Isaiah 49:5–7

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,f

to be my salvation to the ends of the earth.”g

This is what the Lord,

the Redeemerh of Israel, his Holy One, says

to one who is despised,

to one abhorred by people,B,i

to a servant of rulers:

“Kings will see, princes will stand up,

and theyC will all bow down

because of the Lord, who is faithful,

the Holy One of Israelj—and he has chosen you.”k

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