Is 49:1Listen to me, O coastlands, / And hearken, you peoples from afar. / Jehovah has called me from the womb; / From the bowels of my mother He has made mention of my name.

Is 49:2And He has made my mouth like a sharp sword; / He has concealed me in the shadow of His hand, / And He has made me a polished arrow; / He has hidden me in His quiver.

Is 49:3And He said to me, You are My servant, / Israel, in whom I will be glorified.

Is 49:4But I said, I have labored in vain; / I have used up my strength for nothing and vanity; / Yet surely the justice due to me is with Jehovah, / And my recompense with my God.

Is 49:5And now says Jehovah, / Who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant, / To bring Jacob back to Him, / So that Israel would be gathered to Him; / And I will be glorified in the sight of Jehovah, / And My God will be My strength.

Is 49:6He says, It is too small a thing that You would be My Servant / To raise up the tribes of Jacob / And bring back the preserved of Israel; / I will also set You as a light of the nations / That You may be My salvation unto the ends of the earth.

Is 49:7Thus says Jehovah, / The Redeemer of Israel, his Holy One, / To the despised One, the One abhorred by the nation, / The One subjected to tyrants, / Kings will see and arise, / And princes will bow down; / Because of Jehovah, who is faithful, / The Holy One of Israel, who has chosen You.

Is 49:8Thus says Jehovah, / In an acceptable time I have answered You, / And in a day of salvation I have helped You; / And I will preserve You and give You for a covenant of the people, / To restore the land, to apportion the desolate inheritances,

Is 49:9To say to the prisoners, Come forth, / To say to those who are in darkness, Show yourselves. They will feed along the roads, / And their pasture will be on all the bare heights;

Is 49:10They will not hunger or thirst; / Neither the scorching heat nor the sun will strike them; / For He who has compassion on them will lead them / And will guide them beside the springs of water;

Is 49:11And I will make all My mountains into a road, / And My highways will be raised up.

Is 49:12Indeed, these will come from a distance, / And indeed these will come from the north and the west, / And these from the land of the Sinim.

Is 49:13Give a ringing shout, O heavens, and exult, O earth, / And break forth into shouting, O mountains; / For Jehovah has comforted His people / And will have compassion on His afflicted ones.

Is 49:14But Zion has said, Jehovah has forsaken me, / And the Lord has forgotten me.

Is 49:15Can a woman forget her nursing child, / That she would not have compassion on the son of her womb? / Even though they may forget, / Yet I will not forget you.

Is 49:16Indeed, I have engraved you upon the palms of My hands; / Your walls are continually before Me.

Is 49:17Your children make haste; / Your destroyers and those who lay you waste / Will go forth from you.

Is 49:18Lift up your eyes and look around; / All of these gather themselves together and come to you. / As I live, declares Jehovah, / You will put all of them on like an ornament / And gird yourself with them like a bride.

Is 49:19For your waste and desolate places / And your devastated land — / For you will be too constricted now because of its inhabitants, / And those who swallowed you up will be far away.

Is 49:20The children of whom you were bereaved / Will yet say in your ears, / This place is too constricted for me; / Make room for me that I may dwell here.

Is 49:21Then you will say in your heart, / Who has borne these for me, / Since I have been bereaved of children and am barren, / An exile and driven about? / And who brought these up? / Indeed, I was left alone; / From where did these come?

Is 49:22Thus says the Lord Jehovah, / Indeed, I will lift up My hand to the nations, / And unto the peoples I will lift up My banner; / And they will bring your sons in their arms, / And they will carry your daughters on their shoulders.

Is 49:23And kings will be your foster fathers; / And their princesses will be those who nurse you; / They will bow down to you with their faces toward the earth / And lick the dust of your feet; / And you will know that I am Jehovah; / Those who wait on Me will not be ashamed.

Is 49:24Can the booty be taken from the strong man, / Or the lawful captives be delivered?

Is 49:25Surely, thus says Jehovah, / Even the captive may be taken from the strong man, / And the booty may be released from the tyrant; / For I will strive with those who strive with you, / And I will save your children;

Is 49:26And I will feed those who oppress you with their own flesh; / And they will be drunk with their own blood as with sweet wine; / Then all flesh will know / That I am Jehovah your Savior / And your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.

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