He said to me, “You are My Servant, Israel;(A)
I will be glorified in him.”
But I myself said: I have labored in vain,
I have spent my strength for nothing and futility;
yet my vindication is with the Lord,
and my reward is with my God.
And now, says the Lord,
who formed me from the womb to be His Servant,
to bring Jacob back to Him
so that Israel might be gathered to Him;
for I am honored in the sight of the Lord,
and my God is my strength—
He says,
“It is not enough for you to be My Servant
raising up the tribes of Jacob
and restoring the protected ones of Israel.
I will also make you a light for the nations,(B)
to be My salvation to the ends of the earth.”(C)
This is what the Lord,
the Redeemer(D) of Israel, his Holy One, says
to one who is despised,
to one abhorred by people,[a](E)
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(F)—and He has chosen you.”(G)

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Footnotes

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

10 Who among you fears the Lord,
listening to the voice of His Servant?(A)
Who among you walks in darkness,
and has no light?
Let him trust in the name of Yahweh;
let him lean on his God.

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