Chapter 51: The Lord shall gather Zion
The Lord will comfort – the wilderness shall become an Eden. The Lord’s salvation and righteousness are forever. Fear God, not man. God defeated Rahab (sea monster), and parted the seas (again, the exodus from Babylon and Egypt are compared). The cup of the Lord’s fury will be taken from Israel, and given to its enemies.
“…fear ye not the reproach of men…” (Isaiah 51:7)
Chapter 52: Zion shall return
Put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city! You shall be redeemed for no money. Israel’s oppressors will wail. All the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God. When departing, the Lord will be the rear guard. The Lord’s servant will be both exalted and humiliated. Nations will be cleansed and astonished by him.