New Living Translation
For this is what the LORD says: "When I sold you into exile, I received no payment. Now I can redeem you without having to pay for you."
King James Bible
For thus saith the LORD, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money.
Darby Bible Translation
For thus saith Jehovah: Ye have sold yourselves for nought, and ye shall be redeemed without money.
World English Bible
For thus says Yahweh, "You were sold for nothing; and you shall be redeemed without money."
Young's Literal Translation
For thus said Jehovah: 'For nought ye have been sold, And not by money are ye redeemed.'
Isaiah 52:3 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
52:3 Sold yourselves - By your sins, without any valuable consideration paid by them either to you, or to your Lord and owner. Without money - Without paying any ransom.
I. (Princes and kings, p. 13.) How memorable the histories, moreover, of Nebuchadnezzar  and his decrees; of Darius  and his also; but especially of Cyrus and his great monumental edict!  The beautiful narratives of the Queen of Sheba and of the Persian consort of Queen Esther (probably Xerxes) are also manifestations of the ways of Providence in giving light to the heathen world through that "nation of priests" in Israel. But Lactantius, who uses the Sibyls so freely, should …
Lactantius—The divine institutes
That the Ruler Should be Pure in Thought.
The Awakening of Zion
Remaining Books of the Old Testament.
1 Peter 1:18
For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And the ransom he paid was not mere gold or silver.
You sold your precious people for a pittance, making nothing on the sale.
Zion will be restored by justice; those who repent will be revived by righteousness.
I will raise up Cyrus to fulfill my righteous purpose, and I will guide his actions. He will restore my city and free my captive people--without seeking a reward! I, the LORD of Heaven's Armies, have spoken!"
This is what the LORD says: "Was your mother sent away because I divorced her? Did I sell you as slaves to my creditors? No, you were sold because of your sins. And your mother, too, was taken because of your sins.
They will be called "The Holy People" and "The People Redeemed by the LORD." And Jerusalem will be known as "The Desirable Place" and "The City No Longer Forsaken."
For the time has come for me to avenge my people, to ransom them from their oppressors.
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