The Servant’s Mission

42 “This(A) is My Servant;(B) I strengthen Him,
this is My Chosen One;(C) I delight in Him.(D)
I have put My Spirit on Him;(E)
He will bring justice[a] to the nations.(F)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 42:1 DSS read His justice

The Servant of the Lord

42 “Here is my servant,(A) whom I uphold,
    my chosen one(B) in whom I delight;(C)
I will put my Spirit(D) on him,
    and he will bring justice(E) to the nations.(F)

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10 “You are My witnesses”(A)
this is the Lord’s declaration—
“and My servant whom I have chosen,(B)
so that you may know and believe Me
and understand that I am He.(C)
No god was formed before Me,
and there will be none after Me.(D)

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10 “You are my witnesses,(A)” declares the Lord,
    “and my servant(B) whom I have chosen,
so that you may know(C) and believe me
    and understand that I am he.
Before me no god(D) was formed,
    nor will there be one after me.(E)

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20 The animals of the field will honor Me,
jackals and ostriches,
because I provide water in the wilderness,
and rivers in the desert,(A)
to give drink to My chosen people.

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20 The wild animals(A) honor me,
    the jackals(B) and the owls,
because I provide water(C) in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland,
to give drink to my people, my chosen,

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Spiritual Blessing

44 “And now listen, Jacob My servant,
Israel whom I have chosen.(A)
This is the word of the Lord
your Maker who formed you from the womb;
He[a] will help you:
Do not fear; Jacob is My servant;
I have chosen Jeshurun.[b](B)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 44:2 Lit from the womb, and He
  2. Isaiah 44:2 = Upright One, referring to Israel

Israel the Chosen

44 “But now listen, Jacob, my servant,(A)
    Israel, whom I have chosen.(B)
This is what the Lord says—
    he who made(C) you, who formed you in the womb,(D)
    and who will help(E) you:
Do not be afraid,(F) Jacob, my servant,(G)
    Jeshurun,[a](H) whom I have chosen.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 44:2 Jeshurun means the upright one, that is, Israel.

I call you by your name,
because of Jacob My servant(A)
and Israel My chosen one.
I give a name to you,
though you do not know Me.

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For the sake of Jacob my servant,(A)
    of Israel my chosen,
I summon you by name
    and bestow on you a title of honor,
    though you do not acknowledge(B) me.

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This is what the Lord,
the Redeemer(A) of Israel, his Holy One, says
to one who is despised,
to one abhorred by people,[a](B)
to a servant of rulers:
“Kings will see and stand up,
and princes[b] will bow down,
because of the Lord, who is faithful,
the Holy One of Israel(C)—and He has chosen you.”(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 49:7 Or by the nation
  2. Isaiah 49:7 Lit princes and they

This is what the Lord says—
    the Redeemer and Holy One of Israel(A)
to him who was despised(B) and abhorred by the nation,
    to the servant of rulers:
“Kings(C) will see you and stand up,
    princes will see and bow down,(D)
because of the Lord, who is faithful,(E)
    the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen(F) you.”

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I will produce descendants from Jacob,(A)
and heirs to My mountains from Judah;
My chosen(B) ones will possess it,
and My servants will dwell there.(C)

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I will bring forth descendants(A) from Jacob,
    and from Judah those who will possess(B) my mountains;
my chosen(C) people will inherit them,
    and there will my servants live.(D)

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15 You will leave your name behind
as a curse for My chosen ones,(A)
and the Lord God will kill you;
but He will give His servants another name.(B)

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15 You will leave your name
    for my chosen ones to use in their curses;(A)
the Sovereign Lord will put you to death,
    but to his servants he will give another name.(B)

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22 They will not build and others live in them;
they will not plant and others eat.
For My people’s lives will be
like the lifetime of a tree.(A)
My chosen ones will fully enjoy
the work of their hands.

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22 No longer will they build houses and others live in them,(A)
    or plant and others eat.
For as the days of a tree,(B)
    so will be the days(C) of my people;
my chosen(D) ones will long enjoy
    the work of their hands.

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