their authorities, enforce their power over their enemies and their deception and oppression. A man in honour or authority that understandeth not is like the beast that perishet.

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